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Hi,

I am looking for the best place to buy baby equipment in Phuket.

Have looked at big shopping Malls, just wondering if there is anywhere else with a decent selection?

Or does anyone know any good online sites (thailand based) that have good range?

Thanks in advance

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Robinson's in Phuket town has a good selection.

What is it you are looking for.

Equipment is quite vague

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Have you checked the main Tesco Lotus store, They did have a large range there and very reasonably priced

You will nearly always get better prices in chain stores for the same item you can purchase elsewhere.

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Try Baby Care in Chalong nice friendly little shop with a good selection, the owner can also source just about anything. To find it Google the name and see on Google map.

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Thanks for your replies.

Quite right "equipment" is vague.

This is the first child we will have so essentially looking for everything to get started... Strollers, car seat, play pen, feeding, bouncer and anything else that may appeal to excited first time parents!!

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Have you checked the main Tesco Lotus store, They did have a large range there and very reasonably priced

You will nearly always get better prices in chain stores for the same item you can purchase elsewhere.

You need to check the quality of Tesco Lotus/Big C stuff. It is not always good. You get what you pay for.

I've generally found Robinsons or Central to have the best quality items, and that includes looking at some of the small shops in Phuket Town. There are often special offers at these two stores but generally they are not that cheap.

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You need to check the quality of Tesco Lotus/Big C stuff. It is not always good. You get what you pay for.

I've generally found Robinsons or Central to have the best quality items, and that includes looking at some of the small shops in Phuket Town. There are often special offers at these two stores but generally they are not that cheap.

I always check the quality before i buy, i did not check the quality of the baby gear just looked at it and it seemed the same quality you buy elsewhere.

Chain stores like Tesco Lotus, Big C and Carrefour here quite often have products manufactured under there own brand name in the same factories

as the more expensive brands, they buy large qantatys and can afford to sell them cheaper and still make the same markup.

An example in TL is a toaster they sell which is identical to several other brands and they are giving a money back guarantee if not satisfied with there

home brand, at least on there newer lines its printed on the package of the last home brand product i bought there.

There buying power is huge, that's why manufacturers look after them

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Dont buy baby clothes yet. They wont wear them and might not fit. Do make sure there is no buttons at the back, where they will sleep and the buttons poke into them. Babies are on their backs a lot, so if you dont like lumps pressing on your spine. Think the same for your baby.

There is some same theory to babies and equipments too. You only need a carrier, lightweight enough to hold the baby and maybe fit into the car. Get those sarong type to hold the baby to your chest will do. The bumps on the roads, kerbs and so on in Phuket are not a comfy peaceful stroll for baby yet. Not to mention, the climbing in and out of cars, kerbs and so on.

1) Maybe start off with a crib for babies to sleep in with mosquito netting?

2) A tall sturdy enough table to function as changing station? Get one where you dont have to bend too much or your back is going to suffer. Try to make sure the changing station, your baby wont fall off.....preferably with railings at the side, especially when baby starts to learn to roll. I dont like those pre-made changing pad with wooden sideboards changing station wardobes.......babies grows much faster or can be bigger size and you might accidently land your baby head on the sideboard if you are harried.

3) And a netted playpen to put the baby down for naps or when you/someone need to be busy at the kitchen.....the netted playpen can be in the placed in the living area or near to the kitchen with ventilation and plenty of play mobiles which baby can look at while you are busy. Some prefer those spring type where it will bounce the baby to sleep. But I rather you get both. Babies cant play when they are in the bouncing sarong. Let them play with themselves, to explore the dexerity of their arms and feet.

4) Get the carseat and stroller much later, when baby can lift the neck, where its stronger against rolling and bumps of the wheels. And get some moon crescent shape neck cushions to secure the baby's head.

5) Maybe a horeshoe cushion to help your wife breast feed, or just to rest baby on, while you feed with bottle.

You wont be bringing the baby outdoors for some time, and babies sleep for most of the time till they are about 4-6 months, when they see, hear and feel/touch better.

Get yourself or wiffey some temporary help at home. Cooking, cleaning and wiping down places while you and wiffey enjoys the baby. Stay in help is good, when either of you gets too tired.

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Then we come to the 4-6 months part.....Try not to rush to get these yet.

Babies should be sitting up, with their neck stronger, and can sit in the bathtub for baths and grabbing stuff. Did I mention a bath tub pail with non slip bottom?

They are also rolling or attempt to climb. Thats when your car seat will be necessary.....laughs.....strap them in! Something comfy, with washable covers, and when its stained...wash the whole dam thing, especially since the straps are not removable! And sun them!

Same with strollers and what you call it...child feeding high chairs? I rather you search for a kinda washable cushioned seat cushions that your baby legs and dangle thru, and yet you can simply grab baby and seatpads together kinda thing I saw in USA. I cant seem to find it or buy it. Maybe someone can kindly draw me a pattern, so I can sew it up and market it. Works at keeping your baby from being contaiminated by commercial or public strollers and high chairs so you dont always have to wipe down chairs at restaurants with anti septic wipes.

Some kids grow out of strollers real quick. Thats of course a lot of credit to daddy's strong back and mummies dislike of dealing with the kerbs and so on, especially in Asia.

If you want to ermm...change the baby on the floor. Maybe you should recarpet your home floor......bedrooms all the way to the living areas and get rid of any furnitures except for beanbags, so your baby can be tempted to crawl and explore. Keep glass panels close, with child safety clips . Electrical outlets covered, and maybe two grates/grills at the kitchen and living room door.

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1) A clothes dryer. Dryer is good for the wet seasons. Even if you arent using cloth diapers. And a separate washing machine, should you be always washing really soiled adult clothing. The separate washer to wash only your wiffey, you, helper & babies daily clothing with baby laundry detergent. Babies like to suck off your clothes so detergent is a concern. And the throwing up......pooing and peeing......you will need lots of clothes on standby.

2) Portable radio and Cd player to play baby songs to soothe the baby.

3) Portable fan, to fan your baby.

4) A hot water dispenser. Electric hot water jug. and a spare water kette, to boil water in a hurry when the flask is reboiling.

5) A fridge to keep your baby's milk,food and teething items. Some cold compress thingy for fever and boo boos. Maybe even a water gel pillow. Lots of ice cubes in the freezer.

6) A pot to sterlise, boil your baby bottles, nipples or those sanitizer/sterliser thingy. But a big pot is cheaper and reuseable.

7) Either breast or formula milk, maybe a big enough thermos to hold the bottle to keep the bottles and its contents warmed up enough to feed, especially when you pull the ready mixed bottles of milk/pumped breastmilk from the fridge for late night feedings.

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A few years back when we had a baby, we were quite shocked at how expensive stuff was here compared to Singapore. There is more competition here now, so maybe prices have come more in line than a few years ago. It seemed the imported stuff was real expensive and was probably due to Phuket being a relatively small market for the upscale imported stuff, hence the high mark up to pay staff, rent etc.

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You need to check the quality of Tesco Lotus/Big C stuff. It is not always good. You get what you pay for.

I've generally found Robinsons or Central to have the best quality items, and that includes looking at some of the small shops in Phuket Town. There are often special offers at these two stores but generally they are not that cheap.

I always check the quality before i buy, i did not check the quality of the baby gear just looked at it and it seemed the same quality you buy elsewhere.

Chain stores like Tesco Lotus, Big C and Carrefour here quite often have products manufactured under there own brand name in the same factories

as the more expensive brands, they buy large qantatys and can afford to sell them cheaper and still make the same markup.

An example in TL is a toaster they sell which is identical to several other brands and they are giving a money back guarantee if not satisfied with there

home brand, at least on there newer lines its printed on the package of the last home brand product i bought there.

There buying power is huge, that's why manufacturers look after them

Do you have a young child in Thailand? Answer: No.

Do I have a young child in Thailand? Answer: Yes

If the OP is interested, I would suggest she takes more notice of me than you but I would also suggest she looks for herself and forms her own opinion.

I cannot hope to compete with Vicious Kitty's advice, however.

And Steelepulse, totally agree and decent quality strollers/buggies/car seats are really expensive here.

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