Remember those big purchases you need to account for? Here’s a list of the basics to have ready in advance. Remember, you don’t need to buy everything at once – it’s still possible to buy things after the baby’s born!
- Cot and bedding
- Changing mat or table
- Car seat
- Feeding equipment eg: bottles and sterilizers
You can cut costs by shopping at second-hand sales, nearly-new sales from the charity NCT, eBay and car boot sales. Babies grow fast so clothes have often had very little wear, and you might find lots of new things people have had as unwanted gifts. There can be great deals on pricey items like buggies. However, car seats and cot mattresses shouldn’t be bought second hand – there are safety risks.