10 Budget Saving Tips when Buying For Baby


10 Budget Saving Tips when Buying For Baby

The rising cost of everyday essentials is adding financial stress to already struggling households. Add into the pot having a new baby and, well, something has to give.

Certain items are deemed baby essentials, then some products and services are nice-to-haves and also products that are more luxury items (but to some may also be considered essential).

Whether you’re looking to tick off your baby essentials shopping list or discover some more boutique items for your baby, you can save a fortune by shopping savvy at The Baby Show and getting the best value for your money.

Here are a few ways you can help to cut the costs of having a baby….

(1) Take advantage of all the amazing offers available at the show

Many brands will have savings on the RRP, bundle offers and best prices guaranteed on many essential items such as buggies, car seats and nursery furniture. Check out the special offers page on our website nearer to the show.

(2) Join rental schemes and clubs

Good for your pocket and good for the planet. Discover rental clubs like The Tot Loft, a totally new kind of platform where you can rent baby items, lend or sell.

(3) Sign up to parenting clubs

For freebies, samples as well as money-saving offers. Check out some of our partners – Your Baby Club, LIDL, Emma’s Diary and Bounty.

(4) See if any product review sites are looking for testers

To test drive and review their products, a great way to sample different products and in some cases, keep the products.

(5) Take advantage of sampling and freebies at the show

Some of the brands will be giving away free products when you subscribe to their mailing list at the show. 

(6) Buy multi-tasking products that work hard for your money

The Chicco Baby Hug, for instance, can be used as a crib, a raised recliner, a highchair and a table chair, to accompany you and your little one at each moment of the day. There’s also the Micralite Eat & Play 4-in-1, which transforms from a highchair to a chair and table in seconds.

(7) Using reusables instead of disposable nappies

Save money whilst looking out for the planet at the same time. Even swapping some disposables out for reusable cloth nappies or using reusable wipes will help, it doesn’t need to be all or nothing. Check at The Nappy Den at the show at Manchester Central=

(8) Products that grow with your child

Investment pieces or have great longevity. Think multi-stage car seats, and cribs that convert to cot beds and toddler beds (e.g. Gaia Babys’ Serena bed or the Stokke Sleepi crib).

(9) Do your research and try before you buy at the show to avoid costly mistakes

There’s always an element of risk when buying online (in terms of not being able to touch, see and feel the products). Nothing beats getting hands-on and testing products before you buy, especially when it comes to baby items, because we all want the best we can buy for our baby. Ask for product demos at the show, take buggies for a spin at the Buggy Testing Track where you can try buggies over different terrains and put your questions to the brand experts.

(10) Set your budget

Lastly, this may be an obvious one, but set your budget as soon as you can, write a breakdown of all the products you need to include within the budget and stick to it. It’s easy to get carried away with buying for baby and overspend as we all want the best for our babies!

Haven’t brought a ticket yet to the Show? Take advantage of our Spring Saver offer 

Happy Shopping!  

Book Your Tickets to The Baby Show Manchester Central, 14-16 April 2023!

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