Best deals on baby products spring 2019
By Alison Potter
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. Our guide can help.
Having a baby is an exciting time, but money worries may creep in. We're here to help parents, grandparents and carers to save money when buying those baby essentials. Check out the raft of special offers and discounts we've found on pushchairs, child car seats, baby monitors and more.
We've scoured the deals on offer this month to find the lowest prices on Which? Best Buy products, or products that are only a few percentage points off being Best Buys. This means they've aced our rigorous lab tests for both safety and usability.
However, it's advisable to read the full review before you buy, to make sure it's the best product for you – just follow the link in the model name to find out more about each item.
Best baby car seat deals
As a car seat is such an essential safety product for babies and children, we don't advise buying one online without seeing it first.
It’s important to be able to examine a car seat in person, where you also have the opportunity to ask questions about how best to use it, as well as have it expertly installed by someone who is specially trained.
Some retailers will let you buy online and pick it up in store, which means you can still get it fitted into your car when you go to the shop to collect it.
Although a car seat can seem like an expensive purchase, when you consider how many uses you will get out of it, some seats actually cost around 20p a day when you factor in four years of use.
We’d recommend checking our reviews to find out how a car seat copes in our crash tests before you spend any money.
Our crash tests include a front and side-impact crash, and we combine the results from these two tests with expert assessments based on how easy the seat is to install, and how well it will support your baby or child.
We also look at how much of a risk there is of misuse. An incorrectly fitted car seat, could potentially affect the protection it will provide in a crash. We've seen car seats which, despite being approved by the current testing standards, fail Which? crash tests – these Don't Buy car seats should be avoided at all costs.
See our car-seat shopping checklist to help you avoid common mistakes and make sure you get the right seat for your needs.
Visit our Best Buy car seat reviews to pick one that gets a high score in our testing.
Car seat deals
This excellent quality baby car seat is approved to the latest i-Size/R129 regulations. You can recline the seat to create a flatter position for your baby to travel in, not only when it's used in the car, but also when it's attached to a travel system pushchair. Many car seat experts say this is the best position for small babies to travel in, but a flatter car seat can also help to ensure your baby's head doesn't loll forward during a snooze. It was £250, but you can save £50 at one retailer at the moment, making it £200.
This i-Size Group 1/toddler seat comes with an innovative swivel action. It can be used with babies from around four months to four years old (61cm to 105cm) and can be used rear-facing until your baby reaches two years of age. The handy swivelling seat should make getting your little one in and out of the car much easier. Log in to find out where to head to save £96 on this car seat, bringing the cost down to £279 (Usually £375).
Best pushchair deals
You'll find all manner of buggies on the market these days, from city three-wheelers to sturdy all-terrain pushchairs.
Whichever option you choose, a Best Buy pushchair will make life easier, being both safe and easy to use. However, we generally don’t recommend buying car seat and pushchair bundles, as it’s important to consider each purchase carefully to ensure you’re choosing the best possible products for your child.
Here are some of the best pushchair deals we've spotted – just follow the link to read our full review of each buggy.
Read our Best Buy pushchair reviews for more models that have scored well during testing.
Best pushchair deals
This Best Buy is practical and easy to use, plus it has a convertible seat unit that can be adapted into a carrycot, which makes it suitable to use from birth and means that you don’t need to store a carrycot separately. As well as being a feature-packed pushchair, it comes with a lot of extras, including a rain cover, apron, car seat adaptors, seat and mattress for bassinet mode. It will typically set you back £500, but we’ve found one retailer selling it for £300 and another for a jaw-dropping £160.
This Best Buy stroller is compact yet feature-packed. It ticks a lot of boxes for new parents and those who want to trade in a bulky travel-system pushchair for something more lightweight. The big seat is a selling point, as is an extra-large hood and this easy-to-use stroller is currently on offer with £74 off the usual price of £199, bringing it down to just £125. Log in to find out which Best Buy this is and where to get it from.
This popular 3-in-1 travel system pushchair is currently on offer as a four piece bundle for just £318, instead of £636. For this you'll get the pushchair, a carrycot, car seat adaptors to turn it into a travel-system, and a cup holder. This pushchair does the basics really well. It's suitable for newborns and is compatible with several popular car seat and is available in a beautiful sage green. Read the full review to find out if this bargain is worth grabbing.
Best deals on baby monitors
There's no point buying a baby monitor if it doesn't cover the whole range of your house and garden, and poor sound or picture quality can be a nightmare on mediocre models. Our baby monitor reviews separate the best from the rest.
If you’re thinking about buying a smart baby monitor that connects to your wi-fi, it’s important to bear in mind how secure it is.
For wi-fi baby monitors we test for any security vulnerabilities you may need to know about, such as unsecured data or weak password requirements, and whether any data could be intercepted.
For monitors that have wi-fi, video or audio capabilities, we also check sound and picture quality, as well as range and signal strength.
Below are some good deals on baby monitors – click the links to find out whether they're suitable for you.
To discover other great models, read our Best Buy baby monitor reviews.
Baby monitor deals
This Best Buy Video baby monitor has a large colour screen for keeping an eye (and ear) on your baby. You can control the camera remotely and even play a lullaby to soothe them at nap time. It's an excellent choice and the highest-scoring baby monitor currently on test. It's excellent in terms of range, battery life and ease of use. Best of all, you can pick this up for £103.99, saving £26 of the usual price at this retailer at the moment.
This user-friendly Best Buy video baby monitor is at the higher end of the price range, but it is feature-packed and includes a movement sensor that alerts you if your child is still for longer than 20 seconds. It also has night vision, 2x zoom, a temperature monitor and a vibration mode to let you know if your baby needs you when the sound is turned down. Bargain hunters will be pleased to hear that it’s reduced from £180 down to £119 at this retailer.
Prices correct as of 20 March 2019. Deals and prices are subject to change.