80% eBay savings & the Aldi Baby Event

With much anticipation the Aldi Baby Event finally arrived and saw Jane shoot off at 09:30 to be sure to beat the masses. As it turns out it was rather quiet at that time of the morning and she had a relaxed nosey checking the full range of items in all available colours, somewhat different to my experience.

Pregnant Parent Mayhem

During my lunch, I headed of to an Aldi close to work where, lets just say, there are more mums and dads out of work, than the national average, and it was rammed! With everything strewn all over the place it looked like the aftermath of a Black Friday event!

Still I persevered and managed come away with six Tommee Tippee bottles (even though we plan on BF), Nuby baby pram teethers, muslin cloths, a knitted blanket, long sleeve bibs, and some baby bodysuits – the latter being a mistake. I ended up with “12+ mths” for a newborn – good going Chris!

The above was in addition to Janes earlier purchases that included a value box of wipes and a Munchkin Travel Booster Seat. Turns out that my folks also headed to Aldi and grabbed us a Hauck Dream ‘n’ Play Travel Cot.

eBay Bargain #3

Our latest big buy was once again thanks to eBay and hence a bargain to say the least!

Our perseverance finally paid off as we managed to bag ourselves a Stokke MyCarrier for the bargain price of £30 on eBay! This, compared to the £140 price brand new is a huge saving meaning another £100 goes into our holiday fund pot 😉

Next on our wishlist is a Stokke Tripp Trapp.

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NEC Baby Show – Our thoughts

We’re just back from the Baby Show held at Birminghams NEC! Feet are up, coffee and tea poured and now its time to see what we’ve gathered on our trip out 🙂

Firstly “Tiring” is the foremost word that comes to mind if I was to be asked to describe the Baby Show in NEC Birmingham which we’ve just returned from.

NEC Baby Show Lowlights

The £10.40 per ticket (40% discounts widely available online), we both thought was about right for a show that potentially offered so much. However, we weren’t prepared for the additional £12 car park charge, which didn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere and came as a surprise when we arrived.

Considering parking is free when you attend the Baby & Toddler Show at Manchester, I personally don’t think it’s justified and hope the organisers seek a better deal for future shows.
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