Wondering what Christmas present to buy for the new parents in your life? Trying to decide what to get your baby for Christmas? We have some great suggestions, all with a great discount!
Babies are expensive. In the first month alone you're looking at around £500 spent on nappies, food and related bits and bobs, so you should make savings wherever you can - especially on the pricey tech that can make your life easier. We've rounded up some great deals on baby tech below.
In the run up to Christmas 2019 and beyond you can expect to see lots of Baby Tech deals appearing on e-commerce sites such as Argos, Amazon, John Lewis, Very, Boots, and while they are still trading, you might still find some bargains at Mothercare and Mamas and Papas.
1. Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep
Now: £60 (£65.99 off)
The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine is a must-have for any new mum and dad. Rather than boil the kettle, mix the boiling water with the formula, and then wait for the milk to cool before giving it to your screaming baby (or babies) to drink, you can use the Perfect Prep to prepare the formula quickly and know that the milk will be the prefect temperature.
The Perfect Prep machine is particularly useful when you are thumbling around in the early hours trying to prepare a night-time feed.
Amazon has money off right now, so it's a great time to purchase one.
Amazon also has money off the more expensive black model. That unit has an RRP of £130 but is on sale for Black Friday at £87 here. That's £43 off.
2. AngelCare AC327 Baby Movement Monitor with Sound
From: Mamas & Papas
Now: £139.99 (£60 off)
This bundle includes an AngelCare movement sensor alongside a video monitor, so you can relax knowing you will know if your baby is crying, or if your baby doesn't move for 20 seconds.
The receiver has a 4.3in screen for parents to watch baby on (with night vision). Plus you can see the room temperature and talk to your baby via the unit. You can also pan and tilt the monitor and the range is 250 meters.
You can add an extra unit if you have more than one baby or child.
3. Motorola MBP50 Video Baby Monitor
Now: £99.99 (£50 off)
This Baby Monitor from Motorola has a 5in display that uses infra red so that you can see your baby even when it’s pitch black.
You can remotely control the camera, handy if you have more than one child in the room as you can angle it to see what’s going on in the other cot.
Another benefit of this unit is that it can play lullabies, which may help your baby sleep. You can also speak though the monitor - perhaps to tell your toddler to lay back down. There is also a temperature monitor.
The range is 300 meters - so you can carry the monitor around the house and maybe to the bottom of the garden and still hear what’s going on in the nursery. Data is encrypted so nobody can snoop on the broadcast.
4. Tommee Tippee Quick Cook Baby Food Steam Blender
Now: £89.99 (£20 off)
This Tommee Tippee contraption will steam and blend food for your baby - with a variety of textures for different weaning stages.
5. Lansinoh 2-in-1 Double Electric Breast Pump
Now: £119.99 (£45 off)
This dual breast pump from Lansinoh can be used with batteries or plugged in. Mums will be glad that none of their precious milk will end up caught up in the tubing thanks to the closed pumping system. There are two different phases that will help with milk flow.
6. Motorola MBP365 Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor
Now: £94.99 (£45 off)
Here's a discount on a Motorola baby monitor. With the MBP36S you can watch your baby (or babies) sleeping on the 3.5in screen, you can pan, tilt and zoom the camera. You can also play one of the five melodies via the monitor.
The unit also monitors room temperature - any parent knows it's hard to keep the temperature in the nursery cool enough in summer!
It has a range of up to 300 meters and you will hear an alert if you are out of range. You will also get a warning if the battery needs to be recharged.
You can purchase additional cameras if required for more than one bedroom.
7. Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor
Now: £130 (£15.57 off)
This Philips monitor has a 2.7in video screen, infra-red night vision, and the ability to play lullabies.
It also has a range of 50m indoors and 300m outside.
(Amazon had slightly more money off on Black Friday when it was £110).
8. Fisher-Price Rainforest Spacesaver Jumperoo
Now: £65.56 (£27.43 off)
There's a smaller version of the popular Rainforest Jumperoo. The Rainforest Spacesaver Jumperoo folds up, which is handy if your living room is full of baby stuff. Baby gets to jump and enjoy flashing lights, music and even play on the piano.
9. BT Video Baby Monitor 6000
Now: £94.99 (£35 off)
BT's Video Baby Monitor 6000 has a 5in screen for watching your baby sleeping, or crying, or climbing out of the cot, on. You can also see the temperature in the nursery.
There's a choice of five lullabies that will hopefully sooth your baby to sleep.
You also have a range of 250m outdoors - so you could probably get to the bottom of the garden, though not all the way down the road.
There's money off right now at Amazon.
10. Mamas & Papas Wave Rocker Baby Bouncer Chair - Wish Upon a Star
From: Mamas & Papas
Now: £59 (£30 off)
A chair that rocks is a great way to calm your baby, or even him or her it to go to sleep! There are three recline positions, four melodies, and a vibrate function. Plus, with Mamas & Papas in administration, you can get money off right now.
11. The Gro Company Gro-Egg Room Thermometer
Now: £13 (£11.99 off)
The Gro-Egg Room Thermometer not only monitors the temperature in the nursery - it glows a different colour depending on how warm it gets.
It's worth getting one if your monitor doesn't measure room temperature or if you just want a nightlight for the nursery.
12. The Gro Company Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer
Now: £22.99 (£12 off)
The Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer from the Gro Company is designed to help toddlers know when it is time to get up in the morning.
The Black Friday deal was £13.50 but now the price has returned to the £23 mark, which we tend to see this for.
13. Joie Serina 2 in 1 Swing - Abstract Arrows
Now: £129.99 (£20 off)
Joie is well known for car seats and prams, this is their swing seat. It's designed to swing front and back or side to side, and has six different speeds. There are also multiple recline positions. If you are struggling to get your baby to nap this may be the solution!
There's also an overhead toy bar with two toys to entertain them when you nip to the loo.
14. Braun ThermoScan 3 Thermometer
Now: £16.99 (£18 off)
No matter how you protect your baby from germs at some point you will have to face a cold, or worse. Find out how high their temperature is with this handy little gadget. We find it much easier to use than the flimsy film thermometer you have to hold on their forehead (because kids never stay still long enough for them to work!) This takes a second!
15. Nuby Natural Touch Bottle Warmer
Now: £10 (£6.99 off)
This handy gadget will warm up milk for your baby. Sure you could just pop it in the microwave, but that's not recommended because it can cause hot-spots where some milk is much hotter than the rest. This system means the milk is exactly the right temperature (which can be helpful if the baby suffers from collic).
16. HoMedics MyBaby On The Go SoundSpa
Now: £12.99 (£7 off)
This gadget should help baby fall asleep. It plays soothing white noise sounds, including heartbeat and the ocean.