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Old Aug 9th 2017, 5:57 pm
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Hi all,

Two of my kids are under 18 months and therefore are still in car seats, I'm wondering about taking their car seats out with us.

I was thinking of shipping them with the rest of our things, can I hire car seats in nz until their own arrive?? We aim for our belongs to hopefully arrive about 4wks after we do, as our first 4wks accommodation is temporary and covered by my husbands employer, during this time we will definitely be in the car as we need to sort schools out for my older two and find a rental etc! On this end we can borrow my nephews from when they leave until we do.

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Yes, The Baby Factory is a nationwide chain of shops that sell baby stuff, they also hire out child car seats. If there isn't a branch where you are going there are a few smaller operators who hire them out.

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Yes, The Baby Factory is a nationwide chain of shops that sell baby stuff, they also hire out child car seats. If there isn't a branch where you are going there are a few smaller operators who hire them out.

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Fantastic thanks!
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Plunket also hire them - they are an organisation set up to support young families. Singapore airlines allowed us to bring a massive pram which didn't count as luggage so I think this is fairly standard. You might be able to sneak a carseat on the flight - you should ask the airline...
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Plunket also hire them - they are an organisation set up to support young families. Singapore airlines allowed us to bring a massive pram which didn't count as luggage so I think this is fairly standard. You might be able to sneak a carseat on the flight - you should ask the airline...
Thank you, we already have a double buggy to take and a travel cot, we plan the hire another travel cot when we arriving while waiting on their own cots.

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Also now worrying about what formula to use in nz. My 3.5 month old son is currently on cow & gate which doesn't seem widely available in nz - and which nappies for them both??!
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Also now worrying about what formula to use in nz. My 3.5 month old son is currently on cow & gate which doesn't seem widely available in nz - and which nappies for them both??!
Huggies and Treasures are the main nappy brands in the supermarket as well as the supermarket's own brand. They're quite pricey in supermarkets, I used to get them from online retailers like Baby Online. The Dryups nappies from there are good value.

https://www.babyonline.co.nz

Plunket used to hire car seats but I think they've stopped now. I've had 2 babies here so any baby/child questions, fire away 🙂
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Huggies and Treasures are the main nappy brands in the supermarket as well as the supermarket's own brand. They're quite pricey in supermarkets, I used to get them from online retailers like Baby Online. The Dryups nappies from there are good value.

https://www.babyonline.co.nz

Plunket used to hire car seats but I think they've stopped now. I've had 2 babies here so any baby/child questions, fire away 🙂
Fantastic thank you!

Did you use formula? If no which brand?

Will have a look on that website. We use pampers here in the uk.
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From a little research I'm thinking it may actually be cheaper just to buy them new car seats out there when you take into account hire costs etc!

We have one travel cot they we are allowed to bring so will def need to hire another one when we get there too until their own arrive.
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From a little research I'm thinking it may actually be cheaper just to buy them new car seats out there when you take into account hire costs etc!

We have one travel cot they we are allowed to bring so will def need to hire another one when we get there too until their own arrive.
Yeah it could well be as cheap
just to buy new car seats. Same for the travel cot, probably same price to buy one as hire one.
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Oh and no, I didn't use formula so can't advise on brands. Might be trial and error to find the best one for your baby.
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Fantastic thank you!

Did you use formula? If no which brand?

Will have a look on that website. We use pampers here in the uk.
We use Pampers here in NZ. They are sold in the warehouse. Around $25 for a pack of 40/50 I think? They are slightly different than the UK version but in our opinion better than what's on offer otherwise. We did initially order the UK Pampers via some online shop in Auckland but got a bit expensive so ditched that idea and baba has been fine.
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We use Pampers here in NZ. They are sold in the warehouse. Around $25 for a pack of 40/50 I think? They are slightly different than the UK version but in our opinion better than what's on offer otherwise. We did initially order the UK Pampers via some online shop in Auckland but got a bit expensive so ditched that idea and baba has been fine.
Perfect thanks! I don't suppose you use formula and could recommend any? My son is on cow and gate here in the U.K.
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Perfect thanks! I don't suppose you use formula and could recommend any? My son is on cow and gate here in the U.K.
Yes. After 4 or 5 months breastfeeding we used S26 Gold Newborn (1). Put on to it by the midwife/health visitor I think and kept him on that until we swapped to normal cows milk. We did try to move him on to the next stage but he didn't seem to like it over the newborn formula. $30 for a 900g tin.
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Yes. After 4 or 5 months breastfeeding we used S26 Gold Newborn (1). Put on to it by the midwife/health visitor I think and kept him on that until we swapped to normal cows milk. We did try to move him on to the next stage but he didn't seem to like it over the newborn formula. $30 for a 900g tin.
Thanks so much for your help!!

What's the second hand market like over there considering may buying a second hand travel cot just for those first few weeks....
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