OUR bundles of joy come with bundles of costs, as any new parent will tell you.
The expenses associated with having a baby — including pram, cot, car seat, clothes, nappies, furniture and feeding equipment — can soon mount up.
Our bundles of joy come with bundles of costs, follow these tips to save on baby essentials . . .Credit: Getty
But there are lots of simple ways to cut costs. Follow these tips to save on baby essentials . . .
DON’T GO GAGA OVER THE ACCESSORIES: Resist the temptation to furnish your nursery with expensive brands. Ikea is selling the Gulliver white changing table for £65. Better still, check out second-hand sites such as Gumtree, eBay and Preloved. A quick search on Gumtree revealed the same table for just £15.
PRE-LOVED IS PERFECT: Make big savings on clothes by visiting charity shops or buying bundles via sites such as Facebook Marketplace. When my two were babies, I loved shopping for bargains at Fara Kids charity shops.
BUM DEAL: Check out the Bum Deal app to see which retailers have offers on nappies. A quick search revealed Asda is doing a two-for-£16 deal on Pampers new baby size one nappies, normally priced at £10 per jumbo pack of 80.
Save: £4 when buying two packs
JOIN A PARENTING CLUB: Brands including Bounty, Emma’s Diary and Boots have their own parenting clubs with special offers. With the Newborn Pack from Bounty, you get lots of free samples and money-off vouchers. To get access to the Boots Parenting Club you need an Advantage Card. Membership will give you eight points per £1 spend, as well as a free Aveeno baby daily care hair & body wash, normally £7.99
SLEEP DREAMS: If you are struggling with sleep deprivation, sign up to the infant sleeping courses by Aldi’s Mamia in partnership with Just Chill Baby Sleep. An online course starts from £27.
- Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals subject to availability.
Treat yourself to the Wilde Chardonnay from the Tempus Two series and save £3 at Sainsbury’sCredit: Sainsburys
UNWIND with a glass of Wilde Chardonnay from the Tempus Two series. A bottle is now £12 at Sainsbury’s, down from £15.
Enjoy a Dr. Oetker mozzarella pizza for 75p less with the Tesco clubcardCredit: Tesco
TESCO is doing a Clubcard deal on Dr. Oetker mozzarella pizza. Tuck in for just £1.75, down from £2.50.
Why spend £5.95 at WH Smith on this Sass & Belle peacock-themed bauble…Credit: WH Smith
…when you can get a similar version at Wilko for just £4 and save £1.95Credit: Wilko
ADD a bit of luxury to your Christmas tree with the Sass & Belle peacock-themed bauble, for £5.95 at WH Smith. Or swap it for Wilko’s eye-catching version, costing just £4.
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Save 40p on the Kids Stuff Crazy Foaming Soap at BootsCredit: Boots
PUT the fun back into bathtime with this Kids Stuff Crazy Foaming Soap (225ml). Now £1.60, down from £2, at Boots.
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