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Breast Feed To Save Money

Breast FeedingFor many new mums, breast milk is the most precious source of nutrients for their baby.  Breast milk is uniquely rich in vitamins and minerals, proteins, and even contains powerful antibodies that protect newborns too.  While breastfeeding may be one of the mountains of tasks that come with a new baby at home, it's also a hidden source for saving serious money too!  Looking at the act of breastfeeding as a means for saving money reveals several surprising financial benefits for new mums.

Review - La Redoute - What Price to Pay for Quality?

La Redoute - answer to online shopping?What lady doesn't love shopping for new clothes? But finding the time to actually go out to the shops can be challenging, so most mums love online shopping...

But there is always the snag that you can't see the item before you buy it, obviously you can return it but then that can be time consuming in itself. So finding a company that does online shopping but with guaranteed quality is a must and is that where La Redoute comes in?

Review - Kids Clothing From Lamaloli

Lamaloli Kids Clothing ReviewThis month it was time for one of the wonderful BB4BM admin team to review something close to their heart..  Courtney is a mum to a 5 year old little boy who is forever growing and thus the need for new clothing feels never ending.  This was a review of an online store called Lamaloli.

Pre-Baby To Do List

Pre-Baby To Do ListHaving a baby is an amazing and wonderful time for new parents. And a lot of times, parents are aware that there be will many changes to their lives and that they need to do a little bit of preparation. In addition to the usual adjustments, there are a few things most new parents don’t know - or repeat parents commonly forget to do..  So here is a pre-baby 'to do' list that covers everything that will ensure parents to-be are completely ready for the new addition to the family.

Saving Money on Baby Essentials for New Mums

SavingMoneyOnBabyEssentialsAlthough it is never cheap to have children, you really don’t need to spend thousands in the first year…

We have put together what we consider to be the top 7 essentials that new mums need, along with some simple, straight to the point advice on what your options are when buying these and how you can save some money.  There really is only a handful of things that you really need to have in order to ease your child's life into this world (and ease yourself into the role of mummy or daddy!).

 

The Pros and Cons of Being a Mum...

Mums - Pros and ConsMums are a eclectic, colorful bunch - bringing to the table different careers, personalities, cultures, experiences, and creativity.  No two mums are alike, but they do share the similar joys of motherhood, as well as those occasional frustrations that come with being a parent.  From our children's first words to their first meltdown in the supermarket, being a mum will always come with its pros and cons. 

We have to accept the good with the not-so-great and to help embrace the importance of both in our lives, here are some of today's pros and cons of being a mum..

10 of the Best Places to Get Cheap Childrens Clothes

Great To Find Bargain Clothes!We know how crazy it can be to get all your kids looking semi-appropriate, loaded in the car, and off to a store to buy some clothes. We won’t even get started on trying to keep them under control while you try to find the right sizes and prices for each item of clothing. In a word, it’s ‘chaotic’.  So we wanted to list a few of the best places to find children’s clothes at bargain prices, so at least you won't have to worry that you are paying over the odds!

Review - The Monthly Beauty Box by LookFantastic.com

contents of beauty boxSo, I was asked to review my first ever ‘beauty box’ by Look Fantastic and to be honest I wasn't too sure what to expect from it, but all I can say is wow!

This month’s beauty box (March) is full of goodies and at £15 most would consider this a bargain due to the fact that it contains products worth over £70...

When the postman arrived with my parcel I was unexpectedly excited to see what my box would contain..

10 Fun Kids Activities That Won't Cost You a Penny!

Fun Activities That Are FreeWe all know how expensive kids' activities can be, but this doesn't mean we can't find amazing projects that are enriching, fun and free all at the same time.  Opting for free kids activities instead of buying the latest Xbox game also helps to drastically cut costs.  So before you spend any more money this week, learn more about our favorite free projects that kids just love!

Making a First Birthday Special - But on a Budget!

Baby Present Your little one may not remember all the special details of his/her 1st birthday, but you will! And so will your guests. Memories may fade, but the pictures will last a lifetime, so you will want to make this event extra special. On a budget? No worries. You can add personal, homemade detail that will make this 1st birthday party an event to remember. Here are the 10 easiest ways to make a 1st birthday special while sticking to your budget.

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