When you discover the exciting news that you’re expecting a baby, naturally you’re eager to provide your child with the best possible start to life.

With endless amount of gadgets, & the continued introduction of new technologies, there’s no shortage of innovative items to be excited about filling your nursery with.

However, Australia is officially in a recession as COVID has triggered the biggest economic plunge on record.

So, let’s be realistic about this.

Human beings have successfully procreated & parented their newborns for thousands of years without the need for the newest & best version of everything available in the market.

So… how can we establish what items are deemed as essential on our purchase list & what items can we can do without?

To help ascertain what they are we speak with Karen Faulkner.

Karen is a Registered Midwife of 30 years, Child & Family Health Nurse, Baby Sleep Consultant of 20 years & hold a degree in Psychology among a long list of other qualifications


We ask Karen questions including:

  1. What are the essential items parents need to build a nursery?
  2. What has been the biggest change in setting up the baby’s nursery in the past 30 years?
  3. Why are we gadget-obsessed when it comes to our babies & their nursery?
  4. How would a parent know if their cot is SIDS (Red Nose) safe?
  5. What are the 3 most important factors to help promote sleep for the baby’s room?
  6. Is it possible to use a cot from birth, if so how?
  7. What is dock-a-tot snuggle pod and how can they help the transition / the 12-week period immediately after you have had your baby?
  8. Why is it important to invest in a good feeding chair?


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