Make your money stretch further
Having a baby can be expensive. From nursery gear to feeding equipment, it’s easy for the pounds to rack up on essentials. But there’s plenty of baby kit on the market that won’t blow your budget – and yes, lots of it actually works as well as or even better than its high-end competitors. Many well-known, reputable brands have budget-priced items, and a value price tag shouldn’t see you sacrificing quality, reliability or performance.
To help you keep your bank balance intact, we’ve hunted down 10 of the best finance-friendly baby goods. From a £149 travel system and a car seat for under £35, to a classic wooden cot, quality feeding kit and buggies, click through to see our pick…
And finally, don’t miss our guide to buying secondhand for your baby.
Graco Mirage+ travel system, £149
The Graco Mirage+ travel system is an uncomplicated package. It combines a light and easy to manoeuvre pushchair with the well-padded Graco Junior Baby car seat, which simply slots onto the frame. With the car seat attached, the Graco Mirage+ is rear (parent) facing. As a pushchair, it’s forward facing, with three recline positions, large footrest and large canopy with window. Folding and unfolding the buggy is also incredibly easy.
See how well the Graco Mirage+ travel system scored in our product review.
Mamas & Papas Nipi lightweight buggy, £70
At just 6kg and suitable from birth, the Mamas & Papas Nipi is a compact lightweight buggy. Despite being so trim in the weight department, it’s still sturdy. It’s easy to push and manoeuvre, and is super simple to fold and carry. It also gets full marks for looks!
See how well the Mamas & Papas Nipi lightweight buggy scored in our product review.
Graco Mojo buggy, £89.99
Affordable and effortless to push, the Graco Mojo is a good value buggy that can be used from birth. It features a one-handed umbrella fold mechanism, a carry handle and weighs in at a relatively light 8kg. Reclining the seat for a snoozy baby or tot is simple, as is getting it upright again. And the extras – the raincover and apron – really do their job.
See how well the Graco Mojo buggy scored in our product review.
Petite Star Zia 3-wheeler buggy, £125
Light and compact the Petite Star Zia has a fab price tag compared to most of its 3-wheeler friends. It comes with a raincover, canopy and shopping basket. It can be folded one-handed down to a mere 75cm x 36cm x 35cm! Because the seat can be fully reclined, you can use it from birth. It’s also stylish to look at and manoeuvrable.
See how well the Petite Star Zia 3-wheeler buggy scored in our product review.