IT’S one thing to be expecting a baby when you are a duke and duchess, but for most ordinary couples the financial worry can weigh heavy.
As the nation welcomed news yesterday that Harry and Meghan are to become parents, a recent survey reveals almost one in four mums and dads spend between £600 and £1,000 on kit for their firstborn.
As the nation welcomed news that Harry and Meghan are to become parents, we help you cut costs on your royal bundle[/caption]
Follow these tips to help reduce your finance birthing pains.
- Stay loyal: If you already collect reward scheme points, don’t miss out on the baby extras.
Advantage Card holders should sign up to the Boots Parenting Club and get ten points for every £1 spent (up from four points per £1).
You can get 100 Clubcard points just for signing up to Tesco’s Baby Club.
And the Mothercare rewards club baby scheme offers 20 per cent off maternity wear, £10 off every £100 spent and discounts on toys.
- Borrow it: Do you need to buy every single thing? Or can you borrow or swap some items?
Join your local Freecycle community. There is a dedicated baby section in most groups and there will often be second-hand strollers or baby carriers being offered.
Cheap deals can be found on Facebook Marketplace, too. The Angelcare Baby Bath is £27.99 at Argos, but we found it on Facebook for £7, saving £20.99.
- Join the club: Join the Netmums Mum Club and you’ll get a free pack of Aldi Mamia wipes, worth 49p, and two newborn nappies.
Sign up for the mum-to-be pack at Bounty.com and get a free George at Asda bodysuit and 24 Little Angels nappies and wipes worth around £2.50.
- Sleep easy: In Scotland, expectant mums can sign up for a free baby sleeping box by speaking to their midwife.
In England, The Baby Box Co offers a similar version. To claim yours, complete a 20-minute online course at babyboxco.com.
The Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud perfume comes with a price tag of £120[/caption]
Its designer double Spritz Missguided Babe Oud saves you £92[/caption]
SNIFF out a bargain with Spritz Missguided Babe Oud perfume for £28 instead of Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud for £120.
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Deal of the day
Get the Joop! Homme 125ml EDT for £28 down from £52 at The Fragrance Shop[/caption]
GET up to 60 per cent off scents at The Fragrance Shop. You can snap up Joop! Homme 125ml EDT for £28, down from £52.
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This long-sleeve cycling base layer from Decathlon will keep you warm all winter for just £4.99[/caption]
KEEP warm in this long-sleeve cycling base layer from Decathlon. Was £9.99, now just £4.99.
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Make great savings on wine with this bottle of Baron De Ley rioja reserva at Waitrose[/caption]
A BOTTLE of Baron De Ley rioja reserva is on offer at Waitrose for £8.99, down from £12.25.
The new Gu chocolate spreads are down to £1.50 at Tesco[/caption]
ENJOY new Gu chocolate spreads – £1.50 at Tesco, reduced from £2.50.
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