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Bargain baby thread

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Following on from the brilliant Christmas bargain threads, is there anything similar for baby stuff? I was thinking somewhere we could share info on where we have had a special deal or bargain that may help others. Maybe a certain shop with nappies on offer, a sale on high chairs etc. Is there a need?

TwoCatsAndABabyBump Fri 11-Jan-13 20:20:48

I would appreciate it. Trying to keep to a tight budget for baby number one.

Asda baby club sent me a leaflet today that their baby event starts on the 17th jan online and I think the 21st in store.

sundaesundae Fri 11-Jan-13 20:22:39

http://www.adenandanais.co.uk/shop/musy.aspx -these look lovely but are pricey, so I have bought very similar ones from Sainsbury for a third of the cost!

FirstTimeForEverything Fri 11-Jan-13 20:24:14

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sundaesundae Fri 11-Jan-13 20:27:16

amazon family is great, send me lots of vouchers codes, I signed up and paid for the prime and they have sent me lots of money off vouchers too, I got a full closer to nature tommee tippee starter set for £16. Definitely worth signing up to. Bounty emails are good too, lots of offers.

cupcake78 Fri 11-Jan-13 20:44:58

How often do the supermarkets do baby events? I'm due in June thinkits a bit early to buy some things but don't want to miss a bargain.

PinglePongle Fri 11-Jan-13 21:00:39

Moses basket £18.99 - only 2 left though so be quick

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SLEEPY-TEDDY-BABY-MOSES-BASKET-/330844769665?pt=UK_Baby_Nursery_Cradles_GL&hash=item4d07e28d81

JollyToddles Fri 11-Jan-13 21:01:48

Both Tesco and Sainsburys sell cheap white babygros and vests smile

PinglePongle Fri 11-Jan-13 21:02:22

Hello Kitty baby sleeping bags £4.99

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Babies-R-Us/Clothing/Sleeping-Bags/Hello-Kitty-Sleeping-Bag-25-tog-06-months(0088158)?searchPosition=8

rainand Fri 11-Jan-13 21:11:15

PinglePongle, thanks so much! They've got them in the [[ http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=1500002951&langId=110&productId=596634 argos store]] too at that price, I've just reserved one from my local argos, and I'm so chuffed! smile

rainand Fri 11-Jan-13 21:14:09

My local TKMaxx has the Aden and Anais muslim swaddles for just £16 or £18, original price is £44.95 on the website: http://www.adenandanais.co.uk/shop/itemdisplay.aspx?ID=19&SKU=2024

Don't spend more than a pound a pack on baby wipes! a shop will always be selling PAmpers, Johnsons or Huggies wipes for £1.

I have the aden an anais giant muslins for swaddling and they have been well used. Found out a month ago that TK MAxx sell them cheap!

Will keep my eyes peeled

ooh xpost!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Fri 11-Jan-13 21:16:19

Does anyone know when the tesco baby event is happening?

Oodhousekeeping Fri 11-Jan-13 21:18:22

Buy wipes in packs of 8/12 much cheaper. Supermarket own ones are fine. Though we just used cotton wool for first year.

rainand Fri 11-Jan-13 21:19:21

Which brand of wipes would you folks recommend?

ladymia Fri 11-Jan-13 21:21:00

Asda has a baby event that starts on the 17th of Jan, i got a pamphlet in the mail today.

Oodhousekeeping Fri 11-Jan-13 21:21:34

Tesco/asda own brand unscented is what we usually buy. Don't like higgies

rainand Fri 11-Jan-13 21:24:20

What does a baby event mean?

rainand Fri 11-Jan-13 21:25:15

Oddhousekeeping, thanks, what's the benefit of unscented? Is it chemical free?

ladymia Fri 11-Jan-13 21:27:50

like a sale smile

GreatSoprendo Fri 11-Jan-13 21:30:38

I got he Asda leaflet today too - looks like some good deals.

There were some good bargains in TK Maxx last weekend who seemed to have a lot of new baby stock in - thread here

Tescos baby event is on now till the 11th of feb if I remember correctly.

I don't like Huggies wipes either and I've stuck with pampers sensitive when I can get them for less than £1 a pack. I stock up when anyone's selling the 12 pack for £10

I dont like Huggies either. I like Johnsons. I also never did cotton wool blush

Blending Fri 11-Jan-13 21:39:30

Home and Bargains have loads in store, and a few bits cheap on line.

For example Pampers baby wipes 99p, The Tommee Tippee Anti-Colic Bottle Feeding Starter Kit £12.99

In store I get sudocreme,calpol etc alot cheaper than the supermarket.

Home Bargains clicky here

My local POundland has single pairs of Trumpettes socks in. Their stacking cups are also dds favourite toy.

LaurenCaddy Fri 11-Jan-13 21:48:17

Waterwipes are amazing, there cheaper on amazon than NCT website. I can't use cotton wool, massive phobia, so waterwipes are perfect for a newborn bum, definitely look them up!

Kiddicare is epic. I got a white cotbed with foam mattress, free next day delivery £117.99 < I think that is pretty damn awesomes.

Amazon in general can be really good.

Asda baby event is fab.

Oodhousekeeping Fri 11-Jan-13 22:01:31

rainand I can't stand the smell!

JollyToddles Fri 11-Jan-13 22:02:43

I don't like huggies or pampers wipes. Tesco unscented are my faves followed by Morrison's or Asda.

Creamtea1 Fri 11-Jan-13 22:07:39

Another vote for home bargains. Huggies newborn extra soft nappies 96 for £10.
blush I like Huggies pure wipes
Can I still stay?

rainand Fri 11-Jan-13 22:39:38

I suspect waterwipes are the purest and best. Are they on sale anywhere?

LaurenCaddy Fri 11-Jan-13 22:46:06

WaterWipes Baby Wipes 240 Wipes | 4 Packs of 60 Baby Wipes by DermaH2O = £8.99
WaterWipes 720 Baby Wipes | 12 Packs of 60 Baby Wipes by DermaH2O = £25.01
Both Amazon

NCt, they're £2.49 each.

Works out cheaper buying bulk smile

Blending Fri 11-Jan-13 22:56:43

The Lidl wipes are actually my personal favourite, large, very moist, strong and only lightly scented and 79p a pack! The nappys are good there too, but only for size 3 and up, so not newborn.

LaurenCaddy Fri 11-Jan-13 22:59:23

Plus, highly recommend http://www.quidco.com

So i spent £117.99 on Kiddicare but through this website i got 7% cashback and i got £7.18 back, straight to my card. So a cotbed and mattress for £102.60 :D

Each day different companies have different rates of cashback, so atm Next is 2%, GAP is 12% (!!!!) only for the next 2 days tho, Asos 3% cashback,

Basically there's loads of big companies on there, so save extra using that :D

Wow this thread has grown loads. Thanks everyone! thanks
I'm now on the hunt for bargains to return the favour.

From experience, when the supermarkets come to the end of their baby events, thy reduce their non standard stocks even further, not nappies and wipes as they just go back to normal price, but asda I have noticed always have tommy tippee stuff reduced further at the end of the sale. If you're not desperate for stuff then def try an wait til then
alternatively keep any receipts in case stuff gets reduced then buy again and return the original blush

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 12-Jan-13 09:46:41

Amazon subscribe and save is great and often works out cheaper for nappies and wipes, sometimes 12 packs of huggies/pampers are £8-9.

TwitchyTail Sat 12-Jan-13 09:48:24

Argos has some really discounted moses baskets at the moment.

DeathMetalMum Sat 12-Jan-13 11:57:52

Boots are always worth looking at for larger items they have a large collection online. I got my stroller for dd from their for less than half price (was £189 got it for £89)

FirstTimeForEverything Sat 12-Jan-13 12:33:27

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The asda baby event is online from 17th but in store from 21st.
Not sure why the online starts so much earlier?

JollyToddles Sat 12-Jan-13 13:52:18

Sports Direct are selling off lots of JJB stock and have things like Lonsdale yoga pants for £5.99. If you are looking for things to slob about in post-birth then there might be worth a look.

FirstTimeForEverything Sat 12-Jan-13 14:17:03

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enjay0811 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:54:45

I regularly check the ukhotdeals website for deals posted in kids section. Got an app for it. Always lots of bargains recommended...got a pack of 6 huge muslins for 6 quid delivered the other day, via Amazon.

Tweet2tweet Sat 12-Jan-13 21:09:32

Just bought cossatto wardrobe and cotbed set from kiddisave for £299 down from £700.

Home bargains have Moses baskets for £12.99 in store at moment and various Tomee Tippee toys for £1.99

Aldi do best wipes (unscented) and nappies IMO. They've won various awards and one of the cheapest. At the last baby event it was something like 80 nappies for £7.50

rainand Sat 12-Jan-13 21:23:04

Tweet2tweet, is the moses basket at that price with the stand??

KelleStar Sat 12-Jan-13 21:29:32

Lanisinoh disposable breast pads are pretty awesome. Saw them in sainsbo's with a 1/3 off and bought a box in preparation, last time it took me forever to find them, I had fountains so they worked for me.

I am an aldi wipe and nappy convert after doing a MN test with DD 2 years ago. She's two and i still buy them for her, good fit, no chemical smell and great wipes for 79p. Aldi is a fair old trek for me, so stock up every month or so, it's worth the trip for me.

Grobags were in TK Maxx for £18 the official brand ones, great price.

Agree with the boots sale/discount shelves, picked a branded travel grobag up for £8 recently. Also got our recent car seat from them, they were the cheapest price, and got tons of points with baby club offers and other things, it was also on 3 for 2 mix and match with other pricey items. Was worth the saving.

Debenhams blue cross sale is coming soon for lingerie. I went last year to be fitted after finishing breast feeding DD and was picking up panache bras for £4-8 it was amazingly cheap, I think I only planned on two new bras and came out with 10 for the same price. They also had lots of nursing bras as well, I plan on getting some new nursing bras next time their sale starts. Though will admit that I am small of back and big of cup, so think they are sizes that aren't as popular in some shades, but I love bright bras, makes me happy knowing I've got something wild underneath smile

Hemlet Sat 12-Jan-13 21:34:05

Great car seat half price in argos £39.99

http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/9011007.htm

Hemlet Sat 12-Jan-13 21:34:23

kellestar do you know when the lingerie sale at debenhams starts? I really need to get done new bras!

FirstTimeForEverything Sat 12-Jan-13 23:05:15

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haloflo Sun 13-Jan-13 14:15:39

I just spotted maternity pads on the sainsburys site for 65p, I used boots last time but might get these instead.

I will order that kiddicare cot bed today - I have been meaning to all week! Good tip about quidco.

Also Moses baskets - I'm borrowing mine. They are used so little that if you know the person they come from they are likely to be spotless.

Don't forget to sign up to boots parenting club. Free changing bag and 10 points per pound spent on baby products.

haloflo Sun 13-Jan-13 14:16:41

Oh and tx maxx are good for branded grobags, always less than £20.

FairyJen Sun 13-Jan-13 14:23:06

As an alternative I've started using a cah back site calle kidsave. It's a cash back site but the money goes into a pot for your dc. You can link your card to it so can get cash back even if your not shopping online and also you can sign family up to it. Now whenever my mum does her big food shop my dc get cash back for it!

Does anyone find Costco or similar cheaper for bulk nappies etc? Or are supermarkets on special offer better?

Dogsmom Sun 13-Jan-13 15:05:45

Sainsburys have currently got 1/3 of the whole baby range from bathing/nappies/dummies/tommy tippee stuff/food/formula etc

In the clothes section they've also reduced last seasons vests/sleepsuits/babygrows to £4 from £8 and have bought out a lot of last summers clothes and put those in the sale too.

FirstTimeForEverything Sun 13-Jan-13 16:03:15

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comeonbishbosh Sun 13-Jan-13 16:37:42

My serious best tip is not to buy much at all... people are so generous passing stuff on. Our DD is 3 years old and we have hardly bought her any clothes the whole time, and most items even cots / pushchair / moses basket beds have been passed onto us (and we'll look forward to passing them on to others when DC2 has grown out of them). At least don't buy these things too early on, as people will only think to offer when they clock that you are well pregnant! A few extras were mainly bought on ebay or charity shops and jumble sales and there's a few good quality second hand baby stuff shops locally as well.

It may not be the route you want to go down, but using reusable nappies and wipes have saved us a lot of money (even accounting for extra use of the washing machine), and have decent resale value (though since ours will do 2 DC they may be a bit knackered by the end!). It's perfectly possible to use reusable wipes (which can go in the normal wash with the occasional blast of a wash at 60) even if you're not doing nappies that way. Check out the nappy board for lots of info.

So, I really bought very very little for DD... the cost involved was mainly having lots of nice trips to cafes while on mat leave! Oh, and breast pads. Buy the best you can afford (Laoinosh!).

Good luck!

KelleStar Sun 13-Jan-13 16:48:11

mincepies Debenhams blue cross sale is on at the moment, found that the range in store is better and has bigger discounts than the website. Saw some Freya and Panache for £7 today that caught my eye, but no point buying new normal bras knowing my size will change again.

It's a bit too early for nursing bras for me, I've gone up 2 cup sizes already, but they haven't finished. They usually have a spring one after valentines day, bit closer to my april due date.

HalleLouja Sun 13-Jan-13 17:10:55

Sign up to your local freecycle. You will be amazed what people give away. I have given away loads too so don't feel too guilty getting things from there too.

I use reusable nappies too. I got loads second hand and money from they council so they haven't cost too much apart from the lovely ruffly nappy I had made. The wipes are much better than disposable ones. If you look at Cheeky Wipes they do a kit that you can use even if you never use the nappies you can wash them in your normal wash. They often do money off.

Try your local NCT sale as you can get second hand things in good condition.

littlecupcake Sun 13-Jan-13 18:50:07

Dorothy Perkins have got a few skinny jeans and leggings on their site massively reduced in their sale. Only size six left, thought someone petite might appreciate them!

Mamas and papas and next also have mat clothes in sale. Loads in size 6 and 20 but some in between if you look

LaurenCaddy Sun 13-Jan-13 19:24:43

As much as everyone hates Bounty for the lovely women that harrass you in hospital, there Offers page is fairly good.

Currently:

Hauck Rocky Deluxe Bouncer
Mickey Blue or Pooh Red
RRP £49.99 Discount to RRP 52% Offer Price £23.95 (until 14th January only)

Promo codes: bol20 - for Winnie The Pooh red
bol25 - for Mickey Mouse blue

at: http://www.preciouslittleone.com/hauck/&filt=1901-/9991574750/

Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System
Includes Footmuff, Changing Bag & Raincover
RRP £449.95 Discount to RRP 53% Offer Price £209.95 (from 11am 14 January til 17th January- Only 40 avaliable)

http://www.online4baby.com/for-baby/600/Graco-Quattro-Tour-Deluxe-Travel-System---Chrome-Black

CosyDream’s U-Shaped Body Pillow
RRP £39.99 Discount to RRP 50% Offer Price £19.95 (from 11am 14 January til 21st January)

http://www.cosydreams.com/pillows/pregnancy-pillows/u-shape-pregnancy-pillow.html

rainand Mon 14-Jan-13 11:15:26

^

Are the Bounty offers for real? I tried for the CosyDreams pillow 5-10 min since the promotion started and its not accepting the code, meaning 200 of the pillows have been sold out in 5 min?!! Really??

LaurenCaddy Mon 14-Jan-13 15:47:34

I've been trying as well. In the past i have had a few things from there, but that one doesn't want to work for me either sad

LaurenCaddy Mon 14-Jan-13 15:49:05

Ooo just tried no need for codes or nothing its down to £20.00 automatically just add to basket and checkout!

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 14-Jan-13 15:51:43

A friend has recommended I get my nappies from Aldi :-)

LaurenCaddy Mon 14-Jan-13 18:51:41

Tesco Baby Event - half price ellas kitchen first stage pouches. Half price Plum stage 3. Half price Tommee Tippee breast pumps manual and electric. Half price Tommee Tippee bottles. Half price Tommee tippee microwave steriliser. Half price Avent steam steriliser. Half price johnsons bath products. 1/3 off huggies and pampers economy packs. 89p johnsons wipes. Half price 6 pack of pampers wipes from £9.99 to £4.98! Half price huggies night time pullups. 2 for £2 tesco baby bath products. Huggies pure wipes 9 pack down to £6.29. Event on until 11th February.

Boots Baby Event - Tommee Tippee steriliser £34. Joshnsons wipes 89p.
SMA follow on milk and toddler milk £7 a tin. 10 for £6 stage 2 baby jars. 10 for £5 stage 1 baby jars. Half price Avent steriliser. Buy 1 get 2nd half price on mini mode clothes. Half price huggies night time pullups. £7.50 huggies economy pack. £8 pampers economy pack.

Nicky1306 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:35:37

Great thread! I recently got a tommee tippee electric breast pump in Tesco for £50.00 which is pretty much half price so I was happy with that grin x

SilverSixpence Tue 15-Jan-13 12:47:16

Just thought I'd add that www.amoralia.com Amoralia are having a sale at the moment, bought some really comfortable nursing bras at 60% off! Also tankinis, PJs etc

Msbluesky32 Tue 15-Jan-13 17:19:54

Boots have 1/3 Lanisoh nipple cream, £6.65 instead of £9.95

rainand Wed 16-Jan-13 12:08:46

Bio Oil - buy one get one free at Boots:

http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?Ntt=Buy+1+get+1+free&storeId=10052&promoName=Buy+1+get+1+free&st=specificPromo&N=4294944914&Ne=13&Rpp=60&langId=-1&Nr=AND%28DIM_BASIC_RECORD_TYPE_ID%3aIS_PURE_PRODUCT%2cDIM_PARENT_PRODUCT_ID%3aIS_PARENT%2cDIM_PROMOTION_AVAILABLE_FLAG%3a1%29&catalogId=11051&Ntk=PROMOTION&Ntx=mode%2bmatchall

elizaregina Wed 16-Jan-13 21:12:20

another aldi wipe and nappy convert here too - love em.

also tk maxx fan.

picked up fab qulaity mamas and papas moses basket and stand and extras - all looked brand new for £10 at a baby market - also a host of beautiful baby clothes and toys - very good makes/quality for pennies.../car boot sales..

some of its pants - some of it is nice but way over priced them sometimes you get that one person, selling wonderful stuff - for nothing smile bliss..

Mothercare have the sangenic nappy bin on special offer, half price with no cassettes, and the box of 3 cassettes are i think save £3. It still works out cheaper to but the set including 6 cassettes from John Lewis so it shows to look around.
However we have just had a kiddicare open up next door to our mothercare and I've noticed a big sign go up in mothercare saying they will price match JL, Kiddicare and a few other stores. Not sure if they have always done that but good to know

sundaesundae Thu 17-Jan-13 09:27:14

A lot of the supermarket baby events aren't that good value, I price checked against Amazon and Costco (have to be a member) and very few things came out better. I did buy the Lanisoh stuff in Boots, as that seemed good value compared to other places and I had a voucher for extra points if I spent x amount.

Amazon is looking pretty good for some things, especially if you can get it on free delivery. Just bought a sangenic nappy bin for around £10 cheaper than every where else.
Nappies etc look good value too

sundaesundae Thu 17-Jan-13 17:44:29

I also use a firefox add on called "invisible hand" if you look at something it will pop up if it is cheaper on another site, very useful.

LaurenCaddy Thu 17-Jan-13 18:55:17

I got my Sangenic Nappy Bin from Babies R Us also £10 with a few free of the refills thrown in. But defo agree Amazon is brilliant for alot of things.

Invisible hand sounds good will have to look into that one. Thanks sundae

KelleStar Wed 30-Jan-13 18:36:38

Boots have a Baby Event on at the moment, some good offers, plus advantage points 10/£1 spend.

KelleStar Wed 30-Jan-13 18:40:32

here forget to add the link smile

TwitchyTail Wed 30-Jan-13 19:02:16

Anyone looking for cheap post-birth pants - £2.50 for 4 full briefs, all cotton, in black - thanks Tesco:

www.clothingattesco.com/full-brief/f+f-4-pair-pack-of-full-briefs/invt/ca222344/

AbbyCat Wed 30-Jan-13 19:02:41

From what I've worked out the asda baby event seems to be cheapest place for pampers (Costco prices are comparable to amazon for pampers)- anyone found cheaper for pampers??

rainand Wed 13-Feb-13 18:35:30

Thought I'd revive this great thread! smile

OooShiney Fri 01-Mar-13 13:32:18

Also seem to have some good offers.

Today I bought a cotton cellular blanket for £2.49.

4 pack of their wet wipes for £2.49, usually 79p a pack.

A jumbo box of nappies, for £7.49. These were in DD's size, 4 but did see other sizes.

They also had fleece blankets and Muslins. I didn't check the prices on those.

It's a trek for us, but usually pop in for their nappies and wipes as they 'be been good value but also good quality.

MiaowTheCat Fri 01-Mar-13 13:53:29

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/offers_week09Thursday13.htm

Still had it on my clipboard from pasting it for somewhere else - ignore the random meat in the middle and the random bottle of wine at the bottom and there's all the Aldi weekly offers from their "utterly random shit" aisle that's baby stuff this week.

OooShiney Fri 01-Mar-13 14:16:15

Didn't even see the spellcheck monkeys had been at work. smile

curlyclaz13 Sun 03-Mar-13 14:16:25

thanks for the aldi tip ! 2 x packs of muslins, a blanket and some baby wipes purchased. tk maxx for large muslins and face cloth type things today.
Sainsburys had naty nappies with 1/3 off this week but not sure how long that is on for.

MyDarlingClementine Sun 03-Mar-13 15:28:30

Aldi nappies are fab and sooo cheap.

Fluffeh Mon 04-Mar-13 07:23:08

Home bargains have a pack of 5 muslins for £3.99.

Does anyone know when the Aldi baby event ends? Is it just when stock goes or do they get more stocks in? Didn't know if it was worth making the trip today

KatAndKit Mon 04-Mar-13 09:05:59

just buy less stuff if you want to save money. Honestly, a lot of these "events" just want to sell you more stuff you don't really need. I would not stockpile nappies if you are still pregnant. Different brands seem to fit different babies better than others so wait and see what you get on best with. I got on best with Huggies at the very beginning but now am using Tescos. Nappies are very very often on a bulk buy offer so there is no need to stockpile now. Same with wipes. These offers are pretty much always on in one supermarket or the other. Aldi nappies and wipes are good as others have mentioned.
TKMaxx is good for grobags but still not as cheap as supermarket sleeping bags. I got a nice grobag from IKEA in fact. IKEA have quite a few nice baby things. The Antilop highchair plus tray is only £16 and is brilliant. You can pick up a change table there for £25 if you want one.
Supermarket baby clothes are usually very good value for money. If you want to avoid pointless spending just dress your baby in vest plus sleepsuit all the time for the first six months. It's much more comfy for them and you will get given loads of outfits anyway which you can use for dressing them up to go and visit granny. Sleepsuits are on sale in all the supermarkets in multipacks.
Don't stockpile breastpads. I have a massive stash but I only needed them for the first month and then the random leaking calmed down. Obviously I can keep them in case there is a next time, but I'd say don't buy hundreds. Do get good ones though (lansinoh) as the supermarket own brands are useless. On the other hand you will get through plenty of maternity pads and you can always use them as sanitary towels for night if you end up with some leftover. The cheapo ones are fine, they do the job, but I did actually appreciate the mothercare ones as they had wings.

Don't buy everything brand new. A moses basket doesn't last long - buy second hand or borrow. you can get a new mattress for a tenner on ebay.

When you are pregnant for the first time your hormones make you want to buy up half of mothercare. perfectly normal nesting instinct but you won't need 25 bottles or 50 different baby toys

ButteryJam Mon 04-Mar-13 12:20:33

Mothercare have got 20% off when you spend £100 or more. Don't forget cash back too.

I managed to get a white cot and mattress for less than £90 - really pleased! smile

Now wondering whether its worth buying a changing unit for £50?

ButteryJam Mon 04-Mar-13 12:21:18

KatAndKit, thanks, some good advice there smile

Buttery I bought my cot in Feb when they had the 15% off on nursery furniture so was gutted to see its now 20%. They have been fab though and refunded me the extra 5% as only just received it and still within 28 days so I could have returned it if I wanted to smile

FirstTimeForEverything Mon 04-Mar-13 15:17:50

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Fluffeh Mon 04-Mar-13 15:58:20

Just been to Tesco and most of their vests and sleep suit Multi packs are reduced. Picked up 5 pink vests for £3, 3 pink sleep suits for £4 and a pack of unisex vests for £3 too!

KatAndKit Mon 04-Mar-13 17:06:20

buttery in general it is not worth buying a changing unit at all. I got one because I liked it but at 10 months it is no longer safe to put DS on it any more. To save your back in the beginning you could just put a changing mat on top of a chest of drawers. My changing unit is getting turned into a toy shelf unit now it is no use for changing any more.

KelleStar Mon 04-Mar-13 17:46:34

I picked my change table up second hand off eBay. It's the ikea collapsible one, normally about £50 and was 99p on local collection. It is easy to flatten and shove out the way when guests arrive. I kept hold of it from DD, as it was really handy for the first few months. Generally changed her on my lap and still do now. DC2 will be treated no differently. So like katandkit recommend checking eBay for some of the bigger items, you can save searches especially local. I've saved tons this way. DD's cot is a hand-me-down, 15 years old but a brand new mattress was purchased, funnily it's still available in store.

I am an Aldi nappy fan, it took a while of trying others, but because the aldi is quite a trek i'd never really tried them before. Then a MN product test converted me. the wipes too. They are cheap anyway, but I have stashed up for DD's nappies and a few for DC2. I have the space so it isn't the end of the world for me.

KatAndKit Mon 04-Mar-13 17:54:17

When your baby gets a bit older, jumperoos are great to get off ebay. They are £££ new but about half the price or less on ebay and they keep their value well so you ought to get back more or less what you pay for it when you are done with it 6 months later.

ButteryJam Mon 04-Mar-13 18:40:14

Fluffeh, Thanks! I need to go to Tesco ...

I've been looking on ebay and gumtree for changing tables but they are all locally going at at least £20/£30, and I could just get a new one from IKEA for that price!

ButteryJam Tue 05-Mar-13 20:24:36

Picked up Feme Pads from mothercare, down from £19.99 to £5.99 and guaze covers for £2.69 (from £8.99) smile

KelleStar Wed 06-Mar-13 13:32:20

I bought the femme pads and breast pads in MC this morning £4.49 each in our branch!

The breast pads were really good last time when I had done real discomfort with a blocked duct.

ButteryJam Wed 06-Mar-13 16:51:17

KelleStar, didn't see the breast pads, but are they ones that you put in the fridge too?

KelleStar Wed 06-Mar-13 17:11:52

Yup, only a few packets left. Last time used it both ways, warmed in hot water and cooled in fridge. Was heaven. DD thought they'd make good teething rings... So they sprung a leak. smile

jimblejambles Thu 07-Mar-13 10:54:20

Superdrug are selling Johnson baby wipes for 88p a packet. smile

Mothercare have special offers on nursery furniture bundles. Also 20% off when use code XRJV

ButteryJam Sun 10-Mar-13 19:37:19

Johnson's Nursing Pads are down to £1.50 in Asda: http://direct.asda.com/Johnson's-Baby-Nursing-Pads---30-Contour-Pads/002634977,default,pd.html

Sainsburys have 1/3 off loads of baby and pregnancy toiletries from nappies, to breast pads, cotton wool, calpol etc. not sure when it ends.

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