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Top five shops for baby discounts

Which? reveals top shops for baby discounts and sales

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We’ve surveyed more than 2,000 people to find their top-rated retailers for discounts on baby and child products, and have rounded up the best deals available right now. 

We asked 2,397 people who had bought baby and child products in the last six months to select the one retailer that they think offers the best discounts and sales on these.

Here are the top five shops rated and our favourite bargains that each is offering right now:

1. Amazon

Amazon was top-rated – 28% of people said it was best for baby and child product discounts. Top offers in the Amazon baby store include discounts on feeding equipment, up to 42% off Britax car seats and up to 43% off baby safety gadgets, including baby monitors.

Some particularly good bargains include a 30% saving on the , on sale for £62.99 and a 41% saving on the Britax Duo Plus car seat on sale for £129.99 (usually £219.99).

We also spotted newborn bottle starter kits from £10 and high chairs for less than £100.

2. Asda

Asda was the top choice for baby discounts for 10% of people – this may have been helped by discounts offered by the Asda baby & toddler club which parents can sign up to join. 

Asda is current running a baby & toddler event, until 14 May, with discounts on a range of products from feeding and travel to nursery and furniture.

Some particularly good bargains include large packs of nappies (56, 69 or 76) on offer (two for £14), wipes from as little at £1 and high chairs from as little as £44.

3. Tesco

Tesco was also favoured by 9% of people we asked.  Its baby & toddler section currently has a whole host of savings across a wide range of products from cots to puschairs. 

Some particularly good bargains are £99 for an East Coast cot (usually £120),  £124.96 for a Chicco pushchair, and £40 off the Petit Star Kurvi Abstract pushchair.

4. Argos

Argos came 4th in our survey, with 7% of the vote. Its baby and nursery section often features clearance deals. 

Currently, Argos is offering half price on selected baby and nursery essentials, including the for £63.99 (down from £79.99), a Motorola MBP20 digital baby  monitor at half price, just £39.99, and car seats starting from £39.99. 

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5. Boots

Boots was the 5th most popular place to go for the best discounts, with 4% of people rating it highest. This is another retailer with a special parenting club, which offers you extra incentives and promotions just for signing up. 

The current Boots baby event, which runs until 29 May, is offering a three for two mix and match offer on selected baby lines and includes baby essentials such as the Baby Jogger City Mini pushchair, as well as smaller essentials including baby wipes, nappy ointment and even baby clothes. 

Some particularly good bargains we spotted include 20% off selected Maclaren pushchairs, savings of upto £60 on selected Britax car seats and Pampers mega box nappies – two for £30.

Prices checked and correct on 3 May 2012. Survey carried out online in February/March 2012. 

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