Baby furniture/cloth diapers in Nairobi

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Baby furniture/cloth diapers in Nairobi

Post  mamanatoto on Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:26 pm

Hi! My husband and I will moving to Nairobi in the next few months - he's moving over in February and I will be following in mid-June as I am currently pregnant with a slightly higher risk pregnancy, so we've decided that it makes more sense for me to stay in the US with our older children until the baby comes. We're trying to plan for buying furniture and such, as we're leaving most of our belongings behind, and will need at least one crib (possibly two - my older daughter will be just under 2 when we move, and I'm not sure that she'll be ready to give up the crib yet!). Are there places anyone can recommend for purchasing a crib and mattress? Also, I'm planning to cloth diaper, and may need to buy diapers once I'm there - how is the availability of diapers? Would it be easier and cheaper to simply purchase fabric and have them sewn up? Everything I'm bringing will have to fit in normal luggage, so I'm somewhat limited on how much I can bring with me to Kenya.

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Post  mamanaomi on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:49 pm

You can definitely get a baby crib (cot) in Nairobi. many of the larger supermarkets have furniture sections - places like Nakumat Mega, for example. We had our baby crib built by a fundi and then used a thick foam mattress, the cost for having it built was about 5000Ksh, but that was almost 5 years ago so prices may have changed. However, the crib is still in great condition and has been used by both our kids as well as friend's babies, so something to be said for having furniture built to order. if your looking for high-end things, i believe i remember Odds N Ends Furniture had some cribs at one point, but there prices are on the upper end of the scale.

As for cloth diapers/nappies - i brought mine from the states. i use pocket diaper covers and flat fold diapers because they're easy to wash (many people have someone doing laundry by hand, rather than washing machines) and they dry quickly. you can get the nappy part here at the supermarkets - last time i check it was about 70-90ksh, they're more of a terry cloth. i was not impressed with any of the covers i've found here, not very breathable. for disposables, the quality of diapers here, even pampers brand is not the same as in the states, yet the prices are significantly more expensive - so cloth is definitely a better option.

hope this helps! enjoy your packing - a packing tip, the large ziplock bags are great for packing kids clothes, you can squeeze out all the air and have extra space.

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Post  Admin on Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:35 pm

Hi! Just wrote a long reply to this query then my computer failed to post it! Grr

Just wanted to say, I got a cot/bed made by a local carpenter who just copied a photograph from a Mothercare catalogue. I bought the mattress here in Nairobi from Mothercare which is the same as the English one, but more expensive and slightly limited stock. In fact I based the cot around the mattress dimensions. It was all ages ago, my kids are older now, but the cost lasted all 3 perfectly!

I bought Cushies Nappies (cotton) from an expat who was leaving. These sort of things are worth bringing with you, as you need to remember that anything imported into Kenya is heavily taxed.

Also, don't forget to make full use of visiting family and friends who have a generous airline baggage allowance. We made everyone bring things for us, toys, nappies etc. mainly because back home there is more choice and they are cheaper.

best of luck

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Post  Nimmo on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:41 pm

Hallo,

You can purchase baby cribs in many stores here in Kenya in an affordable place.Also baby clothes are very affordable.Good fashion,am sure they will fit your taste.There are alot of stores that specify in baby clothes/stuffs only in the city.I hope this information will help you.
Fell free to ask any question.I have lived in Kenya all my life.

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Re: Baby furniture/cloth diapers in Nairobi

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Post  Annie on Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:10 am


SHENGDING WOOD is a China manufacturer specialized in producing Baby cot, baby cradle, high chair, change table, kids table, and chair, dinning table, out door furniture, etc, products export all over the world.
With our variety designs and series quality grade, we will be your best choice.
Pls visit our website: for more information.
Pls contact us at: annie@shengdingwood.com.
Thank you!

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Post  Annie on Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:11 am

SHENGDING WOOD is a China manufacturer specialized in producing Baby cot, baby cradle, high chair, change table, kids table, and chair, dinning table, out door furniture, etc, products export all over the world.
With our variety designs and series quality grade, we will be your best choice.
Pls visit our website: for more information.
Pls contact us at: annie@shengdingwood.com
Thank you!

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Post  Annie on Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:14 am

SHENGDING WOOD is a China manufacturer specialized in producing Baby cot, baby cradle, high chair, change table, kids table, and chair, dinning table, out door furniture, etc, products export all over the world.
With our variety designs and series quality grade, we will be your best choice.
Pls visit our website: for more information.
Pls contact us at: annie@shengdingwood.com
Thank you!


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