Baby Clubs For the Expecting Couple
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Welcome to babyclubs.org, the website that features all kinds of information for you and your baby. On this site, you will find helpful articles that introduce you to some aspects of caring for your baby that you may not have thought of, but which we are sure you will find useful!
We take a look at online baby clubs, which are a great way to save money when a new baby arrives. Not only that, they can also be a useful source of information and friendship for both new and experienced parents. And did you know about baby clubs with free gifts? If you didn’t, you may be missing out on some fantastic free offers, like free nappies and even free baby food! We also look at some practical aspects of bringing up baby, with articles on important topics such as daycare in my area, baby sitters and health insurance newborn.
Baby Clubs What Are They?
Baby clubs are usually run by companies that specialize in baby products such as nappies and baby food, and also by toy companies and manufacturers of push chairs and other essential items of baby equipment. They are often associated with a shopping site or shopping chain, so members receive notification of sales and special offers. Best of all, members receive regular baby coupons that can be exchanged for all kinds of baby supplies at a discount. When you have joined one of these clubs, you may never have to pay the full price for many vital items necessary for the care of your baby.
These days, most big supermarket chains run their own clubs. With so many well known and reputable companies running baby clubs, you should be able to make substantial savings at a time when you will almost certainly need to be watching the pennies! And don’t forget that there is no limit to the number you can join. You can look around to find all the most useful deals around and sign up to as many clubs as you please.
Most of the “big name” clubs offer integrated online shopping. This makes it a lot easier to use your coupons. You can simply enter an online coupon code on the club website then sit back and wait for your items to be delivered right to your front door.
So these clubs clearly offer great advantages in terms of saving money and convenience, but there is a lot more to discover about them. You will find other important and useful services on offer. For instance, many offer online libraries of parenting information that could be a tremendous help to new parents. You will be able to find good, up-to-date information and parenting advice on the club website which you can freely access at any time. For example, you could find information on daycares in my area, baby sitters or health insurance newborn. This is a particularly valuable service, as you may not feel like going to the library or bookshop during the first few weeks after a new baby arrives! If you join an online club while you are pregnant, you may receive plenty of useful advice and information about what to expect during the rest of your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby, which can be an important source of help and support.
Like their real-life counterparts, they can also introduce an important social dimension through online forums. Having other people to talk to who have gone through the same experiences can help with the feelings of isolation that often come as new parents adjust to life with a newborn baby. New parents are able to share news, advice and to find out what other mums and dads are saying through online diaries or forum posts. Later on, when you have some parenting experience of your own, you will be able to offer support to other struggling new parents that need some friendly advice. You may never meet your online friends in person, but you can still form rewarding “virtual” friendships.
Interestingly, I learned about a great local NYC rug cleaning company whose expertise is in cleaning oriental and Persian rugs from a Baby Club support group started from former UK Baby Club members. Our little was had colic for the first three months and often would throw up mummy's milk everywhere. Our oriental rug in the bedroom was often the recipient of the curdled looking milk. We would clean up the mess, but were concerned that we show have a professional look to see if it should have further cleaning. Six months elapsed before we call the highly recommended family owned rug cleaning business. A person was sent over to assess the damage. During the visit he noted that the rug which was a family heirloom had some worn sections and really needed new fringe. He had artisans who would do all the reconstruction work by hand. When the rug came back it was once its beautiful self. They used organic soaps to clean the rug which we really appreciated. No chemical smell for our little bundle of love. As first time parents we really appreciated the support from our Baby Club support group whether it was suggesting ways to calm down a colicky baby or having a rug cleaned.
Finding Baby Clubs
Finding baby clubs to join offers new parents some fantastic opportunities not only to save money but also to make new friends when your new baby arrives. And best of all, there are many baby clubs that offer freebies and samples of just the kind of baby products that you will need during those first weeks and months of your new baby’s life. There are clubs to join that are run by companies that make products such as baby food and nappies, not to mention toy companies and manufacturers of essential items of baby equipment like prams and pushchairs. You will also find that some clubs are often associated with big shopping chains and supermarkets. Since there is no limit to the number of clubs you can join, you can easily see that this is a great way to find the best deals and offers around!
There are several ways to find out about baby clubs to join. Parenting and baby magazines will give details of baby clubs you can sign-up to and you will also be able to get information from your doctor. As most clubs operate online, the most direct method of finding out about them is simply to go online yourself and research the most suitable baby clubs to join for your particular requirements.
Some of the main clubs to consider would be amongst the major retailers and supermarkets such as:
- Toys r Us
- Cow & Gate
You can check out our other pages for more information on these and what kind of benefits you can expect when joining those clubs. There are a plethora of clubs to join and it’s worth doing as much searching as possible for others out of the main stream. This is a highly competitive market where so many companies are vying for your custom, so take advantage of that fact. Of course it may be a difficult time to do such research when you have your hands full with your little arrival but it’s worth it and if you can plan in advance and do this before your child is born even better.
Signing up to baby clubs to join really couldn’t be any simpler. All you have to do is to fill in an online form and that’s it! You will need to supply a valid email address in order to receive notification of new offers, and you will also have to give your postal address for sending all those great gifts, freebies and samples to. You will probably be asked to give the age of your child or children so that the club can send you offers appropriate to their age. Once you have signed up to a few baby clubs to join, you can simply sit back and wait for those great offers to come rolling in!
What exactly are baby coupons and baby vouchers? Find out how they can help to save money on all kinds of baby products.
We all know that having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of anyone’s life, However, it can quickly become very expensive. Not only are there all those essential items of baby equipment, like pushchairs, prams and cots to think about, there are also ongoing, everyday costs such as nappies, wipes and baby food. Anything that can help to ease the financial strain a little is sure to be welcome, and many new parents are finding that baby coupons are a great way to save money.
A good way to find coupons is to go straight to the websites of companies that make baby products like nappies, baby food and other similar items. They will be only too pleased to put you on their mailing list so that you can be kept informed of special offers, free gifts and coupons and vouchers. Some companies may even send you regular newsletters to keep you up to date with all the latest special offers. All you have to do is to go to their websites and submit your address.
Sign up for voucher sites! There are a number of these around. Besides being able to check for current discount vouchers for baby products from the main retailers and supermarkets, you can elect to be emailed when vouchers become available for the companies you are interested in.
Also did you realise that when companies release offers, vouchers or coupons in magazines, newspapers or leaflets you do not actually have to have got hold of one. Providing you can walk into the outlet you can ask the staff for any coupons currently on offer, which they have to give to you. You can then simply hand them back and get your discount. This is of course not so easy when you are dealing online as you will be asked to put in a code usually at checkout and if you don’t have one then you’re stuck.
Baby coupons are often given away free with newspapers and magazines. Be sure to check out parenting and baby magazines in particular as these will often give away coupons. Another useful tip is to look out for promotional codes in advertisements that can be redeemed on the websites of manufacturers of baby supplies and equipment.
You can also look out for sites that offer printable baby coupons. These can be accessed on the Internet then simply printed out directly from your computer printer. All you need to do is to redeem your coupons at participating retail outlets.
If you’ve got a smartphone there are a number of apps available which provide a great way to keep updated with the latest coupons and offers for babies. Have a look at the free gifts page where we provide a list of some of the major clubs you can check out. With just a little time and effort, finding baby coupons is easy, and it’s a great way to save money.