To ease the transition from childless couple to instant parents, the following are a few items you can pick up beforehand to reduce the number of things you will need to pick up once you learn that your bundle of joy is on her way.

Must haves for you new Baby

Versatile Car Seat

You will need a car seat before you can bring your baby home, but with so many on the market, you may have trouble choosing the right one for your family. If you have a newborn or young baby, choose an infant car seat that snaps in and out of a base. With this type of carrier, you won’t have to take your child from her seat when removing her from your car.

For the ultimate ease of use, purchase a second base for your partner’s vehicle so that you won’t need to juggle a single one between cars. The First Years Via car seat, named to’s 10 Best Car Seats list, is available for $169.99 and also has a second base available for an additional $64.99.

You may also want to check out car seats from Combi Singapore or Infantino.

Diaper bag

Diaper Bag

You’re going to need a diaper bag, whether you detest the thought of toting one or not. Fortunately, there are a number of sleek models available today that aren’t covered in cute duckies or pretty flowers. Take the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Edition Diaper Bag, which is available from Macy’s for $58. This beauty resembles a messenger bag and holds a lot without being bulky.

Click here for great deals on this and other diaper bags.

Baby Monitor

Parents can choose from basic audio baby monitors to state-of-the-art video systems with all the bells and whistles. If you’re interested in a monitor that falls in the latter category, then you might want to pick up the Levana Safe n’ See Digital Baby Monitor, which made The Bump’s “Best Baby Monitors” list. This model, priced at $159.99, allows you to hear and see your baby from up to 500 feet away on a 3.5-inch LCD screen. The Safe n’ See also has an intercom so that you can talk to your baby until he can fall back to sleep, and it also is equipped with a night vision feature so that you can still see what your baby is up to even in the dark.

You may also want to try Foscam Singapore, the Sole Distributor of Foscam IP cameras in Singapore

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