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Five mistakes to avoid when buying a remote control car

Five mistakes to avoid when buying a remote control car

A remote control car makes a great birthday or Christmas gift, but read our tips to make sure you don't waste your money on a poor one that will soon break or leave your child underwhelmed.

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Second-hand baby products: what’s safe and what’s not?

Second-hand baby products: what’s safe and what’s not?

While using baby hand-me-downs from friends or relatives or buying second-hand items online can be a great way of saving money and preventing products from going to waste, you need to make sure they're safe.

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Product recall: Tesco Cottage Pie baby food may contain plastic

Product recall: Tesco Cottage Pie baby food may contain plastic

Tesco is recalling a batch of Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food because some meals may contain pieces of blue plastic.

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Do I really need a baby car seat (or other popular baby items)?

Do I really need a baby car seat (or other popular baby items)?

The list of baby items you need before your precious bundle arrives can be long and potentially very costly. Find out some of the pros and cons of buying these products and alternatives that might save you some money.

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Black Friday 2020: deals on pushchairs, car seats and baby monitors

Black Friday 2020: deals on pushchairs, car seats and baby monitors

Having a child can be expensive, but knowing where to find the best deals on baby products can make a real difference to your baby-budget worries. All of the products and Black Friday deals listed here have been carefully selected by our experts.

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Which baby products do parents find least useful?

Which baby products do parents find least useful?

Find out which baby products are least useful and which are worth buying. We've asked parents to rate more than 50 baby products to help you spend your money wisely.

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Baby retailers disappear from the British high street: where can parents shop now?

Baby retailers disappear from the British high street: where can parents shop now?

What does the closure of Mothercare and Mamas & Papas stores mean for parents? We explain how to buy the best pushchair and car seat to keep your child safe.

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Mothercare goes into administration: what you need to know

Mothercare goes into administration: what you need to know

Mothercare is in talks with administrators. Find out what you need to know about shopping at the baby and child store, as well as your rights if you have recently bought from Mothercare and it goes into administration.

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What to pack for university

What to pack for university

Every parent wants their child to have the best possible start at university – and part of that is making sure they’ve packed everything they’ll need to settle in smoothly....

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10 baby products that parents rate and slate

10 baby products that parents rate and slate

When you’re forking out hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of pounds on buying baby essentials such as prams, buggies or car seats, it can be a welcome relief to know there...

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