When I was pregnant with my first child, I was one of THOSE mums-to-be.
You know – the ones who go a little bit overboard when it comes to baby supplies and decking out the nursery.
Baby wipe warmers? Shut up and take my money.
Stuffed animals? I bought more than North West probably has at home.
So as a consequence, I probably spent the equivalent of my baby’s future degree on unnecessary ‘stuff’ that we barely even used.
If I could do it all again? I’d just head to my nearest Big W and pick up the essentials from their adorable Dymples range.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof that you definitely can get everything you need for your baby’s nursery for less than $200.
1. The cot – $49.
The cot is one of the first things excited parents-to-be buy for their baby. It’s understandable – it’s one of the most symbolic baby purchases you can make.
But the cot doesn’t have to cost a week’s wage.
Big W’s Dymples Portacot is a steal at $49. Yes, you read that correctly.
This one’s a travel cot for babies on the move, so it’s easy to assemble, easy to clean and comes with a carry case for easy storage and transportation.
2. The sheets – $15.
Next up – sheets. And no, your baby doesn’t need 7000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets spun from pure gold.
All they’ll need is the Dymples 3 Piece Cot Sheet Set for $15.
It includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcase, and is made of polyester and cotton – so your baby will be comfortable (without you going broke).