Best deals on baby products for September 2019
By Hannah Fox
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
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.
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.
We’d recommend checking our pick of the best child car seats to find out how a car seat copes in our crash tests before you spend any money.
We crash test every car seat we review, putting each through a front and side-impact crash to find the best.
Car seat deals
This multi-group car seat uses an impact shield, rather than a harness, to secure your child into the seat. The seat itself is held in place with the car's seatbelt. We've crash tested this car seat multiple times and assessed how easy it is to use. It's also reduced from £220 to £154 - that's £66 off the retail price. Read our full test review to find out all you need to know and where to buy it.
This i-Size car seat has a 360-degree swivel base, which can be activated with one hand to enable you to get your child into and out of the seat easily, which in theory means less back strain. Its rearward facing up to 105cm, which is about four years old, and has a safety feature to prevent babies from being turned forward-facing too soon. It's currently reduced from £299 to £269.
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, one of the models we've named a best pushchair will make life easier, being both safe and easy to use.
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.
Best pushchair deals
This pushchair is suitable from birth and can be used as a pram, pushchair and travel system. It's currently on offer with a massive £131 off its usual price. Find out if this well-priced convertible double buggy is a good addition to your family as well as a bargain by reading the full test review.
There’s the option of using the seat unit, carrycot or car seat with this stroller, plus the seat can be world or parent-facing. It’s capable on most surfaces thanks for the large all-terrain wheels and all-wheel suspension, and it’s easy to use thanks to the one-hand fold and recline. It will set you back £399 at most retailers, however it can be found online for £249, saving you £150.
This pushchair features a lie-flat seat with an ergonomically designed backrest that allows air to flow. It can be used with a car seat as part of a travel system. Silver Cross says it's the perfect pushchair, but is it? It's currently reduced from £250 to £200 online. Read the full review to find out what you'll get for your money.
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, see our pick of the best baby monitors.
Baby monitor deals
This digital monitor has a big five-inch colour screen for keeping an eye (and ear) on your baby. You can control the camera remotely, check the temperature in the nursery and even play a lullaby to your baby to soothe them at bedtime. It's currently on offer online reduced from £150 to £135.
This fairly pricey baby monitor comes with a wide range of features, which we put to the test, as well as assessing how it fares in terms of sound and picture quality. It's currently half price, with a tempting £103 off the original price. Read our full review to discover the brand of this baby monitor and how it's scored in our testing.
Prices correct as of 30 August 2019. Deals and prices are subject to change.