HOW TO SHOP SMART & SAVE – TIPS FOR PARENTS Monday 21 July 2008 PDF Print With the credit crunch in full swing it’s a stressful time to be having a baby. Living costs are soaring so it’s good to look at ways you can save money. There are often so many items to buy in preparation for your child that it mounts up to a small fortune. So ensure you get excellent value for money by looking closely at the products around. Consider their longevity, whether they’ve been made to last, if they’re an essential buy and even if they’re multi-functional or not. Try these suggestions for ways to beat the squeeze! Cotton nappies - Cloth nappy specialists Little Green Earthlets http://www.earthlets.co.uk has a complete range of cloth nappies including the award-winning Mother-ease nappies (RRP £7.25 with lots of opportunities for multi buys). They offer the environmentally concerned and cost conscious parent leak free, durable cotton nappy systems that are as easy to use as disposables. Their One Size birth to potty nappy means parents can save considerable sums of money. Following the care instructions will ensure durability and nappies can last through 2-3 years of regular use. They can also be used for more than one child. Pregnancy Support & Feeding Pillow Dream Genii - two products in one! http://www.vivelamaternity.com offers gentle support for the tummy, back and knees so that you and your partner get a good nights rest. Once baby has arrived, Dream Genii™ can be used as a feeding support pillow. (RRP £45.00). Baby Changing Bags - Now you can have fashion and function with one bag! The gorgeous Ju-Ju-Be range comes in varying styles with plenty of loud, funky prints that are both big on style and attitude. They have been made to last, are roomy and extremely hard wearing, so great value for money. All the exterior fabrics are waterproof and Teflon coated, so they’ll fight off spills and messes to stay really pristine. The interior linings are waterproof with a special AgION anti-microbial coating to help keep germs away. Forget harsh Velcro fastenings, there are strong magnetic closures that last and really do the job. There are also endless pockets and storage space; oh and have we mentioned the removable soft memory foam changing mat with anti-microbial treatment that’s also included. http://www.jeallybeangroup.co.uk (RRP from £43.00). Highchairs – Go for sustainable wood rather than plastic. Something really stylish that will last – Kuster’s K1 highchair (RRP £155 including cushion insert), is completely practical and excellent value for money. It’s hard wearing, easy to clean and grows with your child until they are around 6 years old. Made from high quality materials, the curved wood seat and generous high back are extremely comfortable and encourage correct posture. http://www.kuster.co.uk (RRP £125.00). Sleeping Bags – Bambino Merino’s one size sleeping bag can be used from 3 months – 2 years offering excellent value for money. There’s also no need to worry about different TOG ratings for summer and winter as the merino sleeping bag is designed to keep baby warm without the risk of overheating. Its superfine fibres feel like silk and responds to changes in temperature, keeping baby warm when it’s cold or cool when it’s hot. http://www.bambinomerino.com (RRP £49.95) For good quality baby feeding bottles, breast pump, steriliser or accessories - Dr Brown’s http://www.drbrowns.co.uk is your man! Feeding problems can cause a lot of distress for babies and their parents, especially if colic symptoms arise when using regular bottles and teats. Dr Brown’s Feeding System is the only fully vented vacuum free feeding bottle widely recognised by parents and health professionals as an effective way to prevent colic. They’re great for babies being weaned from breast to bottle feeding and the whole range including training cups, accessories, breast pump and steriliser are high quality products that really do what they say on the label! (RRP 240ml £5.49) Child Trust Funds - Don’t forget about saving for your child’s future. http://www.myeggnest.com is an amazing free independent children’s saving website offering easily accessible online information comparing the best performing Child Trust Funds and children’s saving accounts. Comparison tables reveal how different funds have been performing over the past two years. This valuable information, coupled with a wide selection of Child Trust Fund reviews, makes MyEggNest an essential resource for every parent across the UK. -Ends- Press Contact for images or samples: PJP Gaye Price-Jones/Leslie Burns email@example.com t: 0870 7708826 www.pjpartnership.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Price Jones Partnership (PJP) in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Home & Garden, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.