There are plenty of large supermarkets and department stores where you will be able to buy everything you need for your baby or toddler in both the city and county. popular brands of powdered formula include Aptamil, SMA, Hipp Organic and Cow and Gate. Larger supermarkets and pharmacies will sell pre-made formula and hungry milk. All shops will sell fresh cows milk and dairy products in Ireland are of a very high quality.
Baby food brands include; Ella’s Kitchen, Heinz, Cow & Gate and Hipp Organic. You will be able to buy food in both pouches and jars. You will also be able to find baby rice, porridge, cereals, crackers, fruit and oat bars, yogurts and corn based organic snacks.
Most restaurants will be able to prepare a baby bowl for your child which generally consists of mashed potato, vegetables and gravy. Most restaurants will also offer a kids menu or half portions for older toddlers.
There are also plenty of changing facilities in the city. If you will be travelling around the county it is useful to have a fold away changing mat with you.
Almost all restaurants will offer a high chair also.
There are plenty of playgrounds around the city and county also and for a list of the best toddler friendly playgrounds County Cork see My Kids Time.
There is a large Tesco in Paul Street and Dunnes Stores is located on Patrick Street and North Main Street. There is also a Supervalue and a Boots Pharmacy in Merchants Quay and another Boots Chemist in Emmet Place. You will be able to buy formula, food, soothers, bottles, wipes, nappies, sterilizer tablets and bath products here.
Boots in Emmet Place also offers changing facilities (upstairs) and free wipes and nappies for infants. Boots also has travel sterilizer bags, microwave sterilizer bags and tablets along with medication and almost any other essentials that you will need such as clothes, strollers and other baby equipment.
Mahon Point, Wilton Shopping Centre, Douglas Shopping Centre, Douglas Court, Bishopstown Court and Blackpool Shopping Centre are all located in the suburbs and offer changing facilities. You will be able to find all of your essentials here also.
Most larger towns will have large supermarkets such as Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Supervalu, Lidl and Aldi and smaller shops will also sell formula, food, nappies, wipes and other essentials for babies and toddlers.