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    Default NZ equivalent of Mothercare or Babies r us?

    Hi

    Can anyone tell me if they have any big brand baby stores in New Zealand or Auckland. I am looking for a babies r us or Mothercare type thing with a website so i can look at prices of stuff to work out how much everything is going to cost for the baby. I can then decide what i want and go straight to it on arrival in Auckland. I will need to get a new cot as i cant bring the travel cot it is too heavy and will use up all my luggage allowance, same with the buggy, may not bring it.

    I am going to miss IKEA!

    Thanks for any help

    jess
    xx

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    Babycity
    Baby factory

    Or for cheaper babystuff go to:
    Warehouse
    Kmart

    Travelling cot is called portacot and buggy is called stroller in nz

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    OK, you might regret asking this.... but here is a selection out of my internet favourites folder....

    http://www.babycity.co.nz/shop/?PHPS...582a69c59f2f61

    http://www.babyfactory.co.nz/

    http://www.winkalotts.co.nz/index.php

    http://www.kiwibaby.co.nz/ also www.kiwibaby.com, used to be all same company, now split in two.

    http://www.babyonline.co.nz/

    http://www.babyuniverse.co.nz/site/p...id=17/offset=1

    http://www.groovybaby.co.nz/index.php

    http://www.myroom.co.nz/aca.asp?idWebPage=7670

    also get childrens furniture from http://www.freedomfurniture.co.nz/

    You can also get good deals at Farmers, and like Sophia said the warehouse and Kmart are good for stuff too.

    http://www.farmers.co.nz/

    http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/

    http://www.kmart.co.nz/

    Baby city tends to be the most expensive, followed by Baby Factory (unless you get specials) best prices I have found are from kiwibaby and winkalotts for the big peices of equipment.

    Happy browsing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshack52 View Post
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    I am going to miss IKEA!



    jess
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    Apparently there is an Ikea in Auckland , not sure what part though, perhaps someone else knows ??

    Jo

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    Quote Originally Posted by britchik View Post
    Apparently there is an Ikea in Auckland , not sure what part though, perhaps someone else knows ??

    Jo
    Rumours and initial reports suggest one is planned for Albany in the next couple of years, but not one here yet, nearest one is Aussie, although I think there is someone on trademe that imports and sells some bits.

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    wow!!

    thanks everyone!!!

    I will start window shopping straight away!!

    Jess

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    Try the secondhand baby clothes shops for things like cots. We have lots of clothes etc that are surprisingly difficult to sell on when the littluns have grown out of them. We even have trouble giving baby clothes away, cos grandparents get so much stuff new that they don't need anything else.

    What bits are you after?

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    I'd be tempted to take your travel cot anyway. We checked in our travel cot and buggie and loads and loads of stuff. We were way overweight but managed to get away with it on both legs of the trip. Tbh, never even considered not taking them as they were essential items. From my experience, you are given more leeway with baby equipment anyway. If you have a baby, then they go with the territory!

    Kate

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    Hi Jess, who are you flying with? You mention not bringing the travel cot because it will use up your luggage allowance, but your baby should have a luggage allowance, too, I think, even if they are sitting on your lap during the flight.

    On Air NZ infants get the same luggage allowance as the accompanying passenger. Not sure about other airlines, though.

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    Baby City rules!! im not biased for any reason at all,

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