Baby stuff can be expensive, so any tips on how to save money are more than welcome. And babies need a LOT of gear. From nappies, to wipes, to toiletries, there are some vital baby products that you can't have as hand-me-downs or win on the local gifting groups on Facebook, so check out where bargains can be found and use discounts where you can.
We've compiled a list of some of the most important baby products and where you can save a few pennies:
Nappies are the most vital baby product you'll use for the next two or three years, and you'll invest a lot of money in them, until your baby is ready for potty training. Disposable nappies cost about 10p each; reusable ones can cost upwards of £10 each, but they should save you money in the long run. For a newborn, you will need from six to eight nappies per day.
Buy in bulk and look for the lowest price by nappy. Keep in mind that nappies also have expired date, so don’t buy too many in advance, as you don’t want to lose them. Or opt for reusable nappies which can help save the environment.
Pampers Baby-Dry nappies are available from size 3 to size 7, and bulk-buying this pack of 198 nappies will save you cash. These nappies come with air channels for breathable dryness overnight, an extra dry-layer to help distribute wetness evenly and keep it away from baby's skin and an absorbent core with micro pearls to lock away wetness for up to 12 hours.
Every time you change your baby's nappy, you will need to clean your little one with wipes (unless you choose to use water and cotton wool), so wipes are the second most-used baby product. Wipes work out at about 1p per wipe.
Buying bulk will help you save money on wipes. Look out for sales that include nappies and wipes in the same package.
This is an Amazon Best Seller for Baby Products in the UK. They are 100% biodegradable, made with 98% water, 0% plastic and are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.
Huggies Pure fragrance-free baby wipes are pure and gentle for sensitive skin, with 99% water. Use these unscented baby wipes for gentle cleaning from the first day. They are dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, with 0% phenoxyethanol and parabens.
You'll often use a nappy cream to prevent nappy rash. One of the best-used products is Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment, which is about £7/100g.
You will need to make sure that every time you apply the product your baby’s skin is really absorbing it and forming a thin layer of protection.
This multipack features 5 x Bepanthen Ointment 100g. It contains provitamin B5, no colours, no fragrance, no preservatives nor antiseptics. Bepanthen works by forming a transparent, breathable layer over the skin, protecting from the causes of nappy rash and caring for your baby's delicate skin.
Baby bath toiletries
One of the most important parts of caring for a baby is the bath time. We have many articles about how to bath your baby but using the best products is an excellent start. Your baby's skin is much more sensitive than your own, so use brands with natural ingredients in their products.
To save money buy in bulk and don't use too much - a little bit goes a long way on your baby's skin. Products with pumps ensure you don't use too much at once. Another money-saving tip is to buy toiletries with more than one function, such as hair and body wash in one.
This is an award-winning Childs Farm hair and body wash in fragrant organic sweet orange, with Argan oil.
Nappy Disposal System
If you're using disposable nappies, you might want to consider a nappy disposal system. They are designed to make nappy changing easier and cleaner. The system locks away germs and smells, and the plunger pushes the nappy deep into the tub. The film kills 99% of germs on contact.
You will need buy refill cassettes for this disposal system; try to buy in bulk to save money. Below you can find two starter kits which come with the bin and refill cassettes.
The Angelcare Nappy Disposal System is a convenient and hygienic way of disposing of dirty nappies. Featuring Air-Seal™ technology designed to keep bad smells at bay, this system is simple to use. Three refill cassettes are included with the Nappy Disposal System, which is normally enough for up to three months of usage.
Sangenic Tec locks in odours by twisting and wrapping each nappy in a fresh portion of multilayer, antibacterial film. Sangenic Tec nappy disposal system is quick & convenient. Just place the nappy in the well until gripped and twist the dial to individually wrap each nappy.