Baby Savings!

Baby Savings!

Baby SavingsHaving a baby doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The good news is that you’re not the first person ever to have a baby, and so that means that millions of parents have lots of old baby items that they are willing to sell cheap or literally give away. There are some things however that people prefer to buy new, or have tno choice but to buy new. Either way, there is no reason why you can’t save a few pennies when you buythem. Here are some ways to do it.

 

Begin Planning Before Baby’s Arrival

Among the greatest methods to save huge on infant things would be to wait to shop until after they are born. There is no means to understand everything you will need or want until you really have the infant at home. “It is hopeless,” Angie says. “You will squander money by attempting to cover all the bases. Instead, purchase or borrow when you perceive a real need.”

 

Research Before You Buy

Before you head to the closest baby superstore and proceed on an infant shopping spree, do your research! “Store with a laptop, not a wallet,” Angie says. Read reviews to figure out what other parents are saying and compare prices before you purchase anything.

 

Use Promotional codes

Many baby retailers such as Mothercare offer voucher codes, discounts, deals and other incentives for expecting parents so that they can save a bit of money. If you regularly check websites like Revouchers for Mothercare promotional codes, then the chances are you will be able to save at least 20% off of the RRP.

 

Buy Used

As mentioned previously, you’d be surprised how many baby things you are able to either get for free from friends or discover used. The one thing I recommend purchasing new is a car seat. When you do purchase new things, seek out sales — 20 percent off or more.

 

Stick to the Essentials

There are some infant things you can not live without. “Believe basic needs: food, sleep, and security,” Angie says. Some essentials include:
• crib and bedding
• nappiesand wipes
• bottles and formula
• blankets
• breast pump
• car seat

 

Reach the Sales

Learn the best way to shop sales. “Parents who do not shop the sales or use coupons spend quite a bit more than they want to. Likely 25-30 percent more,” Angie says. Stock on consumables like diapers, wipes, and formula so you do not have to rush out and purchase them at the last minute.

What to Look for in a Baby Changing Table

What to Look for in a Baby Changing Table

baby-changing-tableYou will change about 2,400 nappies by your infant the birthday, so of ‘s 1 you will undoubtedly need to create a cozy nappy-changing station

If you’ve got the space and the budget, you’ve got your selection of well-designed, changing tables that are practical, and appealing. It can be worth the investment: Many parents use changing tables into their kid’s 2nd year. It is possible to put it to use in your child’s room for years, if you get a combination dresser and changing table.

Their infant just changes on the ground or bed, on a waterproof changing pad or towel, with nappy-changing equipment stowed in a basket that is nearby. Others put it on top of a dressing table, keeping nappies and wipes and purchase a changing pad.

Another cash- and space-saving option is a play yard that features a removable changing table insert. You can just use this attribute until your baby reaches typically 15 to 25 pounds, the maker’s recommended weight limit.

What to Search for when Purchasing

A guardrail: Regular on tables that are changing but not on dresser/changing combos, it’s an important characteristic. A railing that is at least 2 inches high on all sides is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Sturdiness: You need secure legs. Shake the table, and select another version, if it feels rickety.

Pads that are altering: Try to find a thick, pad that is contoured to help keep your infant from rolling too far in either direction, and ensure there’s a security strap that goes across your infant’s body to help keep her. Most are manufactured from vinyl- or cloth-covered foam some are manufactured from wipe-clean silicone.

Storage: You will value a convenient spot to keep nappies, wipes, and lotions, whether in drawers or on shelves. You should not have to bend or take your eyes off your infant to get these things.

Versatility: A changing table with shelves, drawers, or compartments may be used to stow blankets and toys once your kid’s done with nappies. And a combination dresser and changing table may be used for years, provided that it is nicely made; some characteristic removable toppers.

Important Safety Notes

Although a security strap is an excellent help, it is not a replacement for hands on oversight. Never leave your baby unattended on a changing table or any surface that is raised for an instant. Infants can roll or turn away in a instant. Constantly keep near or a minumum of one hand on your infant to prevent serious harms.
What it is going to cost you

Fundamental changing tables price between £60 and £200. Changing tables and mix dresser can cost £200 to £500 and upwards, according to stuff and the layout. Foam altering pads price between the most used silicone pad available on the market, and £20 and £40 is £99.

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Cot

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Cot

baby-cotYour newborn baby could be spending up to 18 hours a day asleep the right slumber space is crucial. Here’s our guide to picking the right cot or cot bed.

Where your child sleeps is frequently the focus of the nursery so there’s a tremendous selection available to suit all fashions to modern space savers from curvy sleighs. OK thus let’s narrow down the selections with three questions that are simple:

1. How much space have you got?

It’s urged that infant sleeps in the exact same room as you for the first six months roughly but not all rooms are large enough to accommodate a cot or cot bed, where case contemplate a Moses basket and stand (fit to 3 or 4 months) or a crib (fit to six months).

If you determine to go right for a cot, here’s the demand-to-understand: first thing is that there’s no such thing they do change. Cots are usually appropriate from birth. Short on space? Baby Weavers Compact will continue until infant is about a year old and is our smallest and greatest worth cot. Baby Weavers Anna, the traditionalist’s option, will continue to approx 18 months to two years and has a mattress size of 122x61cm.

Believing cot bed ideas? It’s definitely the popular – as it’ll continue from birth and the better value alternative – to approx. It’s additionally an ideal opening-bridger between cot and My First Large Bed (exciting times!) Cot beds usually have internal measurements of 140x70cm with sides that ends thttps://mummysdiscounts.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=41&action=edithat dismantle to convert to some toddler bed and come off.

Our bestselling cot beds? For VFM that is prominent it needs to be the Somerset. Kiddicare Sleigh is a truly good looking selection accessible three finishes or if it’s quality craftsmanship with built in storage you’re after choose the Woodhouse.

2. Any additional attributes to consider?

Really there are! Here are the favourite attributes to have on your own radar when you’re browsing:

Drop side: one side of the cot or cot bed lowers to permit simple accessibility. Some drop sides are one-handed in order to hold infant while lifting or lowering the side.

Fixed sides: some parents would rather not have sides that lower and lift.

Height adjustment the majority of cots come with two-three mattress base locations

  • use the best (and simplest reach) standing until baby can roll over (typically after several months)
  • use the second spot until baby can pull up to standing (normally at about a year)
  • use the third place until infant turns adventurer and can begin to rise out (approx. 18m)

Teething rails: clear nontoxic plastic covering for small one to chomp away on to shield small gums (and the cot!) once teeth begin appearing.

When little one outgrows the Boori Urbane Sleigh cot bed conversion to day bed /toddler bed it converts to some couch. Smart!

Under drawer storage: there’s no such thing as an excessive amount of storage. The East Coast Langham Sleigh cot bed has a built in total width drawer on castors.

Cots that grow with your youngster: the Stokke Mini cot starts out little (only 67cm wide) and has a conversion kit to the Sleepi (for as much as three years).

Package deals: cot beds and all Kiddicare cots are available on their own; with mattress and bedclothes or with mattress.

3. How do I make sure my kid is not in any Danger?

Some straightforward common sense safeguards will ensure both infant and you rest easy:

  • The difference between cot and mattress should be no bigger than 3cm
  • Infants should sleep in the feet to foot position, ie feet at the base of the cot
  • Infants should be put to sleep on their backs
  • A temperature of 18°C is optimum: not too hot, not too chilly
  • Pick a place for infant’s cot from any blinds or twines and window or the radiator
  • Keep baby monitor twines nicely from infant’s reach
  • Make sure that the cot is stiff when it’s often tighten the fittings and gathered with no wobbles
  • As it’s a sloping side don’t use a cot top changer
  • If you’re using a fender please ensure it fastened to the slats and tucked between slats and mattress with the bottom border touching the cot foundation
  • Please don’t use a second hand mattress
  • Use bedclothes that is lightweight in layers that’s not difficult to add or remove to modulate infant’s temperature
Buying a Baby Car Seat

Buying a Baby Car Seat

baby-car-seatThere are really numerous kinds of child car seats available, so take your time when selecting.

The child car seat you choose, must:

  • Conform to the United Nations standard, ECE Regulation 44.04 (or R 44.03) or to the new i-size regulation, R129. Search for the ‘E’ mark label on the seat.
  • Be appropriate for size and your kid’s weight
  • Be accurately fitted in accordance with the directions of the maker.

Before you Purchase

  • Check the Types section of the web site to see what kind of seat is appropriate for the kid’s weight and stature.
  • Take time to look through the catalogs and sites of manufacturer, and stores that sell child car seats to evaluate a variety of seats.
  • Magazines, like “Which?”, “What Car” and “Mom and Infant” actions evaluations of child car seats and provide useful recommendations.
  • Check the European New Car Assessment Programme (EURO NCAP) web site (www.euroncap.com) to see if your automobile version was analyzed. The evaluations comprise a Child Restraint System setup test where a variety of kid restraints that are popular is installed to evaluate how well they are able to be fitted in the vehicle. If possible, select a child seat that’s scored well in their own evaluations.
  • Consider how you may use the seat. As an example, if you are going to be always taking it in and from a lighter weight seat, the automobile, or a seat with a foundation that remains in the car, might be preferable. A seat that reclines may be more comfortable to your child and help him or her slumber, if you are doing lots of long journeys.
  • Check the seat(s) you’re considering will fit your automobile(s).

When Purchasing

  • Ask the retailer if the child seat works for auto and your kid. Attempt to locate one who’ll enable you to attempt the seat in your car before you purchase it.
  • Inquire whether they have staff trained in fitting and selecting child car seats, and make an effort to make sure a staff member who continues to be trained advises you.
  • If that is extremely hard, make sure you replace it or get a refund, if it’s not appropriate, and can return the seat.
  • Unless you might be sure it’s suited to your kid avoid purchasing a child seat online or by mail order and will fit your automobile.
  • Check the seat fulfills the United Nations regular Regulation 44.04 – look for the ‘E’ mark or it matches the new i-size standard (R129).

Second Hand Baby Seats

  • Tend not to purchase a secondhand seat, you cannot be sure of its history (it may happen to be involved with an injury) and even if it seems good, it may have internal damage that isn’t observable to the naked eye. The teachings in many cases are lost with second hand seats.
  • Secondhand seats will likely be not designed to present standards and old. What this means is that they’ll provide less protection on your kid.
  • Just take a child seat from a member of the family or pal, if you’re completely sure that you understand its history, it includes the initial directions and it’s also too young.
Mummy’s Discounts Guide to Buying a High Chair

Mummy’s Discounts Guide to Buying a High Chair

chicco-high-chairWhen it comes to buying a high chair for your little one you probably won’t believe the amount of choice that is available. There are literally thousands of different shapes, styles and colours to choose from – and to suit all different kinds of budgets. Luckily I’ve trawled through the BS to provide you with a ahandy little guide that will tell you what’s important to consider and what ultimately doesn’t matter at all. This guide is written by me as well as with the opinions of a few other parents, so you can be sure that we’re not trying to sell you anything!

 

What do you actually need to know?
There’s a tremendous selection of highchairs available on the market, but the most significant characteristics are security and functionality. When you purchase a highchair, you must ensure it’s both durable and simple to clean. If space is tight, additionally, you will have to contemplate how fast and simple the seat would be to fold and stow.The price of the highchair is determined by the extras it comes with. Such extras can include a flexible footrest and removable, easy to clean seat covers. Whenever choosing a highchair to purchase, bear in mind these ideas to ensure you get a highchair that’ll seat your infant safely and securely. Make sure that the seat has a great, broad foundation for complete equilibrium. Check that the harness is included to keep your infant seated securely in his highchair. If not, you can purchase one which can be attached to the D rings, but it must comply with security standard BS 6684. When using a high chair, alsways ensure that your infant is constantly supervised, and never put the high chair on a raised or slippery surface.

 

Just how do I know which highchair is appropriate for us?
Your selection of highchair may be ordered by how much space you’ve got in your house. Some seats can occupy lots of space. Individual taste also comes into it. Are you really happy to have something brilliant and colourful? Perhaps layout is more vital that you you, and you will want highchair which is slick and fashionable? I spoke to some other parents to share what’s most very important to them. Their suggestions may assist you to determine what sort of highchair is finest for you and your infant.

“We picked a highchair that converts into a toddler seat and, when needed, a junior seat. We’re using it as a toddler seat right now. It’s an amazingly tough-looking seat, so I’ve no doubt it is going to continue for a long time. It’s also very simple to clean, which will be no little matter with a messy eater!”
Charlotte

“You could think you should spend a bundle on a highchair that’s a reclining seat, removable tray, different height adjustments etc. We purchased a brand new one that’s none of these characteristics and it’s been perfect. Most of my pals say they wish they’dn’t spent so much on a highchair. I’ve discovered that after they get to the age of two, many toddlers are unwilling to sit in a highchair anyhow.”
Demi

“My favourite thing about our highchair is that it’s simple to clean. The seat cushion consists of wipe-clean stuff and the tray is removable, helping to make cleaning easy. The only thing I don’t enjoy, is the harness, being made from stuff, is difficult to get clean. The big basket on the base is excellent for keeping playthings. The disadvantage of the seat is that it takes up quite a lot of space when in use.”
Kate

“We’ve a wooden highchair since I favor natural materials. You’ll find many plus points to our seat. It’s possible for you to fix the seat and footrest to fit the precise size of your kid. The security bar in front also enlarges and contracts to accommodate your growing infant. It’s possible for you to remove the tray and the security bar to convert the chair into a junior seat, also. It may also be used as a seat for grownups!”
Richard
“Plastic high chairs may not function as prettiest, but I ‘d a wooden highchair before, and they can be a nightmare to keep clean. Our highchair adjusts to seven heights and I adore the fact that I could only place the tray in the dishwasher. In addition , I enjoy the fine high back on the seat, as I believe it offers great support in the early days of starting solids.”
Ali

“We’ve a fairly normal plastic highchair. The cover comes off for simple cleaning and I will wash it in the washing machine. That is a basket underneath for playthings, but it gathered lots of filth, and so I took it away. It folds away fine and readily.”
Emma

“I’m not convinced our mobile highchair is just a highchair! It’s fixed to the table using clamps, quite straightforward, and doesn’t take up any floor space.”
Natalie

“The booster seat I purchased for my infant is among my best buys! What’s amazing is the height of the tray. Lots of highchairs appear to have quite high trays. This can be annoying for mums and babies if you’re attempting infant-led weaning, as well as simply offering finger foods. I will be positive infants eventually get large enough to use the tray readily, but it’s not perfect when starting out. With this booster seat, my infant can readily reach his food from your beginning.”
Laura

 

So there you have it. Real opinions, from real mum’s. I hope that this guide helps you in some way. If not, then you can always ask me for advice.

Welcome

Welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Daisy Greene King, and Mummy’s Discounts is my own little space on the web where I post all about my life as a single parent born and bred in the UK. On my blog you will find many different kinds of posts. Some will be about my family life, others will be tricks and tips about parenting that I’ve learned along the way (and trust me, nobody has written a manual… yet). There will also be a few tidbits including posts about discounts, offers and deals that can be blagged as a new parent.

Parenting will probably be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life when you look back in your dying days. Athough it might seem like a bit of a struggle now, the key is to embrace it because there will be a last time for everything. There will be a last nappy change, a last walk to school, a last play in the paddling pool, and eventually a last time that your children will call our home, their home. Don’t wish your and your children’s lives away… read the information on this website that will hopefully help you if you’re struggling.

 

Daisy Greene