Shop at the hypermarket
It may not be the ultimate five-star shopping experience, but hypermarkets stock quality clothes at reasonable prices. Babies outgrow them quite quickly, so why spend more when you can save it for later?
Check on discount markets
Dubai has its fair share of markets and savers’ paradise events. But there are also plenty of online saving havens for second-hand products too, including Dubai-based Baby Bazaar on www.babybazaar.org.
Rent, do not buy
Have visitors or need that one item for a limited amount of time? www.rentacrib.ae has a wide selection and they offer pick-up and drop-off services for your convenience.
Borrow and swap with friends
Some of your friends may have had babies and will probably have a thing or two they can loan to you or swap. Do not be afraid to ask. Save hand-me-downs from your first child to pass on to your younger children or swap them with friends.
Be coupon savvy
Subscribe to discount newsletters like Marhababy, which will welcome your newborn with a free gift box. Be sure to check websites like www.groupon.ae and www.cobone.com too and you can also go for Preloved items from www.dubizzle.com, www. momsouq.com and www.weebaby.com, to help you save, save, save!
Try being in a Group
If you live in a gated community, check the availability of groups on the Facebook page where a lot of buying and selling happens along with the basic training.This will also help you make new friends and enhance your circle.
Also, try and attend free sessions like Parent’s connect and Mummy’s Circle organised by Aster Nurture for free goodie bags filled with loads of surprises for you and your little one.