Advice on baby gear from people who know

January 30 2014

AN ONLINE community has been set up by a Redland resident to support parents with baby product ideas.

AN ONLINE community has been set up by a Redland resident to support parents with baby product ideas.
Angelique Tonge created OCCObaby to allow mums and dads to share recommended products, and receive discounts on popular items.
Parents can create a 'to-get' list, view other parent recommendations, and save money on a range of baby products through co-buying.
The website has received almost 400 product recommendations.
"I brought a lot of stuff during my first pregnancy - things which I didn't even need," said Angelique. "I remember buying a pram just because it was in the sale, and I didn't even end up using it."
However, when Angelique was pregnant with her second child, her friends created lists of products which she should buy. This gave her the idea to create OCCObaby.
She said: "I wanted to connect other mums to good products, giving them the leg-up and confidence when it comes to buying baby items.
"OCCObaby is about bringing parents together, and listing product ideas from one knowledgeable parent to another."
If a group of mums are wanting to purchase the same product, OCCObaby can negotiate group discounts direct with the supplier. Parents can also put forward products which are still yet to be made.
Angelique, who is originally from South Africa, hopes to develop the services which OCCObaby already provides. She wishes to expand in co-operative buying, and help women who want to introduce products into the baby market.
The mum-of-two is also looking to provide job opportunities for parents in the future, so they are able to work around caring for their children.