Kate Middleton's baby essentialsAs a new mum, what should the Duchess buy?

10 July 2013

Pregnant Kate Middleton with Princes William and Harry

It’s been widely reported that Kate Middleton chose a Bugaboo pushchair for her soon-to-arrive little one. But what other essential baby products should she consider before her baby is born?

Pregnancy can be daunting, especially if you don't have an army of people ready to offer a helping hand and advice as Kate Middleton does. If you're newly pregnant, take a look at our step-by-step pregnancy guide for everything you need to know, from booking appointments to maternity rights.

You also need to think about what baby products you need to buy, and when. So take a look at this essential shopping list for a baby, royal or not.


We all know that anything Kate Middleton buys flies off the shelves as soon as she's seen in public. But does that mean it's always the best? If you're thinking of getting a Bugaboo pushchair, take a look at our top buggy brands pages to see whether Bugaboo pushchairs are really worth the money. 

Child car seat

One of the most important purchases for parents-to-be is a child car seat. Finding the best child car seat for your baby is important as babies and children's bodies are more vulnerable than adults and it takes far less force to cause harm. 

Our Best Buy child car seats have been lab tested to higher standards than the UK legal requirements. But not all child car seats fit in all cars, so follow our to help you find the best one for your baby. 

Moses basket, baby crib, cot or cot bed

Recent reports in the news have claimed that Kate Middleton has settled on a white wicker Moses basket for her little one. Moses basket or baby cribs can be useful as they're small, flexible and relatively cheap. 

But as they only last until your baby is around six months old, you might want to consider buying a cot bed, which can be used until your child is around nine years old.

Don’t forget to also buy for whichever option you choose.

Baby clothes and nappies

It’s a good idea to stock up on baby clothes and nappies before your baby arrives as having everything to hand will be a great help. As nappies can be expensive, our nappy guide will help you choose between disposable and reusable nappies, plus you can find out which are the best nappy brands, as rated by parents.

Before you hit the shops, take a look at our guide to the most useful and useless baby products, as chosen by parents, to help you decide where to spend your money and what you can save on. 

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