Aldi’s Baby & Toddler Specialbuy event returns to stores nationwide on Thursday 19 April 2018 with deals available online from Sunday 15 April.
As with all Aldi Specialbuys, they aren’t going to stick around for long. So is it worth rushing to your nearest store to pick up a baby bargain?
April’s Specialbuys include a rocking chair (£149.99), a Motorola video baby monitor (£79.99), a Mamia baby carrier (£13.99) and a high chair (£19.99).
We take you through a round-up of what’s on offer and what you should look out for:
Aldi’s Accent Rocking chair
The highlight of April’s event is set to be the Accent Rocking Chair. Proving extremely popular in Aldi Australia, this rocking chair sold out in less than a minute, with reports of eager shoppers going to extreme lengths to claim one.
Priced at just £149.99, it’s understandable why it may appeal to bargain hunters, as comparable products cost upwards of £200. Upholstered rocking or nursing chairs can easily retail for double the price. We cannot comment on the quality of the product, though, as this is not one of our core testing areas.
Be warned, this rocking chair comes pre-assembled, and the size of the box could make it rather tricky to transport home. This means that it may be easier to buy the rocking chair online.
If you plan to buy one in store, you may want to measure the size of your car’s boot and look into bringing a volunteer along with you to help carry the box to the car. One Australian mother reportedly resorted to wheeling the box home in a supermarket trolley.
The size of the box also means there is likely to be only a few stocked in your local store, due to limited floor space. There were plenty of stories of Australian parents queuing outside the store well before opening time and fighting off the competition to bag one.
It’s also worth noting that once your child becomes older there is the option to remove the rockers and change it into a classic armchair.
Motorola baby monitor
The Motorola video baby monitor MBP85Connect will also be going on sale this month at Aldi stores for £79.99. Usually priced at £99.99, this wi-fi monitor turns compatible smartphone, tablet or computer devices into a video baby monitor.
We’ve tested a range of Motorola baby monitors and have found that performance does vary, with a a difference of 18% between the highest and lowest-scoring Motorola models.
If you’re looking to purchase a tried-and-tested video baby monitor, we’ve found Best Buy models available from around £100.
Mamia Baby carrier
Making a comeback is the Aldi Mamia 3 in 1 baby carrier, which last appeared in stores in January’s Baby & Toddler Specialbuy event. Suitable from birth, this carrier offers three different carry positions and claims to be cushioned for comfort with extra padded support for your baby.
At £13.99, it could be a tempting offer for those on a budget. But will it provide you and your baby with the ergonomic support you need? It’s important that your baby’s spine is supported adequately if you put him or her in a carrier or sling.
Read our first look Aldi Mamia 3 in 1 baby carrier review to find out if you get what you pay for.
Aldi Specialbuy high chair
Joining the line-up of Specialbuys is a high chair priced at £19.99. We haven’t been able to get our hands on one to fully review yet, but will be taking a first look at it as soon as possible. Keep an eye out for our verdict next week.
For a high chair with similar features, including the removable tray and footrest, you would probably expect to pay around £30 to £50.
If you’re looking for an alternative cheap high chair after missing out on the Aldi offer, read our review of the Graco Tea Time high chair, which can be found for upwards of £30.
More and more parents are investing in combination and convertible high chairs. These high chairs are designed to grow with your child and can be turned into a toddler or child-size chairs. Although they cost at least £100, they do last much longer so may be worth considering.