Getting ready for baby: Ikea's 10 most popular buys for babies and toddlers
Nobody does modern design at affordable prices quite like Ikea.
The Swedish furniture giant has revolutionised the way we live and shop for furniture, and when it comes to your baby's very first room, things are no different.
Curious as to what to go for? Here are ten of our absolute favourite (and insanely popular) Ikea baby products:
1. Krama – washcloth
Babies = spills and mess. But at this price, you can afford to keep stacks of these all over the house, to help you keep on top of the mayhem.
Krama washcloth, €4,50/10 pack
2. Leka – wooden baby gym
This study baby gym is easy on the eye (and your wallet), can be used from birth and, most importantly, doesn't take up too much space either.
Leka baby gym, €25
3. Antilop – high chair
Easy to clean, easy to stack, easy to assemble and take apart – and the perfect height for feeding baby at the dinner table – is it any wonder the Antilop feature in so many homes across the globe?
Antilop high chair, €11
4. Smaska – training beaker
These clever training cups are designed in such a way that there is sufficient room for a child's nose so it is comfortable to drink from, without leaning the head back.
Smaska training beaker, €4/2 pack
5. Lättsam baby bath
This compact and anti-slip baby bath is made from completely harmless plastic and is a steal at just €8.
Lättsam baby bath, €8
6. Mula – stacking rings
Well-made, educational wooden toys will never go out of fashion.
Mula stacking rings, €9
7. Gulliver – changing table
Yes, there is a teeny bit of assembly required, but for this price, we don't really mind, tbh. Also, we love how the modern design of this changing table will fit into just about any home and nursery.
Gulliver changing table, €70
8. Stänka – baby towel with hood
Bath time will be a snuggly affair – just like it should be.
Stänka hooded baby towel, €7
9. Råskog – trolley
Yes, it is technically a kitchen trolley – but the sturdy, four-wheel Råskog will work even better in your baby's nursery, where you can stack it with baby essentials like nappies, wipes, muslins and creams – or simply use it to display sweet toys and books. Or how about keeping all those bath bits organized in the same spot? From towels to bath toys, soaps to soft pj's, this must-buy is quite the multi-tasker.
Råskog trolley, €59
10. Himmelsk – mobile
Let these cute clouds and stars entertain your own little star.
Himmelsk mobile, €8