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 and getting the best value for your money at The Baby Show with Lidl GB at Manchester Central 14-16 April 2023.
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