Baby Blog

Welcome to the Bubs n Grubs Baby Blog: Your Parenthood Companion

Parenthood is an extraordinary journey, filled with joys, challenges, and countless moments of wonder. At Bubs n Grubs, we’re not just about offering top-quality baby products; we’re about empowering you every step of the way.

 

That’s why we’ve created the Bubs n Grubs Baby Blog – your ultimate source of information, inspiration, and expert advice on all things related to parenting, babies, and kids.

 

All managed by Frank who is a founding owner of Bubs n Grubs.  He has been personally evaluating baby products & testing them before offering them to our customers since 2008.

 

In addition, he is consistently giving manufacturer’s feedback & product development advice, reviewing & getting customer feedback. He has been doing this since the business started in 2009. He is proud to be one of the rare baby store owners who regularly engages with customers in store.

 

Frank values the constant feedback and regularly seeks it out. He has been featured on the Morning Show & the Today Show on Channel 7 and Channel 9 and is a recognised expert in baby products as a result.

 

What Our Baby Blog Offers

Our baby blog provides a treasure trove of valuable content, designed to enrich your parenting experience. Now, let’s delve into what you can expect:

 

Expert Advice and Guidance:

First and foremost, with the guidance of knowledgeable experts, including pediatricians, child psychologists, and experienced parents, we share their insights and expertise. So, whether you’re looking for infant care tips or need guidance on navigating toddler tantrums, we’ve got you covered.

 

Access Product Reviews and Recommendations:

Moreover, you can discover in-depth reviews of the latest baby and kids’ products. We don’t just list them; we put them to the test and evaluate items to help you make informed decisions about what’s best for your family.

 

Learn Parenting Hacks and Tips:

Parenthood is a journey filled with challenges, and our blog is here to provide practical solutions. To begin with, explore a plethora of parenting hacks that can simplify your daily life. Likewise, find time-saving tips and strategies for creating a harmonious family life.

 

Stay Updated on Health and Safety Guidelines:

Moving forward, your child’s well-being is our top priority. So, we keep you updated on important health and safety guidelines. In addition to childproofing and nutrition, we also provide information about vaccinations and more.

 

Explore Pregnancy and Postpartum Insights:

Expecting a new addition to your family? Dive into articles about pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. As a result, you’ll find the support and guidance you need, whether you’re an expectant parent or a new one.

 

Read Parenting Stories and Draw Inspiration:

Connecting with the experiences of other parents who have walked a similar path can be incredibly motivating. In our blog, you’ll discover heartwarming stories and inspirational journeys. Consequently, you’ll feel a sense of community that uplifts and motivates you.

 

Stay Informed about the Latest Trends and Innovations:

Furthermore, stay in the loop about the latest trends and innovations in the world of baby and kids’ products. From smart baby gear to eco-friendly options, we’ll keep you informed about cutting-edge advancements.

 

Your Trusted Source for Parenting Resources

In conclusion, the Bubs n Grubs Baby Blog is your trusted companion on your parenting journey. To sum it up, whether you’re a first-time parent or have a growing family, our blog empowers you with knowledge and provides support when you need it most. We firmly believe that well-informed parents are better-equipped parents. Therefore, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

 

Feel free to explore our blog’s diverse range of articles, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter. In addition, this will keep you updated on the latest posts, exclusive offers, and parenting insights. In conclusion, we’re dedicated to being your go-to resource for all things baby and kids. Ultimately, we can’t wait to share this incredible journey with you.

 

Thank you for choosing Bubs n Grubs as your trusted partner in parenthood. In summary, together, we’ll navigate the wonderful world of parenting, one blog post at a time.

Car Seat Installation In Brisbane Half Price

Car Seat Installation In Brisbane Half Price

Car Seat Installation In Brisbane For Half Price Bubs n Grubs provides a half price ($25) car seat installation with every car seat or child restraint purchase at our Brisbane Baby Store in Morningside. As a business, we prioritise child safety and are proud Professional Members of the Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI). Our

Read more...
Pregnancy Checklist: Everything You Need Before Baby Arrives

Pregnancy Checklist: Everything You Need Before Baby Arrives

Pregnancy Checklist: Everything You Need Before Baby Arrives Having a pregnancy checklist is super important when welcoming a new baby into your home. It is both a delightful and demanding journey. To help you navigate these exciting months, a well-planned pregnancy checklist is essential. This guide will walk you through all the crucial items and

Read more...
Cybex Priam VS Cybex e-Priam

Cybex Priam VS Cybex e-Priam

Cybex Priam VS Cybex e-Priam: The Ultimate Pram Showdown When it comes to choosing the perfect Pram for your little one, the battle of Cybex Priam VS Cybex e-Priam is where luxury meets innovation. Both strollers promise to make every outing with your baby a breeze, but they each have their unique features. Let’s dive

Read more...
Rockit Baby Rocker MK2 VS Zazu Robby The Rocker

Rockit Baby Rocker MK2 VS Zazu Robby The Rocker

Rockit Baby Rocker MK2 VS Zazu Robby The Rocker: The Ultimate Showdown In the quest to find the perfect baby soother, two gadgets stand out from the crowd: Rockit Baby Rocker MK2 and Zazu Robby The Rocker. Both pram rockers promise to keep your little one content and give you a moment of peace. Which

Read more...
UPPAbaby Minu V2 vs Babyzen Yoyo2

UPPAbaby Minu V2 vs Babyzen Yoyo2

UPPAbaby Minu V2 vs Babyzen Yoyo2: Why UPPAbaby Takes the Lead In this light weight compact stroller shoot out of the UPPAbaby Minu V2 vs Babyzen Yoyo2,  you are going to learn which is better for your needs. How to decide between the UPPAbaby Minu V2 and the Babyzen Yoyo2 can be a pivotal decision

Read more...
Thule Urban Glide 3 vs Thule Urban Glide 2

Thule Urban Glide 3 vs Thule Urban Glide 2

Thule Urban Glide 3 vs Thule Urban Glide 2: Discover the Best Stroller for Your Adventures! When it comes to choosing the perfect stroller for your family’s adventures, the battle of Thule Urban Glide 3 vs Thule Urban Glide 2 is where it’s at! Both strollers are awesome, but let’s dive into why the newer

Read more...
Wonderfold W4 Elite vs W4 Luxe Wagons

Wonderfold W4 Elite vs W4 Luxe Wagons

Wonderfold W4 Elite vs W4 Luxe Wagons Comparison: Which Wagon Suits Your Family Best? In this Wonderfold W4 Elite vs W4 Luxe comparison, we’re diving deep to help you decide which wagon is the perfect fit for your family’s adventures. Both these wagons by Wonderfold are designed to bring ease and fun to your outdoor

Read more...
UPPAbaby Vista V2 vs UPPAbaby Cruz V2

UPPAbaby Vista V2 vs UPPAbaby Cruz V2

UPPAbaby Vista V2 vs UPPAbaby Cruz V2: The Ultimate Stroller Showdown Today we’re comparing two amazing options: UPPAbaby Vista V2 vs UPPAbaby Cruz V2. Whether you’re preparing for your first baby or thinking about expanding your family, we’ve got all the juicy details to help you decide. Design and Build Quality: Sleek, Stylish, and Sturdy

Read more...
Difference Between Baby Capsules & Convertible Car Seats Explained

Difference Between Baby Capsules & Convertible Car Seats Explained

The Difference Between Baby Capsules and Convertible Car Seats Explained In store, we are often asked “What’s The Difference Between Baby Capsules and Convertible Car Seats?” There are many differences from the length of use of a capsule up to 12 months to the portability of a capsule, the ease of switching between multiple cars

Read more...
Maxi Cosi Mico 12 LX Compatibility List

Maxi Cosi Mico 12 LX Compatibility List

Maxi Cosi Mico 12 LX Compatibility List Check out the Maxi Cosi Mico 12 LX Compatibility List below. Are you ready to take your baby’s travel experience to the next level? The Maxi Cosi Mico 12 LX, manufactured from April 20th, 2022 onwards, is here to make your life as a parent easier than ever.

Read more...
How to Choose the Best Playpen for your baby

How to Choose the Best Playpen for your baby

How to Choose the Best Playpen for your baby Are you on the lookout for the best playpen for your baby? With a plethora of options available in Australia, choosing the perfect playpen can be overwhelming. Parents often seek safety, comfort, durability, and functionality when selecting a playpen for their child. In this guide, we’ll

Read more...
When to Transition Your Child from a Cot to a Bed ?

When to Transition Your Child from a Cot to a Bed ?

When to Transition Your Child from a Cot to a Bed We are often asked when should babies to move a child from a cot to a bed.  The simple answer is somewhere between the ages of 18 months and 3 and a half years, but there are many other issues to consider. Transition to

Read more...
Which Thule Bike Trailer ❓

Which Thule Bike Trailer ❓

Which Thule Bike Trailer Wondering which Thule Bike Trailer is best for you? In this article, we will discuss the range of Thule Bike Trailers and which one is best for your needs. As revealed in my previous article (which is a must read before this one), after lots of research, we advised why the

Read more...
How to Choose the Best Bike Trailer

How to Choose the Best Bike Trailer

How to Choose the Best Bike Trailer For Your Needs In this article, I will reveal How to Choose the Best Bike Trailer for your needs. Everyone’s needs are different. This is especially the case when it comes to bike trailers. A Bike Trailer for kids can be attached to the back of a push

Read more...
Best Baby Mattress Revealed

Best Baby Mattress Revealed

Best Baby Mattress Revealed Choosing the best baby mattress for your child can be confusing.  In this article, I will reveal all the key subjects that you need to know about to make it easier for you. At the same time, you can make the best decision for your baby. When buying a cot, bassinet

Read more...
3 Wheel Pram or 4 Wheel Pram?

3 Wheel Pram or 4 Wheel Pram?

3 Wheel Pram or 4 Wheel Pram? Once of the first things you need to do when deciding which pram is best for your needs is work out if a 3 Wheel Pram or 4 Wheel Pram is best for you. I guess this is why we are constantly asked in store “which is better

Read more...
What kind of Pram wheels are Best?

What kind of Pram wheels are Best?

What kind of Pram wheels are Best? New and experienced parents continually ask us when looking at a new pram “What kind of Pram wheels are Best?” The Answer is that it depends on your use.  For Running or Jogging, definitely an Air Filled rubber tyre. If you do a lot of outdoors walking on

Read more...
MDF Cots Vs Timber Cots

MDF Cots Vs Timber Cots

MDF Cots Vs Timber Cots More and more, we are being asked “Are MDF Cots better than Timber Cots?” The answer is No. MDF cots have been recently shown to have mould issues in high humidity and other issues which we will discuss below. What is MDF? MDF is is short for Medium-density fibreboard. In

Read more...
Leapfrog Baby Monitors Colour Night Vision 🛌

Leapfrog Baby Monitors Colour Night Vision 🛌

Colour Night Vision is now available with Leapfrog Baby Monitors being released in Australia. Check out my video and see it in action. You will be blown away like I was.

Read more...
Which Cot Type Should You Buy in 2024 ❓

Which Cot Type Should You Buy in 2024 ❓

When asked by customers which cot should I buy? The short answer is that there is no way anyone can point to just 1 without asking quite a few questions and understanding your specific needs.

Read more...
Cots with Closed Ends Safe ❓

Cots with Closed Ends Safe ❓

Closed End Cots Vs Cots with Open or Slat Ends Some times, a look overcomes safety and parents don’t even realise. One example of this is a question that needs to be asked “Are Cots with Closed Ends Safe?” The simple answer is no. This is because both ends are solid and as a result,

Read more...
Metal Cots VS Timber Cots ?

Metal Cots VS Timber Cots ?

This has been a common question from customers in store – “Which is better when it comes to Metal Cots Versus Timber Cots?” Based on our 20 years of experience, the short answer is Wooden Cots. Let me say that we understand why there is a lot of questions when it comes to choosing the

Read more...
Are Drop Side Cots Worth It ❓

Are Drop Side Cots Worth It ❓

Drop Side Cots Vs Fixed Side Cots When we are asked “Are Drop Side Cots worth it” the answer is YES and once the customer is shown one, they agree straight away. Do you need a drop side cot? No, but there are many benefits for you and your baby. Types of Drop Side Cots

Read more...
Do You Need a Bassinet ❓

Do You Need a Bassinet ❓

Do you need a bassinet? Why do I need a bassinet? I thought you just said that the cot can be used as a bassinet? This is one of the most common questions we are asked in store from first time parents. No, you do not NEED a bassinet, but there are a lot of

Read more...
Independent Baby Store Or Buy Direct ❓

Independent Baby Store Or Buy Direct ❓

Is it better to buy from an independent baby store or to buy direct from the manufacturer? Buying your baby gear direct from the manufacturer may make you feel warm and fuzzy but is it the best thing for you or your new baby? We reveal the dangers of buying from a baby brand directly

Read more...
Baby Capsule or Car Seat ❓

Baby Capsule or Car Seat ❓

We are constantly asked in store by first time parents, Should I buy a baby capsule or car seat? The short answer is that buying Baby Capsules for your newborn will make your life easier than a car seat. Do you need a  capsule, no.  It all comes down to your lifestyle. It can be

Read more...
Baby Monitors that Connect to Your Phone 📲

Baby Monitors that Connect to Your Phone 📲

Baby Monitors Connected to Your Phone Baby Monitors that connect to your mobile phone could be the best solution for your specific needs. There can also be downsides which I reveal in this article. I have been selling baby monitors for almost 20 years now. Like all technology, it progresses at a very fast rate.

Read more...
Britax Unity Vs Maxi Cosi Mico Plus ❓

Britax Unity Vs Maxi Cosi Mico Plus ❓

Britax Unity Vs Maxi Cosi Mico Plus We are often asked about the differences between the Britax Unity Vs Maxi Cosi Mico Plus. As a result, I thought it is worth answering here. Below is our opinion based on the facts. We will compare the Britax Unity Isofix model against the Maxo Cosi Mico Plus

Read more...
Child Restraints Guide ❓

Child Restraints Guide ❓

Child Restraints Guide I decided to put together this Child Restraints Guide for our customers due to the huge amount of questions we are asked in store. As experts in Child Restraints and so many questions, I will try to address the most common for you here. From the most simple and obvious to the

Read more...
Can a baby sleep in a Portacot all the time ❓

Can a baby sleep in a Portacot all the time ❓

Can a baby sleep in a Portacot all the time is one of those questions we get asked all the time in store. Due to this, we thought we would answer that right here… Portacots are also known as portable cots or travel cots. This is because they are easily collapsed for travel. Key Reasons

Read more...
Portacots that meet Australian Standards ✅

Portacots that meet Australian Standards ✅

I want to see your Portacots that meet Australian Standards. This is a common thing we hear in our retail baby store when our baby product experts ask customers how they can assist them. So I thought I would publicly address this common question about portacots and travel cots. All portacots sold in Australia must

Read more...
Choosing the Best Baby Monitor 👍🏻

Choosing the Best Baby Monitor 👍🏻

The best baby monitor is going to be different for each and every parent.  Everyone has different needs when it comes to baby monitors. This is why you need to spend some time thinking about what features you need in a baby monitor to find the best baby monitor for your specific needs. If you

Read more...
Free Pram & Stroller Tune up 🆓

Free Pram & Stroller Tune up 🆓

Free Pram & Stroller Tune up! As mentioned in our blog article How to Clean, Service and Maintain a Pram or Stroller, every pram and stroller requires regular maintenance – Just like a car. Wheels and bearings get covered in dust and grime making it hard to push or steer or both. Deep Cleaning of Seats

Read more...
Pram Choosing Myths Busted ⎋

Pram Choosing Myths Busted ⎋

Buying a pram is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when having a newborn baby. You will use your pram daily. The last thing you want to be doing is fighting with your pram in a car park trying to fold or unfold it. Or putting your back out because

Read more...
Baby Prams: Choose The Best Baby Pram For Your Needs 🤦

Baby Prams: Choose The Best Baby Pram For Your Needs 🤦

Baby Prams: Choose The Best Baby Pram For Your Needs There are so many baby prams on the market, parents are confused and choosing the wrong one for their specific needs. Bubs n Grubs offer below a detailed guide to help new parents choose the best Baby Pram or Stroller for your specific needs. At Bubs

Read more...
How to Choose a High Chair 🤦

How to Choose a High Chair 🤦

How to Choose a High Chair When looking for a suitable High Chair for your child it can be confusing to say the least! Most new parents find it comforting and soothing to nurse their newborn in their arms for the first few months at least. However, when your baby hits the 4-8 months mark,

Read more...
Travel Prams – Choosing the Best in 2024 🥇

Travel Prams – Choosing the Best in 2024 🥇

Updated 02/04/2024 Choosing the best travel pram or stroller for your needs is probably one of the most important decisions you will make. If you get it right, then travel life as a parent will become much easier for both you and your child. On the Flip Side, you will avoid a lot of pain.

Read more...
Isofix Car Seats – Video Everything you need to know

Isofix Car Seats – Video Everything you need to know

Even though Isofix Car seats were released in Australia a couple of years ago now, we are often asked about Isofix Car Seat fitting systems still today. This is because there is differences with Australian Standards versus overseas standards. As a result, the ISOFIX systems in Australia are different. We use and recommend Dorel’s ISOGO

Read more...
Baby Car Seats and Side Impact Protection

Baby Car Seats and Side Impact Protection

In Australia Baby Car Seats are mandatory, but not all baby car seats are even! I don’t know any parent who likes to think about the possibility of having a car accident. At the same time you want to do all you can to protect your child in any situation that requires it. Side-impact collisions are especially

Read more...
BreastFeeding Chairs – Why ❓

BreastFeeding Chairs – Why ❓

BreastFeeding Chairs – Why? Updated 16/09/2022 I was working on our shop floor on the week end and realised that a lot of parents (particularly first timers) were asking one simple question when discussing breastfeeding chairs. Why do I actually need a Glider Chair / Breast Feeding Chair? There are so many reasons that most

Read more...
The Best Travel Cot For Your Needs 🥇

The Best Travel Cot For Your Needs 🥇

Choosing the Best Travel Cot is important and can either make or break your experience when travelling with baby. You not only need to think about the issues when travelling on holidays but also  when using it at home. In addition, as well as short visits with family.   Parents often use a Travel Cot

Read more...
Maxi Cosi Vs Britax Safe n Sound Comparison 🆚

Maxi Cosi Vs Britax Safe n Sound Comparison 🆚

Maxi Cosi Vs Britax Safe n Sound Comparison – Updated 07/06/2022 In this article, we reveal our Maxi Cosi Vs Britax Safe n Sound Comparison below.  This is in response to customers asking why we don’t sell the Britax Safe n Sound Car Seat Range. We were not paid a cent to write this article

Read more...
Babyhood Doppio Twin Pram Review

Babyhood Doppio Twin Pram Review

The Babyhood Doppio Twin Pram Review For growing families who want to get out and about, double strollers are a real lifesaver. Whether you’re pregnant with twins, are planning to have your children close together or already have two little ones, a double stroller is one of the best investments you can make and the

Read more...
Our Solution to Financial Stress During Pregnancy ✅

Our Solution to Financial Stress During Pregnancy ✅

Our Solution to Financial Stress During Pregnancy It’s no secret that having a baby these days can cause financial stress during pregnancy. We also know that stress during pregnancy of any kind is not a good thing. That being for mum or the baby (or dad too for that matter). It’s not just the financial stress,

Read more...
Better Than Bugaboo Cameleon ❓

Better Than Bugaboo Cameleon ❓

What Pram is better than a Bugaboo Cameleon That’s what this Owner of the Bugaboo Cameleon for their first child said in a review on our site after purchasing a completely different brand and model for their second child and using both! I have previously written about how important it is to choose the best pram

Read more...
8 Reasons NOT to Buy A Cot with Trundle / Tidy Drawer Attached

8 Reasons NOT to Buy A Cot with Trundle / Tidy Drawer Attached

8 Reasons NOT to Buy A Cot with Trundle / Tidy Drawer Attached Revealed below: In this article, we reveal the 8 Reasons NOT to Buy A Cot with Trundle / Tidy Drawer Attached. Many Baby Cots, particularly cheaper ones from online stores and even baby stores using their own brand are selling cots with trundle

Read more...
How to Clean, Service and Maintain a Pram or Stroller ⬅️

How to Clean, Service and Maintain a Pram or Stroller ⬅️

We are often asked How to Clean, Service and Maintain a Pram or Stroller by parents who want to look after their pram. They want it to last to avoid replacing them when it could have been avoided.  Just like a car, no matter what brand it is, prams and strollers need regular preventative maintenance.

Read more...
Plastic and Your Baby

Plastic and Your Baby

Plastic and Your Baby One of the genuine commons concerns new parents worry about is plastic and your baby. Lots of items these days are made from plastic and with all of the research over the years it has become evident that it is an important subject that can not be ignored.  The good news

Read more...
What You Need When Setting Up a Baby Nursery

What You Need When Setting Up a Baby Nursery

We often get asked “What do I need when setting up a Baby Nursery“. We have compiled a list of the most common items needed to get your Baby Nursery started… The last thing you want to do is get caught out when you bring baby home so we thought we would make it easier for

Read more...
Child Safety and Practical Tips for Furniture

Child Safety and Practical Tips for Furniture

Tips for Child Safety and the right Furniture Before buying your child furniture, there are several child safety and practical measures to be taken into account. This is to ensure the safety of your child as well as the practicality of the item. This also applies to other furniture around the home that your child

Read more...
Baby Checklist

Baby Checklist

Baby Checklist   This handy baby checklist may hep make things a little easier. Please ask any of our friendly staff for assistance with any of these items.   The Well Dressed Baby Singlets……  4-6 Bodysuits…  6 Bonnets……  2 Jackets/ cardigans…2 Booties…….. 2 Socks……….. 3 Mittens………. 2 Baby wraps…4-6 Shawl…. …….1 Formal Outfits …1 Soft leather

Read more...
Childproofing your home

Childproofing your home

Childproofing your home can be a big task, so we’ve provided these easy-to-read home safety tips. We’ve listed necessary information for helping safeguard against hidden hazards in different rooms. Our room-by-room reference guide helps you to keep what’s most important to you safe – your children. Childproofing The Kitchen There are more things to harm

Read more...
Baby Swings That Help Babies Sleep 💤

Baby Swings That Help Babies Sleep 💤

Do Baby Swings Help Babies Sleep Baby Swings can be the most effective sleeping aid for a baby having difficulties sleeping as long as the right type is chosen for your specific needs. Bubs n Grubs continually has lots of people asking if they actually need a baby swing. Inevitably, you will need to rock your baby, in order

Read more...
Choosing The Right Maternity Wear

Choosing The Right Maternity Wear

How to Choose the best Maternity Wear Bubs n Grubs know too well that one of the most frustrating issues for pregnant mums is the subject of Maternity wear.  First of all, there is not much of a selection of maternity wear on the market in Australia that is flattering.  Secondly, sizing is confusing. In this

Read more...
Choosing a Cot | Beware ⚠️

Choosing a Cot | Beware ⚠️

Choosing Cots – Updated 03/08/2022 Babies spend a great deal of time sleeping in their cot. As a result, choosing a cot is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make.  This is perhaps the only place that they spend time where they are not constantly monitored. Even with a good Quality

Read more...