Money Saving Tips for New Parents
The rising cost of everyday essentials is adding financial stress to 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. Some brands will also offer free products when you buy. Such as a free car seat when you buy a pushchair. Ask the brands for their best offers. See some of the show offers available from our exhibitors here.
(2) Sign up for 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.
(3) Take advantage of sampling and freebies at the show
Some of the brands give away products at the show when you subscribe to their mailing list.
(4) 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. They are not only multi-tasking but also space-saving.
(5) 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. See The Nappy Den for more information at the show.
(6) Products that grow with your child
Think of investment pieces or products that have greater longevity. Multi-stage car seats and cribs that convert to cot beds and toddler beds (e.g. Gaia Baby’s Serena bed) can save £££s in
the long run. The popular Stokke® Tripp Trapp® Chair and Nomi® Chair are both suitable from birth for life, so you’ll get your money’s worth.
(7) 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 our Buggy Testing Track and put your questions to the brand experts.
(8) If you’re thinking of buying Tommee Tippee products
Check out our amazing value Tommee Tippee packages where you can choose one of their best-selling feeding or baby care items with two tickets to the show at great prices.
(9) Set your budget
What are the essentials you need for your baby? Car seat. Buggy. Somewhere safe for them to sleep. Carrier. Clothing. Baby care items. Put your budget together based on what you can afford and stick to it.
(10) Buy non-branded products
Save a fortune on branded nappies, wipes, baby care and baby food items by buying supermarkets' own brands such as Lidl’s Lupilu range. There is often no difference in the quality of these products, so you’ll be getting the same for less money.
See some of the products that we have on show.