BUYER’S GUIDE Best baby grooming kits

An all-in-one babycare set lets you cater to bubba’s hygiene and healthcare needs, including removing his snot!

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12 Apr 2017

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Dreambaby Grooming Kit
Dreambaby Grooming Kit
12 Apr 2017

Dreambaby Grooming Kit

PRICE $23.92
FROM Pupsik
WHAT The emery boards — also known as nail files — are sized to fit baby’s tiny nails. If you prefer to using scissors to give baby’s finger nails a quick trim, the round and blunt tip should prevent you from nicking him accidentally. Once bubba becomes a toddler, the broad handles of the brush and comb let him practise self grooming.
PARENTS SAY Jean Teo, 32, likes that the kit covers all the basics and she can see what’s inside the translucent box at a glance. She adds that the brush was really gentle on her baby’s soft scalp, which made it easy for her to get the cradle cap out of his hair.

 

Summer Infant Health and Grooming Kit
Summer Infant Health and Grooming Kit
12 Apr 2017

Summer Infant Health and Grooming Kit

PRICE $35.90
FROM Pupsik
WHAT Besides meeting your child’s grooming needs, this 11-item set boasts a medicine spoon as well as a syringe to ensure that bubba gets the right dose of meds. The nasal aspirator is handy, especially if your kewpie often has a stuffy nose. It even includes an emergency card which you can fill with vital contact details — useful when you have to leave your infant with another caregiver.
PARENTS SAY SC Tham, 37, notes the nasal aspirator came in handy when she needed to clear her 1-year-old daughter’s nostrils. She adds that the aspirator opening is just right for her baby’s nose, compared to others she had used previously, which had been too big.

Safety 1st Deluxe Healthcare and Grooming Kit
Safety 1st Deluxe Healthcare and Grooming Kit
12 Apr 2017

Safety 1st Deluxe Healthcare and Grooming Kit

PRICE $99.59
FROM Lazada
WHAT With more than 25 different items, this kit will surely meet most of your newborn’s grooming and medical needs. Besides the usual suspects of a hairbrush, comb and nail clippers, there’s also a digital thermometer, toothbrush and a bottle medicine dispenser. The items come in a zippered pouch with two compartments.
PARENTS SAY JJ Ng, 35, who uses most of the items daily for his baby, says the nail clippers are also sharper than others he has used, so it’s easier to quickly trim his little one’s nails.

Lucky Baby Safety Classic Grooming Set
Lucky Baby Safety Classic Grooming Set
12 Apr 2017

Lucky Baby Safety Classic Grooming Set

PRICE $5.90
FROM Mums.sg
WHAT This no-frills set features scissors, nail clippers and a nail file in a translucent case.
PARENTS SAY GH Koh, 39, says it’s cheap and good, plus likes the bright and cheery colour. 

The First Years American Red Cross Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit
The First Years American Red Cross Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit
12 Apr 2017

The First Years American Red Cross Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit

PRICE $48
FROM Qoo10
WHAT Tools in this 17-piece kit cover baby’s nail, medical, hair and oral care needs. It even comes with a rattle, so you can distract and entertain baby while you give him his medication. Use the medicine dropper to measure smaller doses, and the spoon — also included in the set — for larger doses.
PARENTS SAY Theresa Tan, 36, says this kit has all the necessities first-time mums like herself will find useful. She uses the rattle quite frequently, which came in especially handy when she brought her baby to the paedi.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Healthcare and Grooming Kit
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Healthcare and Grooming Kit
12 Apr 2017

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Healthcare and Grooming Kit

PRICE $36.90
FROM Pupsik
WHAT It includes an oral digital thermometer, so this grooming and healthcare kit is a good buy. Slots and elastic bands hold everything in place to ensure items don’t fall out of the travel case accidentally.
PARENTS SAY Shirley Ong, 32, notes that the items in the set are very hardy even though her baby has dropped it several times. If there are any dirt or stains on the case, simply wipe them off with a damp cloth. 

Nuby Medical Kit
Nuby Medical Kit
12 Apr 2017

Nuby Medical Kit

PRICE $13.41
FROM Agape Babies
WHAT The nasal aspirator in this fuss-free set of medical necessities comes with an ear syringe to clear any wax build-up n bubba’s ears. The Sure-Dose Dropper lets you measure your munchkin’s medication accurately in both teaspoons and in millilitres, so you won’t have to convert the doses.
PARENTS SAY Siti Azmi, 32, says that the nasal aspirator is better than the one she received from the hospital, since it has a smaller tube that fits neatly in her newborn’s nostrils. The translucent tubes lets you check if there are any bodily fluids. Siti gives the thumbs up to the ear syringe as she feels uncomfortable sticking traditional ear picks in her little one’s ear.

When you’re preparing to welcome a baby, a grooming kit is an important buy to include in your shopping list

Essentials often included in these sets include scissors, nail clippers, nasal aspirators and toothbrushes. By the way, it’s more cost effective to get these tools in a set than to buy each item individually.

Besides keeping his appearance neat, trimming your kewpie’s nails will prevent him from scratching himself. Some grooming kits even throw in healthcare tools like a digital thermometer, syringes, even medicine droppers and spoons.

Besides keeping a set in the nursery, you might want to stash one of these handy kits in your car or diaper bag — you’ll never know when you’ll need it!

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