Win a baby changing bag

Aldi have some great news for mums and mum-to-be. From 18th September they will have a range of lovely goods in store while stocks last as part of their Special Buys range.

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When you are expecting, you want to look great but don’t want to invest huge amounts in clothing that by its very nature is short-term. The ultimate capsule wardrobe for the mum-to-be includes leggings, fashion tops and dresses all at amazingly affordable prices. What’s not to love about a Maternity dress for just £11.99?

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Aldi will be every mum’s beat friend with padded Nursing Bras for £6.99, non-wired for comfort and not missing out on style with pretty lace detailing.

Out and about

Check out Aldi’s stylish waterproof Baby Changing Bag for £14.99 complete with lots of pockets for the multitude of things you need with you when you leave the house with baby.

Baby and Toddler

Welcome a new baby with Bramble Bear, Bonnie Bunny and Country Creatures gift sets at just £9.99. The presents include a photo album, frame and brilliant bunting.

Make sure your baby is comfy and cosy thanks to Aldi’s great-value range of cotton-rich clothing. Including Baby Socks 5 Pack (£2.49), Baby Bodies 3 Pack (£2.79), Baby Sleepsuits 3 Pack (£3.99) and Baby 3-Piece Set (£6.99)

For toddlers there are Infants’ Jeans (£3.99), Infants’ Tights (£1.99) and Toddlers’ Canvas Boots and Shoes (£4.49)

Aldi are not forgetting the important of learning through play with brightly coloured Build ‘n’ Learn (£6.99) and Puzzle Car (£3.99), or the Colour Me Playhouse (£7.99).

Aldi’s Specialbuys go in-store every Thursday and Sunday and are only available while stocks last.


One lucky reader has the chance to win an Aldi Specialbuys Baby Changing Bag from the new range by leaving a comment telling me their top tips on preparing to have a baby for parents to-be.

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T’s & C’s

The winner will be picked at random on 14th September 2014 and notified by 15th September 2014. . Delivery of the prize will be by 30th September.

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 years and over only.

Prize will be as listed while stocks last. In event that stock is unavailable; the same value will be given in Aldi vouchers.

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  1. Spencer Broadley September 9, 2014 / 6:38 am

    Make sure the house is all hoovered and cleaned, then when the good day happens, you dont have any worries when you get home – also make loads of easy food like mince dishes and freeze them in those plastic tubs u get from takeaways – Believe me, both of those things go a long way when you get home – hardly any housework or cooking to do

  2. victoria thurgood September 9, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Have the cot set up ready and a tidy house

  3. Erica Price September 9, 2014 / 9:39 am

    Get sorted and tidy before baby arrives as you won’t have time

  4. iain maciver September 9, 2014 / 10:11 am

    subscribed, fandabidozy giveaway, be organized

  5. MICHELLE AUSTIN September 9, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Make sure you start getting supplies in very early in the pregnancy. Stock up on nappies, get all the stuff in the nursery set up and make sure you have more than one of you to work the nightshift.

  6. Chrissie Curtis September 9, 2014 / 10:29 am

    I would love to know! Being organised and lots of lists has helped us so far…

  7. tracey thompson September 9, 2014 / 10:30 am

    never say never…….when baby arrives it all goes out the window

  8. LIZ DOODY September 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

    Spend quality time with your partner and get plenty of sleep!

  9. Rebecca September 9, 2014 / 11:27 am

    Make sure everything is organised well in advance in case baby makes an early arrival and to help you relax in the last couple of weeks 🙂

  10. Kristy Smith September 9, 2014 / 11:30 am

    Ive had 4 children and i dont think you can ever be fully prepared but as long as you have everything you need for the baby you will be ok.

  11. felicity smith September 9, 2014 / 11:38 am

    do everything earlier than the last minute – more hands make light work too 🙂

  12. laura stewart September 9, 2014 / 11:55 am

    sleep when they sleep

  13. Tracy Nixon September 9, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Make and freeze lots of meals so you don’t have to worry about cooking when the baby arrives!

  14. karen cowley September 9, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    get everything pre pared , ready for when baby arrives , get the moses basket ready etc, and enjoy every moment x

  15. Leanne Lunn September 9, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Try not to over buy it is so easy to get caught up in the moment and buy lots of things you will never use.

  16. Leanne Lunn September 9, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Subscribed 🙂

  17. Amanda A September 9, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    Batch cook loads of meals, divide them into portions and pop in tupperware tubs and pop in the freezer.
    Once baby arrives there will be no time (or energy) to cook from scratch and if you are breastfeeding then you need to eat well to produce good quality milk – these nutritious meals will help – simply remove from freezer that day! 🙂

  18. Laura September 9, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    I think it’s good to stock up on this like wipes etc when they are on sale as you going to be using them for the next 2 years

    Laura x

  19. Rachel Craig September 9, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    Take care of yourself, each other (partner, family, friends). A first baby can be so exciting, remember to get sufficient rest, sleep, nutrition and hydration (fluids). Be practical, as you can quickly run out of space. Storage can be a bonus. Try to get organised prior to the little ones arrival. So that you can settle into family life with joy in your heart.

  20. Sandra Lane September 9, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    My niece is expecting her first child and is struggling with her finances so this would be a lovely surprise for her.

  21. Mummy Fever September 9, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Spend a day cooking and freeze meals so you have at least 2 weeks worth of healthy meals already prepared!

  22. kellyjo walters September 9, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    plenty of food stock ready

  23. Natasha Mairs September 9, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    make sure you have your hospital bag packed very early about 2 months before your due date, just in case. And don’t forget to pack snacks for by you and your partner and a spare t-shirt for him

  24. Kim Neville September 9, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    Get everything organised beforehand, freeze lots of meals and get as much sleep when you can as will be exhausted

  25. nicola clarkson September 9, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    stock up on baby supplies

  26. Jenna Parrington September 10, 2014 / 12:04 am

    Don’t worry and don’t panic. Enjoy your time before the baby arrives but once they do trust your instincts x

  27. Laura Harding September 10, 2014 / 11:55 am

    Borrow as much as you can because they grow out if everything so quickly! Also – rest as much as possible to make the early days easier x

  28. Harriet September 10, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Stock up on sleep!

  29. Helen Trow September 10, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    Spend time together as a couple and enjoy time on your own before baby comes – it’s hard to grab those special moments afterwards x

  30. Keith Hunt September 10, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    You dont need everything new or a top brand.

  31. Grant September 10, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Go out for meals and spend time together. It’s the last change you’ll get for a long time…

  32. vicky M September 10, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    get plenty of sleep!

  33. katie skeoch September 10, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    It gets easier the second time around! But for first time mums don’t worry and take all help offered!

  34. IZZY September 10, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    ask for help when needed and make sure you plan a little something now and then for yourself (go get nails done, meet up with friend for hour or so for a coffee) remember your not just a mum!

  35. tracy sinclair September 10, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    Get as much sleep and rest as you can, make the most of it and accept any offer of help from friends and family, cooking, shopping, housework x

  36. Jessica Powell September 10, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Buy the things you need in bit by bit – that way it’s not a big rush!

  37. Natalie Crossan September 10, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    you’ll never be a “perfect” mum, you’ll never be 100% prepared, your house will never look the same again. Just enjoy your last moments of pregnancy and your baby and try not to stress x

  38. Claire Holmes September 10, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    Be well rested and do listen to other peoples advice but understand that what works for one baby might not work for yours so it is about finding your own way of doing things that work best for you and your baby.

  39. Julie Henderson September 11, 2014 / 4:41 am

    have your hospital bag prepared a few months before

  40. kayleigh Bates September 11, 2014 / 6:54 am

    I don’t think theres a way to truely prepare for a baby. No matter what it’s like a tiny bomb going off in your world Lol It’s handy to have some meals in your freezer though so you don’t have to resort to expensive takeaways in your fog of exhaustion

  41. lucy dady September 11, 2014 / 8:44 am

    prepare and organise but be prepared for your outlook and priorities to change after youve had your baby.that perfectly organised baby wardrobe might seem vital now but when youve had your littkle one you’ll be eternally grateful to have any clean clothes at all!xx

  42. Lorraine Tinsley September 11, 2014 / 10:42 am

    I don’t anything really prepares you, but try and get plenty of easy to cook food in. Be prepared for some mess and don’t try to plan how your baby is going to be they will have their own timetable and agenda!

  43. Stephanie Tsang September 11, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Get lots of rest and as much help around the house as possible. Also pack your hospital bags early.

  44. sandra b September 11, 2014 / 11:34 am

    Buy things each month before hand, build up a nice little supply of necessary items ready for when you need them…:)

  45. maxine m partridge September 11, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    make sure you have everything sorted before you need it as once the baby is here you dont want the hassle

  46. Diana Socha September 11, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    sleep when they sleep

  47. Rachel white September 11, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    Splash out on some quality pamper items for yourself for when you arrive home too 🙂

  48. Tracey F September 11, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Prepare as much as you can as you won’t be able to do much when the baby arrives. Rest too! Listen to advice from others but use your own instincts – its your baby after all.

  49. nicci cowdell-murray September 11, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    be prepared, as you cant trust your hubby to remember anything lol … make sure house is clean and washings done before baby arrives as you wont feel like doing it for a while after

  50. Farhana September 11, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    Freeze some food closer to due date

  51. Sarah Pybus September 11, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Don’t worry about what you think you should be doing, do what suits you and baby!
    Sleep when they sleep and let your cleaning standards slip a little

  52. sian hallewell September 11, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Baby will consume your lives 24 x 7 for the first few weeks, while you can do practical things like freeze dinners ready its important that you need to prepare yourselves for this huge change. Consider, if you can arrange to have a coffee date with your partner when a doting grandparent minds the new arrival for an hour and you and your partner just take those minutes to support each other through what is a physically & emotionally exhausting time. You will be surprised at the difference it makes just takeing an hour a week for the first few months to spend together without baby.

  53. Laura Asplin September 11, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Talk to friends who have children and find out about their experiences.

  54. leigh boyle September 11, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    dont over buy they dont stay little for long!

  55. k dunn September 11, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    make sure you know how to fit the car seat and how to work the pram!!

  56. k dunn September 11, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    i have subscribed : )

  57. Jo Booth September 12, 2014 / 11:17 am

    do all the jobs you need to do around the house before you have your baby. Even though you are off on maternity leave, you’ll find there’s little time for jobs around the house !

  58. Janet Thornton September 12, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Don’t listen to other peoples birth stories unless you want to hear them,they can often be exaggerated.Every birth is unique.I’ve had 4 children and they were all different experiences.

  59. Julie Ward September 12, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Have grandmas on the ready, no we dont all interfere. lol

  60. Lauren September 12, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    Freeze lots of dinner portions so cooking is simple for the first few weeks.

  61. Ms Suan Watts September 13, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Fill the freezer with easy to cook meals

  62. andrea lloyd September 13, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    well prepared with babys stuff,house ready and take all the help from family and friends

  63. Mary Chez September 13, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    Try to be organised .Stock up the freezer with easy to cook meals . Remember to enjoy the moment because it goes by far too quickly

  64. Mary Chez September 13, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    Subscribed by e mail

  65. samj September 14, 2014 / 6:59 am

    Get stocked up in wipes and nappies and muslin clothes

  66. emma thackery September 14, 2014 / 9:23 am

    sleep when the baby sleeps

  67. Sue McCarthy September 14, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  68. Clint Howat September 14, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Make sure the house is all hoovered and cleaned.

  69. Kay Panayi September 14, 2014 / 4:03 pm

    Make lots of lists

  70. Helen Garner September 14, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Make sure you take time to chill out and relax before the baby arrives as you won’t have much chance afterwards

  71. RACHAEL JONES September 14, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    being organised for that first night home is key … have everything ready so its stress free , if u have other kids that are being looked after by someone else while baby arives then that person is responsible for making sure that they have daily household buys like milk n bread waiting with the kidds for you so no other detours are needed that night .

  72. Joanna Sawka September 14, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    get everything ready before baby arrives

  73. Kerry Lethbridge September 14, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    Sleep lots before they arrive

  74. Hekna September 14, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    I am a Mum-to-be and am preparing by making lists of things to have and to have ready. I’m planning to have everything washed and ready to go in the last few weeks and have my hospital bag packed well in advance!

  75. claire fawkner September 14, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    Stock up on all the essentials, cook lots of meals that you can freeze in advance and get plenty of rest!

  76. Antonia Rookley September 14, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Trust one another. Bringing up baby will test that like nothing before!

  77. carla September 15, 2014 / 7:55 am

    Be prepared to be flexible with your idea on how things will go. Have LOs clothes cot etc ready from around 30weeks

  78. Becca Staples September 15, 2014 / 9:35 am

    Don’t over buy and always take others advise on what they found useful and what was a waste of money x

  79. jessica newman September 15, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Trust your motherly instincts

  80. jen louise jackson September 15, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Buy supplies weekly in the lead up to the birth – saves the last minute rush

  81. Laura Whittle September 15, 2014 / 11:48 am

    Don’t go spending mad – they won’t wear half the clothes you buy and supermarket brand nappies and wipes are just as good.

  82. donna jones September 15, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    fill your freezer with meals

  83. Pam Francis Gregory September 15, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Get everything ready!

  84. liz ferguson September 15, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    Try and buy plenty of supplies before the baby arrives!

  85. Tracey Tedford September 15, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Always go with your own instinct, mum(and dad) know best

  86. LEE HARDY September 15, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    Make sure house is clean & tidy. Also catch up on sleep when you can.

  87. Eve Burke September 15, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Sounds cliche – but sleep!!!!

  88. Clare S September 15, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    Make sure you have plenty of support. You won’t want lots of company but you really do need the help!

  89. sharon oliver September 15, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    prepare meals for yourself

  90. Tara Davies September 15, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Get as much sleep as you can while you still have chance!

  91. Lara Davis September 15, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Make extra food and freeze it xx

  92. Jennifer Jack September 15, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    buy plenty of body suits etc , and bibs for baby, get everything in nursery such as crib etc sorted out Moses basket

  93. Joanne Clough September 15, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    buy baby toiletries when on offer in with your weekly shop amazing how much you can collect before baby is born, also have some frozen prepared meals you might not want to stand to long cooking after the birth

  94. jackie chapman September 15, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    make a list of the essentials and have it all ready a few weeks in advance.

  95. emma weaver September 15, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Try to be organised and have a routine.

  96. aideen patel September 15, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    buy & design unisex 🙂

  97. Carroll Marsh September 15, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    My Top Tip is Buy lots of Nappies,baby wipes and sudocrem,as You will be surprised at the cost of all these items!!When Baby arrives always sleep when Baby sleeps and Don’t worry especially for the first 6 months about having an Immaculate Home or Looking Immaculate!!YOU need to Recuperate after what you have been through!!Look after yourself Too!!And husband feed baby in the night,and change the Nappy!!Above all else Stay calm and feel the LOVE!x

  98. Naomi Buchan September 16, 2014 / 12:45 am

    Don’t stress, the worst thing is to read every baby book and be obsessed with timelines for progress, they develop at their own rate so just enjoy it (and grab a nap whenever you can) xxx

  99. Naomi Buchan September 16, 2014 / 12:47 am

    I have subscribed xxx

  100. Natalie Crossan September 16, 2014 / 12:50 am

    I have subscribed – horrah! xx

  101. Jill f September 16, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    Just enjoy the time before the baby arrives don’t try and rush it away

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