'If you holiday in Europe, check local supermarkets for beakers, toys and clothes. It's often cheaper but also, they have a great selection,' she adds.
Also, your baby won't be keeping clothes clean, so buy budget brands if you don't have hand-me-downs - they'll last for as long as you need them to last and during sales, they're a steal. Tesco, George, M&S outlet and H&M are especially good. You might also want to invest in an alternative to detergent like the Ecoegg which can last for up to 720 washes, working out at just 3p a wash.