Baby Care

You will find the best baby care products in Australia at Metro Baby. From natural or organic skin and bath care to the latest in baby monitors, car accessories, toothbrushes, and thermometers, we’ve got all the essentials and more.

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From baby’s first toothbrush to car travel products and baby monitors, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of baby care products that you didn’t even know you didn’t know about. The guide below will help get you informed about the essentials, so you can work out what you need.


Baby care products to look out for

There are baby care products that you would call essential, like thermometers, nail clippers and toothbrushes. Then, there are baby care products that aren’t technically essential, like window shades for your car, or a nasal aspirator (if you even know what that is!). But, if you’ve ever been driving with a child who has the sun in their eyes or been up half the night with a baby whose nose is blocked and no way of helping them unblock it, you’ll realise just how necessary these products can be.


Top 10 baby care must-haves

Here are our top 10 essentials for happy, healthy babies:

  1. Silicone toothbrush - Get started early with good dental habits. A silicone training toothbrush or finger toothbrush are perfect for babies to explore brushing their teeth while soothing their gums.
  2. Manicure set - There are so many great products available to gently trim baby’s soft, delicate nails while reducing the risk of injury.
  3. Nasal aspirator - Unfortunately, colds happen. And babies don’t know how to blow their noses. A nasal aspirator is a genius invention that helps extract mucus from a baby’s nasal passages to relieve congestion.
  4. Thermometer - A must-have in your first aid toolkit. With the click of a button, a baby thermometer can quickly tell you if your bub has a fever.
  5. Car window shades - The hot, Aussie sun can burn your baby’s delicate skin. Window shades carefully positioned to filter out the sun are essential for your car.
  6. Car mirrors - These offer great peace of mind while driving. In one quick glance, you can check that your baby is okay in the back seat.
  7. Car seat protector - Babies are messy! Seat protectors go underneath your baby’s car restraint to protect your seat. You can also get scuff mats for the back of the passenger seat.
  8. Window block outs - These are a reusable, temporary block out for windows. If your baby is used to sleeping in darkness, or you need to screen out the sunlight for a lunchtime nap or bedtime during daylight savings, you can pop these in the window. Perfect for travel.
  9. Baby camera monitor - For the ultimate reassurance when your baby is out of sight, buy a baby monitor with camera. These are a fantastic big-ticket item to form part of a gift set on a registry.
  10. Night light/diffuser - Your baby can drift off with gentle light and the soothing aroma of essential oils for a blissful night’s sleep.


Baby car care products

There are a few car accessories that make travelling more comfortable for kids and more peaceful for parents. A few of these essentials include: 

  • Organiser - A car organiser hangs over the back of the front passenger seat. You can use it to store baby wipes, nappies, sunscreen, drink bottle, toys - whatever you like. Some styles also include a tablet holder. These organisers do precisely that - help you stay organised while out and about. They also double as a scuff mat to protect your seat from little feet.
  • Window shades - The Australian sun can be mighty hot. Not only can it burn your child’s skin, it can also be very glary for your little one when the sun is shining brightly through their window. 
  • Mirrors - You can strategically mount a mirror in your car so that you can keep an eye on your child with one quick glance. There are different types available - some clip to your rearview mirror while others sit in the rear of the car. These are great for peace of mind. 


Easy to use thermometer

An unwell baby or child is a worrying time for any parent. Having a thermometer that is reliable and accurate is an important tool to keep handy. Here are a few key things to look for when buying a baby thermometer:

Easy to use – The range of thermometers we stock at Metro Baby feature one-click operation to check temperature. You can choose from in-ear, forehead or non-contact versions. The Beaba Infrared Thermometer allows you to choose from three settings - in-ear, forehead or multi-purpose which can measure food, bath or room temperature.

Fast & accurate – Quick is best. Go for a thermometer that offers a result in one second flat.

Safety accredited – Check your thermometer is included as a medical device on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

Other handy features – A backlit display is helpful so you can read the temperature in the dark. An auto-off timer is great for preserving battery life. And a memory that stores multiple previous temperature readings is handy so you can keep an eye on whether your little one is improving.


Nail and hair care products

Trimming a baby’s fingernails is not for the faint-hearted. Babies are wriggly! Ask any parent who has accidentally nicked their bub’s finger and they’ll tell you it’s not a nice feeling. Haircuts and hair care can also prove a little challenging at times. Thankfully, the good people at Haakaa, Purebaby, Rizees and Beaba have come to the rescue with some well-designed products to help parents with nail and hair care.

Nail care - The Haakaa Baby Nail Care Set lets you safely trim down your baby's nails with grinder pads instead of sharp scissors. Another option is baby nail scissors with rounded edges to prevent injury.

Hair care - When it comes to hair care, goat hairbrushes are made from natural goat hair which is soft and gentle on baby’s heads. The soft bristles are suitable for tender scalps and can assist with keeping cradle cap under control. At bath time, you could try a silicone shampoo brush with baby shampoo to wash hair and give a relaxing scalp massage.  

Haircuts - Rizees have thought of everything when it comes to trimming baby’s hair. Their Baby Hair Clipper has a vacuum which gently inhales shorn hair into its storage compartment while it trims.


Looking after your child’s teeth and gums

It’s never too early to start looking after your child’s teeth and gums. Metro Baby stocks natural baby products with no nasties that can help your baby build good dental habits. Personal care brands Haakaa and Mushie have toothbrushes made from 100% food-grade silicone. The Training Toothbrush by Mushie comes with a silicone suction base for convenience and removable safety guard.

You could also choose a finger toothbrush that your child can guide around their teeth and gums to get used to the sensation of brushing. There are soft bristles on one side and firmer silicone nubs on the other side for cleaning and soothing delicate new teeth and gums.

Haakaa also have an oral care kit that would be perfect as a gift set for a new mum. 


Best baby skincare products

Babies have young skin which can be quite sensitive, especially in the early months. You might want to consider starting with fragrance free baby wash and lotions for sensitive skin types.

As your child grows, you’ll gain a better idea of what products work for them. If they have dry skin or eczema, look for specially formulated moisturising products like the Weleda range that keeps moisture in the skin, and rash creams that control flare-ups. 

Browse our Skin Care & Body Wash section for more baby skin care products, including baby powder, massage oil, baby oil, nappy rash and baby bath products. We stock only the highest quality product lines from international and Australian made brands. 


Other accessories you may want to consider

Metro Baby has everything you need for your bub. From big ticket items like prams, cots, change tables, and car seats, to smaller, everyday items like swaddles, feeding essentials, and clothing, we only stock high quality, popular products made by leading Australian and international brands. 


Brands we know and trust

Top quality, safe brands to keep mums happy and little ones comfy are top priorities for Metro Baby. That’s why we only stock products from the brands we know and trust. Baby care brands like HaaKaa, Mushie, Liewood, PureBaby, Oricom, Snotty Noses, BeaBa, Owlet, Ergo Pouch and Nanit are trusted industry leaders in Australia.


Buying your baby care products online at Metro Baby

Metro Baby online is a one-stop baby shop offering an extensive range of baby care products from trusted local and international brands. We want your shopping experience with us to be smooth and stress-free. That’s why we have an easy checkout system. If you’re local to us, you can click and collect from our store in Richmond, VIC - we’d love to see you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



What are the best baby care products?

The best baby care products are those that make your life easier and your baby more comfortable. Whether it’s a car accessory for safer travel or a high quality thermometer to use when fever strikes, Metro Baby has everything you need.


What skincare products are best for a newborn? 

Newborns have brand new, sensitive skin, so it’s important to look for natural ingredients like Aloe Vera or Vitamin E in body lotions, moisturising creams, bubble bath and other skin care products. Products that are specially made for babies’ skin, like Aveeno, are also a great option.