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The best home and baby products for new and expectant parents

If you're expecting a baby or are already navigating parenthood, these handy products can help you along the way.

By Now To Love with Noel Leeming
Let's be honest, babies need a lot of stuff. And there are so many products out there, it can be hard to know what to choose.
As new or expectant parents, you want to make sure your baby is happy, healthy and safe. But it's important not to overlook those products that can also make life at home just that little bit easier.
Here are our picks for the best deals available, so you can ensure your family has the best possible environment in which to thrive.
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iBaby Monitor M7

Baby monitors have come a long way since the early, noise detecting only versions. Introducing the Rolls Royce of baby monitors - the iBaby Monitor.
Its features include full HD 1080p video resolution with infrared night vision and a built-in moonlight soother, as well as two-way audio speakers and remote access via an accompanying app.
It even has an emergency SOS button, so you can immediately call your partner for help if you need it.
But here's where it comes into its own - it even has the ability to detect soiled nappies. Now that's smart!
Add to that 360°pan and 140°tilt at the swipe of a hand so you can see every corner of your baby's nursery and you know you've spent your money wisely.

Uniden 4.3" Digital Wireless Baby Video Monitor

If you find you don't need all of the bells and whistles that come with the iBaby Monitor, this high quality digital encrypted video monitor from Uniden could be the one for you.
It has a large 4.3 inch colour screen, zoom and pan capabilities and a walkie talkie function which gives you the ability to talk to your baby from another room.
It also comes with a selection of lullabies to soothe your little one. But it doesn't just have to be for sleeping babies - you can also use this when the kids are older to monitor them playing in their rooms and make sure they're safe.
This model also has the ability to record up to 32GB on an optional micro SD Card, plus you can expand its capabilities by adding up to four extra cameras (purchased separately).
It also comes with temperature display with temperature range alert, so you can be sure baby's room is always at a comfortable heat. Plus it has voice activated video recording and alarm feature capabilities.

DeLonghi Comfort Air Purifier with Heating and Cooling Fan

Make sure your home is healthy year-round with the DeLonghi Comfort Air Purifier.
With a heating and cooling fan to provide the ideal temperature whatever the season, the air purification filter constantly cleans the air. It removes 99.9% of fine particles, providing you and your family with a healthy home environment.
The eco function allows energy consumption to be optimised when in heating mode, guaranteeing the correct level of comfort.
It has an oscillating base to naturally circulate the clean air throughout the entire room, and all of the settings can be changed with click of a button thanks to the accompanying remote control.
With little ones in the home, you can rest easy in the knowledge that it has an electronic safety system that automatically switches the device off in case it gets accidentally knocked over.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 - Unicorn Bluetooth Speaker

Getting babies to sleep through the night isn't easy, but you can give yourself the best chance of success with the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Speaker.
Just connect it to your portable music device and you can play soothing white noise to lull baby to sleep and shield them from outside noises, as well as playing their favourite nursery rhymes before bed.
As your little one transitions to a toddler and beyond, you'll find more uses for the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3. The speaker is water, dust and drop proof, and produces immersive 360° sound for portable music anywhere. Best of all, it even floats. Bath time, pool time, even at the beach, you'll never be without music with the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3.

Nutribullet 1000W Combo Blender

Whether you're breastfeeding and wanting to get as many nutrients as possible, or when it comes time to start baby on solids, the Nutribullet 1000W Combo Blender is a little blender with big options.
The Nutribullet extracts nutrition from within whole foods, making easy, tasty and healthy meal options. It's a highly absorbable way to consume superfoods like spinach, berries and beets, and makes purifying food a breeze.
It comes with two precision speeds and 1000 watts of power. A pulse function and the extract program offer full control at the press of a button.
Plus it's simple to clean. The BPA-free pitcher and cups are dishwasher safe and the easy twist stainless steel extractor blades can be rinsed with soap and water.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker with Alexa

When you've got your hands full with baby, play music, podcasts, get the news, search for recipes, and turn on compatible household devices with the sound of your voice thanks to the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa.
Alexa is your at-home assistant. You can command it to set timers, add items to lists and create calendar events and reminders and so much more.
Make calls and send messages between supported Echo devices and the Alexa App. And with 4 far-field microphones, Alexa can hear you from across the room.
Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. And the more compatible smart devices you connect her to, the more you can do.
Once you get Alexa, you'll wonder what you ever did without her.

Canon SELPHY CP1300 Photo Printer

Don't be guilty of only storing those precious moments on your phone. Print all of your baby photos directly from your smartphone with the Canon SELPHY CP1300 compact wireless photo printer.
You can also print directly from Facebook or Instagram using WiFi and the Canon Print app, or print straight from your camera's memory card with the built-in SD card reader.
The SELPHY CP1300 has a range of printing options, from borderless 4"x6" photos in approximately 47 seconds, to postcards and labels, square Instagram format images and photobooth style images.

Insinkerator Near Boiling + Cold Filtered Water Tap

Enjoy near boiling filtered water in an instant with the Insinkerator filtered water tap. No more waiting for the jug to boil while baby needs your attention - the Insinkerator dispenses hot water at the perfect temperature for making hot drinks, as well as speeding up dinner prep for things like pasta and veges.
Its unique design means it has just a single handle for both hot and cold. The tap is insulated from heat and has a child-safe spring loaded hot water lever.
The Insinkerator comes with an in-line filtration system using replaceable filter cartridges and is easy to install, with a 2.5-litre stainless steel tank fitted under the sink.
Whether you're breastfeeding and are conscious of what you're consuming or if you're making up baby formula*, you can ensure you and your baby are getting the cleanest possible water free from tastes, odour and impurities. It's water as it should be.
*Plunket recommends for the first 3 months you should use cooled boiled water if you're making up formula feeds for your baby.
Happy shopping!
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