SG Budget Babe
Asked on 02 Dec 2019
Such as cots, strollers, milk bottles etc.
also are there any retailers where i can get extra cashback or rebates?
1. Consumables like diapers, etc.:
Take advantage of the discounts and free shipping from online
Buy in bulk to avail discounts
If you don't mind 2nd hand, I find that many parents who don't plan to have any more kids are happy to sell good quality cots/strolllers/prams for a cheap price.
If you don't know any personally, Carousell is a good place to look
Carousell - a great place to get open packs of diapers and used or new things like cots and strollers. Some people buy too much or their babies end up not using the items at all, so they're in really good condition.
Amazon - great for USA items. Look out for items that ship for free on Prime.
Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10 - many deals available especially during festive seasons. Flash sales, coupons and free shopping Promos are great for diapers. Lazada often has great bank vouchers too.
Don't forget to use Shopback to get FREE cashback on your purchases on these websites! There's nothing better than free money. Look out for up sized cashback days as well.
If you are new to shopback, you can use my referral code so we both get $5 cashback each! 😂
Usually hands-me-down stuff will save quite a fair bit, especially for cots, strollers, and newborn clothing. For used or old strollers, you can then decide to engage cleaning services to clean the stroller. There's a very popular cleaning service Pramwash that cleans strollers exclusively.
For me, I'll purchase most of the baby items online, either via Shopee, Qoo10 or Lazada. The use of Shopback and various promo codes will ultimately save us in the long haul as compared to getting them from supermarkets etc.
My friends who have just become parents are currently using a lot of hand me downs, especially on the toys and clothes part, since babies just seem to outgrow them so fast.
For things like consumables, I have seen some of my friends drive over the causeway to load up on them, but this does require some time and effort.
You'll also find a lot of 2nd hand stuff on Carousell, and Shoppee and Qoo10 can be a good source of cheap items too.
For consumables, using Shopback is great for cashbacks - usually online stores such as Lazada, Shopee are my go-to. In general, online shopping works better for us as it's less time-consuming.
For cot and strollers, I am not very sure if there's a specific cheap priced one. Usually that depends on brands as well. But there's this small company called Pramshare and Pramwash. I heard its about washing prams and pram-sharing.
As a mum of a 1 year old, I would say Carousell and hand me downs! Kids outgrow many things within months and because of this, you'd find many good condition cots, strollers and toys at a steal. Diapers wise, it really depends on the brand your child is suitable with and then stock up in bulk during baby fairs and online sales. Qoo10, shopee and redmart do have some diaper sales from time to time. Make use of coupons and cashback via shopback as well!
There's alot of Facebook/Whats App/Telegram groups where lots of parents hang out together and share deals. Example https://www.facebook.com/groups/1232452770180791/?ref=br_rs
But need some effort to go thru them n find the ones that are good and ideal for you
If you don't mind secondhand, try Carousell. There are often many as good as new items selling for a highly attractive price.
For day-to-day items, if you are a AIA customer, consider signing up for AIA Vitality. By staying active, you get either $5 or $10 weekly (depending on membership status). Through this, you will be able to save quite a bit from milk powder.
You may also consider baby fairs, or year end sales.
Don't forget to pair all these expenses with the right credit cards to maximise the value of your expenditure!
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As a new parent myself, I would say be patient and compare prices during 11.11,12/12 type sales, also go baby fairs too.
Paying $1 more for online maybe worthwhile considering it’s delivered to your doorstep.
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