Shopping For Your Baby Nursery Online – The Dos And Don’ts
Save those tired, pregnant legs trekking all over town from one baby shop to another, and shop for your baby nursery online. You’ll find everything imaginable on the internet, from the big ticket items to the smallest of finishing touches. It can be a bit overwhelming at times, so here are some great tips for things to buy, and what not to buy when shopping for your baby nursery online.
Local suppliers on the world wide web
Do consider searching local suppliers when shopping for nursery décor online. Large items can be sent via ground transport courier, which should keep your delivery time and costs down, plus there’s no currency exchange rate to deal with! At Petit Luxe Bebe we have an amazing range of items to complement your baby’s room décor. We have great Australian made manchester and bedding for girls, boys and neutral tones. Complete the look with our personalised wall hangings or a mobile to entertain your baby.
Overseas Shops Selling Online
Do consider overseas suppliers, examining variables like delivery time, overall cost (including currency exchange rates and delivery costs), returns policy and of course the quality of the item itself. Don’t purchase from them if the item doesn’t meet Australian safety standards, regardless of the price. Australian Standards apply to many baby items including dummies, child restraints (car seats), cots, clothing including nightwear for children, prams and strollers, toys and many other baby and child items.
Second Hand Items
Do consider second hand, or hand-me-down items, whether they be purchased via a website like eBay or Gumtree, or given to you by family or friends. Some things your baby will only use or wear for such a short time it makes no sense to spend lots of money on these things, like a baby bath, or play clothes for example. Any second hand items should be thoroughly checked out before use, but pay special attention to commonly reused equipment like cots, mattresses, prams or car seats due to the safety implications for using faulty equipment.
Do consider shopping online for your baby nursery while you are still pregnant, and plan to have the items delivered before the baby is due to arrive. This will give you the opportunity to assemble that cot, wash the sheets and clothes, and arrange all the toys before bringing baby home. Or if it’s too late for that, and baby is already here, you might like to consider enlisting someone else to do those jobs so you can spend time bonding with your beautiful new baby.
Compare and Save!
Do consider shopping online as you could save thousands by comparing prices between competitors. Performing the same checks in person could have your poor, pregnant feet swollen to the size of footballs before you’ve made it to the second shop. Plus, online shopping is available 24 hours a day – perfect for the midnight insomnia attacks!
So, what are you waiting for? Check out the world wide web to find the perfect pieces for your baby nursery, online!