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Money Saving Tips for Families

Money saving tips to survive the credit crunch! baby brands for the best baby offers. Our aim is to save you money and save you the time shopping around trying to find the best baby deals. These offers are constantly monitored and updated daily to ensure that we bring you the best baby offers available in the UK. We are on hand to save you the time and the money and make your pregnancy and parenthood just that little easier.

For groceries be sure to check out mysupermarket.com - It works like a price comparison site, whereby you can load up your online shopping trolley but before you buy you can see a comparison of how much the same items would cost in other online supermarkets - the difference can be quite staggering! mySupermarket helps you shop, compare and get the best possible price for your grocery shopping at Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury's or Ocado. Pick a supermarket and import your Favourites, or browse our Top Offers and Shelves. We'll help you save money and calories within your supermarket, or by switching to another. mySupermarket is quick, easy and free to use - and very addictive!

What does moneysupermarket.com do? moneysupermarket.com offers a free, impartial online comparison for users wishing to change their gas and electricity as well as their broadband suppliers. We aim to provide users with a service that ensures that they choose the right supplier for their circumstance as well as helping them save money (up to 325 for gas and electricity and 100 for broadband!!). We do this by taking into account factors such as location, usage levels, price, service levels and payment method. moneysupermarket.com acts as an impartial advisor in a user's quest to get the best value for money.

While your pregnant?

Save as much as possible before the baby is born, regardless of your future plans. It's sensible advice for everyone to have three months' emergency money up your sleeve and if you haven't got it already, the last few months of your working life before birth are a good time to build it up. Chances are you'll be too tired to go out and may not feel like buying new clothes. So use your surplus income wisely.

Single parent income tips

  • Go slowly. You're not going to change overnight
  • Be committed
  • Borrow books from the library on how to save money
  • Find which money saving techniques work for you and stick to them
  • Think of ways to save money on your grocery bills such as avoiding costly pre-prepared foods
  • Make a note in your diary to review your personal finances at least every six months
  • Work with a friend who also wants to save money

Washable Nappies

Mums-to-be debating whether to use disposable nappies or reusables should know that many local councils now offer a grant of 30 to help with the initial cost of washables.

Give them a call and see if they also have a nappy lending kit so you can try out real nappies - and save yourself the 1,000 it'll cost you in disposables before your tot finally starts using his potty.

Unwanted Stuff

Don't be afraid to ask your midwife and/or health visitor for help, they visit lots of mums who are only too glad to give up unwanted items, also your health visitor can help with items such as safety gates, fire guards etc.

Take Advantage

Make a point of using your Boots advantage card or other loyalty cards in the run up to Christmas for weekly household necessities such as toothpaste etc. and bump up your points so you can use them to buy presents. Look out for special 'double points' promotions too - many stores have frequent incentives in the run-up to Christmas so take advantage of earning even more points. Read Martin Lewis's article on the 'Boots Treasure Trove' to find out how to take full advantage of all that Boots offers.

Get the kids out playing in the garden with outdoor toys. Every day items like trampolines, children's swings and children's climbing frames are always fun for busy children. These garden toys are important to children's exercise, too. Changing the garden starts with find the spot where you want the trampoline or the swing. Make sure you have enough space for the climbing frames that are good for your child's height and age. Look for a way to bring in kids outdoor toys that will mean safety for your child. If you can, mix it up by providing garden toys that can grow with your child. After all, you want your children to enjoy the area for many years to come.

kids trampolines come in many sizes, from 14ft trampolines, 12ft trampolines to 8ft trampolines that can accomodate children as they grow into teenagers. Some come with safety sides and if not, these can be bought separately. Once placed in the garden, this outdoor toy will keep your kids jumping for fun.

Climbing Frames
Climbing toys come in a variety of sizes and with many features. Look for one that has a variety of ways to enjoy it. Slides, towers, metal or wooden ladders and rope ladders can add lots of fun.

Perhaps the most fun of all, especially to young children, are the swings. For babies, add a safety baby swing. The two-seater swing and the turning swing are great fun for growing children. Consider a swing set that connects with the climbing frames for maximizing outdoor space.

Remember that getting kids playing outdoors is an important part of childhood. They'll get exercise on the swings, climbing frames and trampolines. They'll use their imagination climbing the ladders and sliding down the slides. It is worth the investment in garden toys for the joy and health that they bring to children.!