Expectant Mums & Baby Items: How to Save in Spain
Rather than looking at the obvious options of second-hand items (clothes) or hiring (cots, prams, car seats), we’ve decided to offer a round-up of some of the bricks & mortar stores to be found in most Spanish towns and cities and online options where you can save money either if you’ve got a baby on the way or already have one.
Two of the main chain stores in Spain for pregnancy and baby items are Prenatal and Chicco. However, these don’t tend to be at the cheap end of the spectrum. With Prenatal you can register on their website and wait until you get a discount voucher offer by email, however at the moment Chicco doesn’t have this option.
Stores such as Kiabi and C&A offer maternity wear at affordable prices in Spain both in store and online. Kiabi even has a “under 10€” selection, which is great for summer. In order to find out when special offers are on, it’s a good idea to like all three stores on Facebook. For those sites that have a newsletter you should sign up as stores will generally send you special offers by e-mail to try to encourage you to make your first order.
For items such as car seats, prams, and other large items you could take a look at Toys R Us (Babies R Us). Again sign up for their newsletter to get information on special promotions and also each month they have a selection of vouchers which you can download or get the QR code straight to your smartphone.
Don’t forget to use price comparison sites for the more expensive articles. Try Kelkoo or Ciao, and, before making a decision, check for delivery costs as these may mean that the final cost is higher than buying in store, such as at El Corte Inglés where you’ll get free delivery.
For general baby items you can take a look at La Tienda de Mamá orTu Bebé 24h. Remember that all tend to have a high threshold for free delivery, but as some items (such as nappies) can be bought in bulk this shouldn’t be a problem.
At Bebitus you’ll get a 5€ permanent discount on all orders over 49€, as long as you include at least one pack of nappies per order, and free delivery with orders of over 65€. However, we suggest that you take a look at where you normally shop (Alcampo, Carrefour, etc) as their supermarkets or online shops may be cheaper when they have special offers.
For expectant mums living in the Barcelona or Madrid area, make sure you register for Caprabo’s “welcome baby basket” which comes with freebies and discount vouchers. The offer is only valid until your baby is one month old.
MSS Tip: One of the issues with online options in Spain is that not all sites offer a service to the Islands. So, if you live in the Balearics or Canaries, check out each site’s delivery terms and conditions before looking at their prices.