ADDING to the family means adding to your budget.
In the first year alone, a new baby can cost up to £6,000, according to insurer LV.
But timing is everything and hitting the annual baby sales right now could save you some serious future spending.
ALDI: The huge annual baby event kicks off today with prices starting at a super-low 69p (for baby shampoo) but it’s the Ickle Bubba 2-in-1 rocker and seat (online only) for £49.99, that caught my eye. Plus I love the animal-themed hooded baby towel and mitt sets for just £3.99 each. These would make a lovely present and they are also very practical for bath time.
BOOTS: The Mothercare sale has been on for a few days and it has loads of gorgeous outfits. It also sells a lot of bulk baby items at good prices such as four-packs of baby soap for £1.25 and Sudocrem for £2.99 per tub. Currently, you can layer on an additional offer: if you spend £40, you get £4 off, right up to £20 off if you spend £120.
H&M: If you need gifts for baby showers etc (now they’ve started up again) then H&M is a good place to start. They have lovely newborn items, such as stylish floral bodysuits for £6 for a three-pack, down from £9.99, and matching “born 2021” sets which include a body suit, leggings and hat for £4, down from £7.99. It’s worth scouring hm.com first as not every store carries full stock.
JOJOMAMANBEBE: The mum and baby specialist has a fantastic sale on everything from baby toys to storage to outfits. In the heat, mums-to-be might want to check out the huge selection of quality maternity wear with 50 per cent off, including swimsuits reduced from £29 to £14. Useful extras like kids’ sunhats start at £7 (down from £12). There are some great designs.
ARGOS: I always check the clearance section at Argos.co.uk as it adds items daily. I found Chad Valley play mats with 20 per cent off and a Cuggl Maple pushchair with £9 off, for just £50.99.
- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of day
PUDDING is sorted with the churro maker from Lidl for just £14.99. You’ll have to be speedy to grab it – as it sold out in record time last year.
SWAP sarnies for New York Bakery Bagels from Tesco. This week they are reduced to £1 with a Clubcard, instead of £1.60.
RAISE a glass to the Olympic medal winners by making the most of Tesco’s wine and fizz offer.
Get 25 per cent off when you buy six bottles. Half a dozen bottles of its Finest Premier Cru Brut Champagne would cost £120 (£20 each). But you can get them for £90 – that’s a £30 saving.
GLOW-GETTERS can buy beauty-blogger favourite La Prairie Skin Caviar for £150 per pot. But a much cheaper version is the new Lacura Caviar Cream from Aldi for £6.99.
Giselle’s little helper
SAVE your lolly with Uber Eats. It is offering 30 per cent off some of its most popular ice-cream venues.
The offer applies at more than 200 Ben & Jerry’s stores and The Dessert Shop across the UK. Apply the code FUNINTHESUN at checkout until July 30.
Shop & save
SMOOTH things over with the Venus Swirl Flexball razor. Was £12, now £6 at Morrisons.
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