Out and about with baby

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Out and about with baby

Venturing out with your new little one? We help you choose the right products to help keep baby safe and happy.

Published 04/05/2011

Planning an outing or holiday with your new little one? We help you choose the right accessories for tots on the move, with ratings and reviews from customers like you.

Before you head out into the big wide world, it's best to consider what you'll need to keep your new little rambler safe and sound. Let Boots.com be your guide.

Travelling with tots

Whether you have a toddler or a newborn baby, a quality pushchair or buggy is the only way for tots to travel in style. What better option than our Baby Jogger City Mini Pushchair? This lightweight and easy-to-fold pushchair has a retractable weather cover and lots of different features for safety and comfort. Scoose gave it five stars when reviewing this product saying, "Best pushchair ever, extremely easy to use and light to push around".

If you're looking to travel further afield, then a good car seat is vital. Our Maxi-Cosi Priorifix car seat is simple, easy to install and features a clever colour indicator that lets you know whether or not your seat is correctly installed."Fantastic car seat, the chair is super sturdy and extremely easy to fit", writes Pippinthecat, giving it five stars in our ratings and reviews.

And to keep your little one entertained on those long journeys, our range of toys for newborns to toddlers and beyond will keep those eager minds occupied.

The Leapfrog My Pal Scout and My Pal Violet are soft and cuddly friends you can programme to say your child's name and fun games they like to play. "My five month old son loves this, it's a very sweet, interactive toy," writes MammyD giving My Pal Scout five stars in our ratings and reviews

Safe in the sun

If you're going on holiday, it's important to remember baby will need some protection from the sun. Baby's skin is much more sensitive than yours so choose a high-factor sun cream. Our sun-care formulation expert Tara Prince suggests the Soltan Baby Moisturising Sun Cream, which offers a maximum five star protection against harmful UVA rays."It has been specifically formulated for babies vulnerable skin and is dermatologically tested," she says.

Why not give your toddler a funky summer look, while keeping them safe from the sun's rays with our range of miniclub clothing (only available in store). miniclub now features a children's swimwear range made with an in-built 40+ UPF fabric for the safest fun in the sun.

Bag the basics

With all these exciting plans, it's easy to forget the basics. So be sure to get a good supply of nappies and wipes for your travels. Our Pampers Baby Dry Size 5 Jumbo packs and our Pampers Sensitive Wipes Quad Pack prepare you for any eventuality.

Finally you'll need a bag in which to stow all those essentials while out and about this spring. The Tiny Tillia Embroidered Changing Bag is stylish and durable. Kristine84 loves the bag, "I was looking to get something baby friendly and still great looking and this bag is perfect" she writes, giving it five stars in our rating and reviews.

And don't forget you can join Parenting Club and receive 10 Advantage Card points for every pound you spend in store and online (terms and conditions apply).

Have you seen our great Parenting Club competitions for mums and mums-to-be? New prizes every month mean you stand a chance of winning some fantastic products.

Read more like this:
Customer guide to pushchairs
Customer guide to car seats
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