According to a recent survey by The Telegraph, the average family spends up to £800 on Christmas each year, with £473.83 of that being on presents alone, so it’s no surprise we are all feeling the pinch right now.
Luckily, Aldi’s popular Baby and Toddler event is BACK in store and online and we’ve got all you need to know about this year’s savings.
When is the Aldi Baby and Toddler event?
Aldi’s Baby and Toddler event will happen on Sunday 14th January online and in stores on Thursday 18th January. Keep an eye on the Aldi Baby & Toddler website on the day to grab some online savings.
What are the best discounts to look out for?
Furniture: Aldi Mamia have brought out a home furniture range and it’s beautiful! The best part? The entire set of wardrobe, cot bed and changing unit is available for less than £350!
Sleeping: Aldi’s 2.5 tog baby sleeping bag looks adorable and will keep your little one warm for under £10.
On the go: Save 35% on the Hauck Travel System, complete with a car seat, changing bag and foot muff to keep your little one warm on the move. The 3-in-1 baby carrier is also included in the deal, and will be reduced to £13.99!
Nappies: The gold award winning nappies, our mums love the Aldi Mamia nappy range and it’s easy to see why. Keep an eye out for nappy savings during the event and stock up when you can.
Food: The event will see Annabel Karmel and Organix ranges on offer, from oaty bars to baby biscuits, grab your favourites from £0.99.
Winter savings: If your tot is suffering from winter snuffles, now is a good time to grab the Calpol Vapour Plug In & Night Light, on offer for £5.49 in the Aldi Baby & Toddler event.
Baby monitors: If you’ve not yet bought a baby monitor for your little one, there will be a Motorola Baby Video Monitor in the Aldi Baby & Toddler event for £54.99. Read our reviews on the best video baby monitors on the market here.
Now is not the time to push him to train for a marathon, but several studies on overweight or obese men have shown that sperm count increased when they lost weight.
2) Avoid certain medications
It's very important that your partner has a chat to his GP before stopping any course of medicine, but some prescription medications are known to decrease the healthy production of sperm.
These include some antibiotics, anti-androgens, anti-inflammatories, antipsychotics, corticosteriods, anabolic steriods, exogenous testosterone and methadone.
In most cases, once a person stops taking the drug his sperm will return to normal or increase, but it is worth checking with your GP if you have any worries.
3) Reduce stress
Easier said than done, but similar to women, stress can affect fertility. This is because when the body is stressed, it conserves energy and focuses on surviving, rather than reproducing. A healthy diet and exercise can be good places to start.
4) Ditch the cigarettes
It's a well proven fact that smoking reduces sperm count, so if you are trying for a baby, now might be the time to persuade him to quit.
5) Try a herbal supplement
A herbal remedy that has been around for years, Fenugreek is a herbal remedy linked to poor sperm health.
6) Make sure he's getting enough sleep
Whilst sleep might not directly be connected to sperm count, it's an important part of making sure his body is healthy, so ensure you're switching off early enough!
7) Make sure he's getting enough calcium and vitamin D
Vitamin D and calcium serum have both been found to impact sperm health.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a happily sleeping baby. After hours (or what feels like it) trying to soothe them, when they finally drift off and silence reigns once again there’s something rewarding in peeking through the door, or checking your baby monitor and seeing your baby sound asleep.
The latest model to join the Out ‘n’ About range is the new GT pushchair. A good one for cruising around town or casually strolling down those country park roads, the GT has been designed with both the parent and child in mind.