New baby essentials for under £500

10 essential bits of kit your baby will need for the first six months for under £500!

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Change bag

Next Changing Satchel £20, next.co.uk/babyboutique

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You’ll need a sturdy changing bag with lots of space for everything, plus it’ll become your new handbag once your baby has arrived. So you’ll want one you’ll enjoy carrying around every day – but it has to be practical, as well. Not only is this satchel-style bag colourful, it’s also functional, and comes with change mat, mess bag and bottle holder.

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Steriliser

Babies R Us Microwave Steriliser £14.99 babiesrus.co.uk

Whether you breastfeed or bottlefeed, you’ll need a steriliser to keep all your breast pump parts, nipple shields, soothers, bottles and teats ultra-hygienic. This basic model can be used as a microwave or cold-water steriliser, it holds up to four bottles and takes just five minutes to steam-sterilise in the microwave.

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Baby Bath

Boots Essentials Baby Bath £8.20 boots.com

Bathing your newborn in an adult bath can be awkward as you need to lean over the side. A baby bath will help your little one feel secure and supported, and make bathtime easier for you. This model has rounded edges for comfort, and spaces for soap and a sponge. It also has a drainage hole and plug to make emptying effortless.

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Carrier

Chicco Go Baby Carrier £24.95 Johnlewis.com

Baby carriers are useful for a hands-free walk without a pushchair. Choose one that you can get your baby in and out of easily, and that supports her back and head. This carrier has two positions – inward-facing (for newborns) and outward-facing (from four months). Made from breathable fabric, it has a dribble bib and ‘pocket’ section for reassuring mother-baby contact.

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Moses basket

Clair de Lune Butterscotch Moses Basket £26.99 babiesrus.co.uk

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A Moses basket is really useful in the first six months as you can keep your baby close to you. This basket is ideal for a boy or girl, and comes with a mattress for extra comfort and carry handles. The adjustable fabric hood and the lining can be removed for washing. You’ll need to buy bedding separately

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