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Buying baby stuff online

16 replies

Swizzler · 19/06/2006 13:08

After trekking round the shops to buy maternity clothes, I'm determined to get everything else online (esp as we don't have a car). Does anyone have any recommendations for general baby stuff? Besides the big stuff like the pram, moses basket etc. where can I get the following:

muslin sqaures
breast pads/nipple shields/other bfing stuff
maternity pads
vests and babygros
fleecy thing for baby to lie on

and any other basic baby stuff? Are there any bargains out there? BTW this is our first baby, so we need all the basics.

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Tutter · 19/06/2006 13:10

have a look at

should keep you amused for a few hours Wink Grin

i got loads of stuff from them and was always happy with service, speed of delivery etc.

LucyJones · 19/06/2006 13:10

babies r us
John Lewis

Munz · 19/06/2006 13:11

babies r us I found to be excellent and obviously mothercare.

intergalacticwalrus · 19/06/2006 13:12

I really rate And they do FREE delivery! They are also v quick.

grumpyfrumpy · 19/06/2006 13:14

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Tutter · 19/06/2006 13:15

kiddicare does the everyday items too. ridiculously cheap. i bought a pack of 200 nappy sacks - or so i thought. when the delivery arrived i realised i'd ordered a huge pack containing 10 packs of 200 nappy sacks Grin Grin - have been doling them out to friends ever since...

YellowFeathers · 19/06/2006 13:17

Another vote for Kiddicare. Quick and well priced.

Mothercare, sell everything you want but I found that alot of their things are out of stock which is most annoying.

Vertbaudet do some bits too and you can always get a discount code for them.

Carameli · 19/06/2006 13:25

another vote for Kiddicare, have used them for lots of things and always found the service to be excellent. Grin

zenjy1 · 19/06/2006 16:14

John Lewis are great if you just phone the stores. That way you can tell them what you want, they'll find the stock numbers for you, and put in an order (even if they've only got it in another store). It's faster than online and there's a better selection (and they're not particularly good at charging for p&p).

Boots are good for stuff like nappies, breast pads, breastfeeding stuff, maternity pads - do a big order with everything in it or the p&p starts to mount up.

If you're splashing green baby do really nice fleece things but their stock control is a bit iffy so you might be better phoning that doing stuff online.

Do not, under any circumstances use two left feet. They look cheap when you're searching for stuff online but their customer service is non-existent and they've consistently cocked up any order I've ever made with them.

Oh, and if you're looking for a shawl there are some people up in shetland who still hand-knit them - they're beautiful but you might want to drop some heavy hints for a gift as they're seriously expensive. (

Enjoy your shopping!

purpleturtle · 19/06/2006 16:19

Tesco are now selling maternity pads - 99p for 10, & disposable knickers. Didn't look this morning, but would imagine that you can get breast pads there too. Also don't know if they've got them online. Sorry. 32 weeks pg, brain turned to mush.

Munz · 19/06/2006 18:58

pt - tesco pads are fab as are the boots one, but don't recommend the tesco boob pads (althou I leaked loads but found em uncomfortable)

Medulla · 19/06/2006 19:08

I've used all of these
Blooming Marvellous
little green earthlets
green baby
and yes kiddicare are great

Swizzler · 20/06/2006 12:41

Just had a look at the Shetland shawls - lovely things. May drop a few hints!

Thanks for the other suggestions. I didn't realise Kiddicare did the small stuff as well - will have a good look at the site. I'm saving up Boots points as well, so can get stuff from there later on.

Thanks again!

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cuddlemonster · 20/06/2006 20:26

If you are looking for something a bit different and want to recommend a site for your relatives and friends I got stuff from Not Just Pink and They do basics as well as other stuff and gift stuff.
Best of luck with everything! :)

Beauregard · 20/06/2006 20:28

Perfectly Happy People do some good stuff.

twickersmum · 20/06/2006 20:29

Mamatoto is fantastic. They are not online yet but you can get a free catalogue by calling 0845 3707970 and they will deliver to your door.
They have a bundle which includes all the basics at a good discount.

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