How we bought a playground with pocket money

When you are on a tight budget, it can be hard to find the cash for “big” items for the kids. For example, we really wanted a swing and slide set for our garden. I didn’t necessarily want this to be a birthday or Christmas “present” as it would wipe

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Ways to save money on baby essentials

When I got pregnant, it was very much a surprise despite years of trying – we had come out the other side and given up for a while in order for me to settle in at a new job. Always the way or so I am told! Anyway, because of

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Is A Readybed Good Value for money?

When you first have a baby, the sheer amount of paraphernalia you have to cart around with you is just overwhelming, and more so if you happen to be staying the night elsewhere (note – camping with a 1 year old is even less fun than it sounds). However, after

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Can you really save money using cloth nappies?

Today I’m thrilled to have a guest post from Hayley at Miss Manypennies asking the question, can you save money using cloth nappies? This is a topic close to my heart as we used cloth nappies with my daughter who has recently potty trained, but we still seem to be

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