Editor’s shopping basket: Graco newborn essentials


by Stephanie Spencer |
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In the hot seat this month and straight from Mother&Baby's Editor's shopping basket, Stephanie Anthony shares what she's got her eye on from Graco, with new parents in mind.

For the first few months, one of the most essential things your baby needs is to sleep somewhere that's safe, cosy and not too far from you. It's also a good idea to have somewhere safe you can put them when you need your hands free. Offering practical parenting solutions, Graco has a range of safe sleep cribs as well as swings and soothers to keep your little one entertained. So, here are our picks...

Graco Sweet2Sleep, RRP £120


Sweet2Sleep is Graco’s first bedside crib with drop down side to provide a co-sleeping solution.

The Sweet2Sleep has been designed to make night times with baby easier. The crib gives parents a co-sleeping solution that keeps baby safe and in reach for feeds and cuddles all night. And this peace of mind comes at an exceptionally affordable price.

The innovative bedside crib is packed full of features. The mesh sides keep the crib well-ventilated and baby easily visible, while the one side can be lowered quickly with just one hand to bring baby in closer. The head of the crib can be easily adjusted upward with a 4-position tilt and 11 height adjustments, along with a safety strap to secure the crib to the bed which makes it simple to position baby perfectly next to you.

Graco Side-By-Side, RRP £80

Introducing the ultimate sleep solution for newborns, Graco’s Side-by-Side portable bedside bassinet. This 2-in-1 crib solution provides a seriously snug sleep environment right from the get-go that can be used all around the home from bedside to sofa-side, and beyond.

This stand-alone crib is unlike many bassinets on the market because it is purposely designed to be portable. The instant one-handed, one-action fold can be activated from either side of the crib - making it quick and easy to pop up and collapse time after time. What’s more, the compact, lie-flat fold makes it easier than ever to manoeuvre around the home, when travelling, and stowing away.

Set at the optimum height to keep baby beside you at night, the vented easy-view mesh panels for improved airflow also offer peace of mind that baby is kept in sight. Adding further value, the Side-by-Side can transform into a travel-sized infant bed by simply removing the lower legs to become a portable cot that packs up perfectly.

Further convenient touches are also considered to help the early days of parenthood from the large storage basket underneath for keeping essential supplies within easy reach, a removable quilted padded mattress, and a carry bag for no-fuss travel and storage.

This well-thought-out modern neutral bedside bassinet is a fresh and contemporary alternative to the Moses basket.

Graco All Ways Soother, RRP £200

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Graco’s All Ways Soother will move and soothe babies like parents do. The innovative All Ways Soother with removable rocker is a multi-use baby soother that offers 16 soothing motions for the most baby smiles. Moving from side to side, up and down with calming speeds, this replicates the motions that parents use to soothe their baby.

Suitable from birth to approximately 9 months old (0-9kg), it features a multi-directional seat with eight ways to swing, in two directions.  Offering maximum functionality, the All Ways Soother has six swing speeds and two speed vibration settings.

Parents will love that the removable rocker makes it a multi-use soother for use throughout the home.

Little ones will find there is plenty to keep them entertained with 10 charming melodies and five nature sounds.  A mobile with two soft toys will help to keep baby alert and attentive.  For optimal comfort, the All Ways Soother has three recline positions and a plush seat pad with removable infant head and body support.

The All Ways Soother comes with an AC adapter for ultimate convenience.

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