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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ridiculously OVER-priced

Did you noticed that some baby products are ridiculously OVER-priced? Sure, some expensive products have superior quality but I do believe there are alternatives that can offer the same benefit at a fraction of the price. For example :

Exhibit # 1 : Baby bath seat

This ergonomically shaped bath support is very useful for first time mommies to bathe their child. You can have free reign of both your hands during bath time. Priced at Rm 70++ at Mothercare, but I got mine for only RM16.90 at Giant. :)Exhibit # 2 : Baby pouch / Baby carrier

The cheapest I found was RM50++. I sew mine (okay, my mom sew mine) using existing cloth at home which costs me...nothing!! :)

Exhibit # 3 : Swaddle

I am a firm believer of swaddling my baby (during the initial stage until 2 months++). Some people just use traditional napkins to swaddle their baby, but if your baby is as big as mine, the width of regular nappy is not sufficient. I've come across pretty and modern swaddle (Bumblebee, Kiddopotamus etc.) priced at RM35++ EACH and it just struck me as being obscenely OVERpriced. So, what I did was : I went to Kamdar/Nagoya and bought cotton flanel fabric with cutesy design, cut them in square, trim the edges (if you don't have the edging machine, you can always sent them to any tailor and get the edge trimmed for very reasonable price. nak tempah dengan saya pun boleh)

Exhibit # 3 : Birthday party crown

The cheapest I found was RM30. I made this myself for less than RM10. ;)

Being the thrifty person that I am, I chose to find cheaper alternative or to DIY. Very easy, I tell you. Wait for my step-by-step instruction on how to sew a baby pouch and how to make a birthday crown for your little girl.


.D d L a L a. said...

aku suke crown sara tu. tahun depan bday anak aku aku suh nko je buat.

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