One of the most exciting things about expecting a little one is getting ready for it. From nursery decor ideas to wardrobe selections. One thing that Saudi Arabia and most of the Middle East region excel at is retail shopping. You don’t realize the extent of the children retail sector is until you actually start shopping in it. I was happily surprised to find Zara kids, Mango kids and H&M kids amongst the hundreds of shops dedicated to all things children.
New parents may feel overwhelmed, maybe even a bit confused when it comes to shopping for their little one. Honestly, I was a bit taken by the amount of things you need to get. You don’t realize how much stuff a baby needs until you venture out to the shops. A word of advice is to take someone who recently gave birth. They most likely will have the best tips on what is essential and what you can do with out. Also, keep in mind that you have roughly 9 months to get ready for this baby. You have more than enough time to pace yourself, budget accordingly and keep an eye out on sales. So many pop up sales happen within the seasons , you are sure to find great deals on stuff that will be handy once you’ve delivered.
Here a few shops that I found useful when shopping for our little one, I’ve only obviously included the stores available in Saudi Arabia for logistic reasons.
No matter what your fashion taste is or your budget there is something, more like everything available to you. Here is a little list of where to check out….
IKEA SAUDI ARABIA– GREAT FOR NURSERY ESSENTIALS
MOTHERCARE- EVERYTHING FROM NEWBORN CLOTHING ESSENTIALS TO STROLLERS AND CRIBS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
MAMA AND PAPAS- EXCELLENT SELECTION OF STROLLERS, CAR SEATS AND BABY CHAIRS.
CENTREPOINT– BUDGET FRIENDLY BABY SHOP , INCLUDES NURSERY, NEWBORN, SAFETY AND CLOTHING ESSENTIALS
NAHDI– A SAFE PLACE TO GET ALL YOUR BABIES HYGIENE STUFF; DIAPERS, FORMULA, LOTIONS, ETC.
ZARA BABY- FASHION FORWARD COLLECTION OF BABY CLOTHES; CHECK OUT THE MINI RANGE
MANGO BABY– STYLISH COLLECTION OF KIDS CLOTHES RANGING FROM 1MONTH-3YRS OLD.
NEXT- A PERSONAL FAVORITE; A HUGE RANGE OF TRENDY GOOD QUALITY CLOTHES FOR BABIES & KIDS
H&M– A POPULAR STORE FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY. EXCELLENT DEALS ON BABY CLOTHES.
There are endless amounts of fashion retailers here, easily found in your local malls. These mentioned above came in handy with their online shops and shipping advantages, especially when the last thing you want to do is go to the mall.
Hope this helps