Diapers & Baby Food in Australia?
Topic: Diapers & Baby Food in Australia?
April 26, 2019 / By Cory Question:
I am traveling to Australia (Sydney, Cairns, Ayers Rock, Adelaide, Brisbane & Melbourne) for two weeks with my almost 4 yr old daughter and 8 month old son. I was wondering if anyone can guide if I can buy pampers or huggies diapers in Australia. Also, what would it cost to buy them in Australia? Secondly can I find gerber or any other kind of good quality baby food for my infant and what would it cost? I am trying to determine if I should stock up and carry that with my from US or should I buy during my travel as I need it.
Thank You for responding.
Best Answers: Diapers & Baby Food in Australia?
Asaph | 6 days ago
Huggies nappies can be purchased from Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Kmart in bulk boxes (around 80 nappies depending on the size you are after) for between $33 and $41. Big W is generally the cheapest and have them on sale most often which would be the $33 price.
As for quality baby food, never heard of Gerber, but Heinz is a good brand, plus we are starting to see a big range of organic food if that is something you are interested in. Again Coles, Woolworths and Big W are the places to go for them. Generally Big W is cheapest but doesn't have the biggest range.
Personally I wouldn't fill my luggage with more than necessary to get you through your flight and your first couple of days. You will have no trouble finding good quality items, no matter where in Australia you are.
Do bear in mind our quarantine laws, but if the jars are sealed and you declare them it should be ok. Having said that I am not an expert so you would be best to check it our for yourself.
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A lot depends on how old your baby is. If he is younger than 6 months and constipation is a new condition for him than it is most likely that his little system just isn't quite ready for a large amount of solids. Cutting back on solids and increasing his breast feeding (or formula) may be all he needs. In a general ballpark, if he is formula fed and less than 15 pounds he is going to want to drink about 2 - 2 1/2 ounces of formula per every pound of body weight every 24 hours. If he is 15 pounds or more, than he'll need about 5 bottles per day each containing 1 ounce for every 2 pounds of body weight. If he is not drinking at least this much than he may not be quite ready for solids, yet. Until about 12 months, breast milk or formula provides the vitamins and nutrients a baby needs for proper growth and development. If he is drinking adequate amounts of breast milk or formula and is still constipated, than you can take a look at his diet. Fiber and fluid help bowels move. Commercially prepared baby foods and homemade pureed foods contain little to no fiber. So, if your baby is an independent sitter and can pick up bits of food you can try some fruit in it's whole form. Ripe peaches or nectarines are tasty plus have fiber. You can also try steamed broccoli pieces or cooked green beans. When a person is having diarrhea, it is suggested to try the BRAT diet, which means banana, rice, applesauce, and toast. These things help firm up stool. So, when treating constipation, avoid these things. The cooked apple is not your best choice for your baby's constipation nor is the white potato. A cooked and cubed sweet potato or some squash would be a better choice. If you go with toast, make sure it is a whole grain bread. Brown rice or whole wheat pasta are better than the white versions. My guess, though, is since you are pureeing everything that your son is younger than 6 months and the constipation is not a result of what he is eating, but is rather a sign that his digestive system is not quite developed enough to process the amount of solids he is getting. Babies have tiny tummies and parents often think if their baby wants to eat every 2-3 hours around the clock that he isn't satisfied when really that is a normal amount of time for the digestive process to occur.
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I live in australia and I have one that is called "babygear". It is a black bag and it does everything we need it to :). It has insulated sides for warm or cold bottles/food etc. It has a separate loose pocket inside for used diapers to be kept in if you don't have access to a bin close by It has its own little change mat in it so you can place that down on the benches in the shopping malls rather then changing your baby on the same table bunches of other babies have been changed on It has one large area for clean nappies/diapers, bibs and changes of clothing to be kept in It also has open aired pockets for damp bibs so that they have a chance to dry and not go mouldy whilst your out all day and many other such useful features for baby care, I would be totally lost without it!
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Yes, we sell diapers and baby food here. It may surprise some people, but Australians have babies and look after them too. You can find these things in any supermarket or chemist.
You should be fine, but if you're heading into more rural areas, you might want to stock up, simply because there aren't many supermarkets in the desert.
Oh, and a word of advice, people here call "diapers", "nappies". If you ask for a diaper you'll probably be understood, but better to be safe than sorry, right?
I have no idea how much these things cost, as I have never had a child.
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The nappy answer is well covered, as is food. I'd just like to add that we have very strict customs and quarantine rules, especially in regard to food and they can be seized by customs if they feel it is a risk. In saying that being commercially prepared and sealed the baby food should be ok but make sure you declare it on your passenger card before landing otherwise you'll face a $220 fine.
In saying that we have plenty of top quality brands here that will easily take the place of Gerber.
Australian Quarantine Information: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/travel/enter...
Australian Customs: http://www.customs.gov.au/default.asp
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