Are you an expecting mother? Or are you already a parent? Are you a recent grandparent? Or maybe you are a trader and you want to know the current prices of baby things in the market. I can assure you that you are in the right place.
Now, when talking about baby things, there are numerous of them. We have clothes, diapers, food, cot, carriers, and many more of them. There is a need to have a reasonable budget and get these things ready before the due date.
This post, therefore, entails the necessary baby things for all moms, things to look out for when shopping for babies, their prices as well and where to get them.
What To Buy When Expecting a Baby?
Sometimes, it may get really confusing what to get when you are expecting a baby or even when you already have one. Many are not even sure what to pack in the baby bag when going for delivery. Many hospitals’ lists are usually way more than what is necessary.
Here’s a list of the basic things you need to pack in your hospital bag when expecting your baby:
1. Dressing gown/Kaftan
2. Boppy Pillows
These might be more comfortable than hospital pillows and give you extra support when breastfeeding your baby.
3. Things to help you relax or pass the time (maybe books or magazines to read, your phone, music, etc).
4. A digital camera or camera phone (that is if you’d like to record the birthing process).
5. Comfortable Clothes
Front-opening shirts are useful in the early days of breastfeeding.
6. Lose comfortable clothes to wear before labor and after the journey home
7. Nursing bras
8. Breast pads to help with leakage
9. Nipple Cream – to ensure you don’t have cracks while you breastfeed
10. Heavy-duty maternity pads
11. Toiletries – e.g. towels, toothbrush, hairbrush, lotion, deodorant, and toothpaste
12. Disposable panties – Don’t bring your best- you may not be able to use them anymore (Big cotton panties can be useful if you end up having a CS -they won’t touch your wound).
11. Post-Pregnancy Stomach/Tummy Bands – (For those who want to get their tummy back in shape as quickly as possible).
12. Baby Journal – to record your journey as a new mum.
13. Breast Pump – You might want to pack a breast pump if you want to start pumping before you leave the hospital, or plan to be exclusive (pack bottles as well).
14. Extra Bag (You should be expecting gifts from friends and well-wishers, even in the hospital).
What To Pack For Baby
1. Babies Toiletries
3. Baby blanket
4. One outfit for the trip home
5. Hat to cover their head
6. Baby Carrier
7. Burp cloths
8. Nappies, wipes, and Diaper cream
There are various baby things in the market. The food, clothes, baby carriers, baby cots, and many other things. Let’s look at them one after the other.
Prices of Baby Clothes in Nigeria
Baby clothes come in various forms based on gender although there are unisex baby clothes. For babies, their outfits depend on the weather. When shopping for a baby wardrobe, you need to get outfits that suit all weather. Short sleeves, long sleeves, sleeveless, Bodysuit, sleepsuit, socks, and clothing.
When shopping for clothes, always consider the baby’s growth so get a little big size, especially for shoes because the comfort of the baby is necessary. It’s also essential to get these things in pairs.
Socks, sweaters, shawls, sleepwear, dresses, tops, shorts, vests, and shirts should be made from light material, and nylons should be avoided to prevent suffocating the baby.
|Bodysuit||₦500 – ₦2,000|
|Sleepsuit||₦1,000 – ₦3,000|
|Beanie||₦500 – ₦1,500|
|Socks||₦500 – ₦1,000|
|Sweater||₦2,000 – ₦5,000|
|Shawl||₦1,500 – ₦3,000|
|Dresses||₦1,000 – ₦5,000|
|Vest||₦500 – ₦3,000|
|Shorts||₦500 – ₦2,000|
|Bibs||₦500 – ₦1,000|
|Shoes||₦1,000 – ₦5,000|
Prices of baby clothes will differ due to brand, texture, and location, especially the imported ones.
Prices of Different Baby Food in Nigeria
For babies aside from breastmilk, they take other food, and it depends on their age. For a baby of 0-3 months, their food is different from that of 3- 6 months, and it keeps going like that. There are various brands of baby food in Nigeria both locally made and imported.
Price of SMA Foods
|Gold First Infant Milk (400g) for 0-6 months||₦4,200|
|Pro 2 (800g) for 6-12 months||₦5,500 – ₦7,200|
|Wysoy Soya Infant Formula from birth (860g)||₦12,000 – ₦15,000|
|Pro First Infant Milk (800g)||N6,000 – N7,000|
|Pro Toddler Milk 3 for 1-3 years||₦7,000 – N8,000|
Price of Similac
|Go & Grow Sensitive Formula (680g)||₦13,500 – ₦16,500|
|Sensitive Instant Formula (845g)||₦16,500 – ₦18,500|
|Neosure (371g)||₦11500 – ₦12,500|
|Soy Isomil (658g)||₦14,500-₦16,500|
Price of Enfamil
|Neuropro Gentlease (567g)||₦16,500 – ₦17,500|
|Premium Newborn Formula (629g)||₦14,500 – ₦16,500|
|Enspire Instant Formula (581g)||₦19,500 – ₦21,500|
Nestle Cerelac Price
|12 Months old meal||₦5,500 – ₦6,800|
|Cerelac Apple & Wheat With Milk||₦2,000 – ₦4,000|
|Cerelac Maize & Soya (900g)||₦2,000 – ₦4,000|
|The price of Cerelac Mixed Fruits Cereal||₦2,000 – ₦4,000|
Price of Nestle NAN
|Nan 1 & 2 Optipro Infant Formula (400g)||₦3,000 – ₦4,500|
|Nan 3 premium Milk (400g)||₦2,600 – ₦3,000|
Aptamil Baby Formula Price
|Organic Baby Rice (100g) cost 6packs||₦9,500 – ₦11,000|
|Baby Formula||₦5,500 – ₦6,500|
|Stage 1-3||₦6,000 – ₦7,500|
|Multigrain Cereal (225g)||₦2,000 – ₦3,500|
|4 Month Cereals Varieties||₦2,500- ₦3,500|
|The price of Pro Futura First Milk & Growing Up Milk (800g)||₦12,000- ₦15,000|
|Pepti for Cow Milk Allergy (800g)||₦13,000 – ₦14,500|
|Creamed Porridge (125g)||₦2,000 – ₦3,000|
|Banana Porridge (125g)||₦2,000- ₦3,000|
Price of Cow & Gate
|0- 6months||₦5,500 – ₦7,000|
|6-12months||₦6,000 – ₦7,500|
|1-2years||₦5,500 – ₦7,500|
Prices of Baby Diapers and wipes in Nigeria
We have various brands of baby diapers as well as baby wipes in Nigeria both locally and internationally made. They are highlighted below
Price of Baby Diapers
When shopping for baby diapers adequate attention should be paid to the sizes because that of a newborn differs from a year-old child. Let’s check out their prices
|Size two count 10||₦800 – ₦1,000|
|Size one count 120||₦4,500 – ₦6,500|
|Size four count 128 & size five count 112||₦6,500 – ₦7,500|
|Size four count 216||₦11,500 – ₦12,500|
|Size three count 80||₦4,000-₦5,500|
|Premium Protection||₦20,000 – ₦25,000|
|Cruisers Economy Diaper Sizes 3-6||₦22,000 – ₦25,000|
|Pamper pants||₦18,000 – ₦23,000|
|Size two count 240||₦22,000 – ₦26,000|
|Little Snugglers Baby Diapers Size three count 162||₦20,000 – ₦25,000|
|Snug & Dry Size six Count 144||₦20,000 – ₦25,000|
|Size One count 70||₦3,500 – ₦4,500|
|Odor Neutralising Nappy Sacks By 300||₦3,500 – ₦,4,500|
|Little Angels Newborn Diapers Size 3 50 Count||₦3,000 – ₦4,500|
Baby Wipes Price
|Molfix Baby Wet Wipes||₦1,000 – ₦5,000|
|Pampers fresh, clean Wipe||₦1,000 – ₦4,500|
|Angel Baby Wipes||₦1,000 – ₦3,500|
|While Prince & Princess||₦1,000 – ₦3,500|
|Also, Huggies Pure Wipes||₦1,000 – ₦15,000|
|Mamia Sensitive||₦1,000 – ₦4,500|
|Cusson Soft & Smooth||₦1,000 – ₦6,000|
|Munchkin Warm Glow||₦9,000 – ₦15,000|
|Lastly ASDA Little Angel sensitive cotton||₦1,000 – ₦4,500|
Price of Feeding Accessories
When feeding a baby, utmost attention is a must. You cannot do it with something else. You need to watch and observe the baby while feeding.
Feeding accessories for babies comprise a lot of things which are:
|Teething rings||₦500 – ₦4,500|
|Food/bottle warmer||₦2,000 – ₦15,000|
|Flask||₦10,000 – ₦30,000|
|Breast pump||₦3,000 – ₦150,000|
|Feeding bottle||₦1,000 – ₦5,500|
|Bottle sterilizer||₦5,000 – ₦20,000|
|Spoons & Cups||₦500 – ₦5,500|
|Bottle & Nipple Brush||₦800 – ₦3,500|
|Storage containers||₦800 – ₦5,500|
Baby Nursery Prices
This includes the cot, wardrobe, walker, strollers, changing mat, carrier, monitor, changing table, and pram. The prices of these things depend on the brand and quality of the one you are going for.
Their prices are :
|Newborn car seat||₦10,000 – ₦100,000|
|Pram||₦10,000 – ₦120,000|
|Baby carrier||₦5,000 – ₦25,000|
|Cot||₦15,000 – ₦150,000|
|Baby Bag||₦5,000 – ₦20,000|
|Mattress||₦10,500 – ₦30,000|
|Mosquito net||₦1,500 – ₦8,000|
|Strollers||₦30,000 – ₦120,000|
|Baby rocker||₦15,000 – ₦60,000|
|Changing mats||₦3,500 – ₦15,000|
|Monitor||₦5,500 – ₦15,000|
|Safety gate||₦5,500 – ₦50,000|
|First aid kits||₦4,500 – ₦20,000|
Baby Bathing Kits Price
Bathing a baby involves patience and observation, so when bathing a baby (newborn, infant, or toddler) you need to be careful, and an adult should do it.
The following are needed to get the baby clean during the bathe:
|Thermostat||₦1,500 – ₦9,500|
|Washcloths||₦2,500 – ₦5,000|
|Brush and comb||₦500 – ₦2,000|
|Soap, Lotion, Oil, Cream, Powder, & Moisturizer||₦15,000 – ₦30,000|
|Bath Tub||₦10,000 – ₦25,000|
|Hanger||₦3,000 – ₦10,000|
|Diaper Cream||₦2,000 – ₦10,000|
|Hand Sanitizer||₦1,000 – ₦2,000|
|Detergents||₦100 – ₦2,000|
|Disinfectant||₦500 – ₦5,000|
|Nail cutter/Baby Scissors/Soft Nail Enamel File||₦1,500 – ₦3,000|
|Towels||₦2,500 – ₦10,000|
Price of Baby Toys
Toys are essential things for the baby as they help keep them busy. There are different toys based on gender although there are toys that can be used by both genders. So as an expectant mom, you can go for the unisex toys.
|Musical mobile||₦6,000 – ₦25,000|
|Bouncer||₦5,000 – ₦16,000|
|Play mat||₦6,000 – ₦20,000|
|Play Pen||₦1,000 – ₦6,000|
Listing all those things doesn’t mean you have to get all, there are some important ones to go for first. As a mother when shopping for your baby, you need to do the same for yourself as you both need it.
Now that you have a good understanding of the things to get for your baby and the prices, you are left with where to get them. Baby things are available across markets, online stores as well as baby shops across the country.