Baby Blog

This Baby Blog is where we share our own experience as owners of a baby store since 2006.

 

We built this baby blog and continue to add to it regularly to assist parents make the right decisions for their specific needs during pregnancy and on.

 

Those parenting and purchasing decisions when it comes to baby gear can be daunting and confusing. The decisions need to be for the long term. This is includes all baby products from Baby Cots, to Baby Prams, Baby Swings, Baby Car Seats, Baby Rockers, Travel Cots and More.

 

The aim of our blog is to help our customers that can’t get in to speak with us in our Brisbane Baby Store make the right decisions for their specific needs.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Which Cot to Buy ❓

Which Cot to Buy ❓

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.

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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Travel Pram – choosing the best 🥇

Travel Pram – choosing the best 🥇

Updated 25/05/2022 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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Free Car Seat Installation In Brisbane ?

Free Car Seat Installation In Brisbane ?

Free Car Seat Installation In Brisbane Purchase your Car Seat or Child Restraint from Bubs n Grubs and Receive 1 x Free Car Seat Installation at our Brisbane Baby Store in Morningside. Bubs n Grubs is a Professional Member of ACRI and have multiple trained and accredited Car Seat Installation Professionals. It’s a fact that

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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