I’m a passive, open minded, down-to-earth sort of person which I feel those around me understand that I will listen to everything they say. (Although my husband would say I’m a terrible listener and my attention span is only seconds)  I call it selective hearing. J When it came to falling pregnant I had advice coming from all angles: my two best friends, friends without kids, mother-in-law, my sister, fellow mums, my husband’s friends who were already fathers, neighbours and strangers.  Not to mention the information I looked up online through Google and the handy pregnancy apps:

What to Expect

BabyCenter

Ovia Pregnancy

But like everything I do in my life, I will listen and then choose my own way to tackle the situation.  And setting up a nursery was no different.  So here is my method of setting up a nursery for TWINS on a budget!!

Item Brand Source My Cost Retail Price
Cot Bebe Care Gumtree $400 $579 Baby Bunting
Modular Changer Bebe Care $99.95 Baby Bunting
Bassinet Grotime $299 Baby Bunting
4 Drawer Chest Bebe Care $579 Baby Bunting
Book Case Bebe Care $349 Baby Bunting
Toy Box Bebe Care $299 Baby Bunting
Zanzibar Nursery 6 piece Set Kidsline Gumtree $100 $169.95 Baby Kingdom
Nappy Hangers x 3 Kidsline $29.95 x3 Baby Kingdom
Washing Baskets (Hamper) x 2 Kidsline $44.95 x2 Baby Kingdom
Lamp Kidsline $89.95 Baby Kingdom
3 Sided cot bumper Kidsline $64.95 Baby Kingdom
Rug Kidsline $47.95 Baby Kingdom
Mobile Kidsline $108.99 Zoxoro
Quilt x 2 Kidsline $64.95 x 2 Baby Kingdom
Double Pram Baby Jogger City Select Gumtree $550 $1,288 Bubs
Complete Bassinet Country Bear Love N Care Best Friend Free $169 BabyCo
Car Seat Capsule Maxi Cosi Best Friend Free $379 Byron Baby Shop
Car Seat Capsule Maxi Cosi Air AMBA (Australia Multiple Births Australia – Southside) Facebook Page $150 $379 Baby Train
Capsule / Pram Car seat Adapter Bracket Baby Jogger $70 $63 x 2 Bubs
Parent Pram Console Organiser Baby Jogger Ebay $11.95 $79.99 ToysRUs
Bumbo with tray x 2 Bumbo Gumtree $20 $85 x 2 Kids Lifestyle
Breast Pump – Swing Medela Best Friend Free $259.99 Chemist Warehouse
Baby Monitor – Vtech BM3500 Safe & Sound Sister Free $188 Harvey Norman
00000 Clothing Various AMBA (Australia Multiple Births Australia – Southside) Facebook Page $20 $150 Various
Clothing sizes 0000 – 1 (Girls and Boys) Various My sister and 2 best friends Free $300 easily
Baby Bath Sesame St Beginnings Best Friend Free $25 Target
Bottles Aventa & Tommee Tippee Sister Free $38 Kmart
Microwave Bottle Steriliser Closer to Nature Tommee Tippee Mum Free $69 Target
Breast Feeding Pillow Milkbar AMBA $35 $70.45 Nursing Angel
Storage Under Bed x 2 Ikea Ikea $14.95 $14.95 x 2 Ikea
Bath Seat $17.99 $17.99 Ikea
Curtain $49.99 $49.99 Ikea
Curtain Rod / Brackets $13 $13 Ikea
Change Table Cover $7 $7 Ikea
Light Shade $34.99 $34.99 Ikea
Swing Rock My Baby Love N Care Gumtree $50 $139 iBabyWorld
Apollo Cradle – Bouncer Mamas & Papas $149.95 Big W
Bouncer Fisher Paykel Best Friend Free $49.99 Target
Nappy Bag Colette Colette $79.99 $79.99 Colette
Safety Gate Baby Safety Gumtree $25 $79.95 Direct Shop
Baby Carrier Baby Bjorn Sister / Best Friend Free $149 Kogan
Baby Carrier Hug a Bub Sister Free $89 Hug a bub
Belly Belt Milton Medical Supplies AMBA Free $70 Medical Accessories of Aus
Back Brace $130 MAOA
Books – Save our Sleep and Baby Love Tizzie Hall / Robin Barker Salvation Army $5 $26.50 / $28.80 Booktopia
SAVINGS     $1,654.81 $7,592.62

*please note I did not equate the additional hampers and nappy hangers, into the retail price total due to the fact one is sufficient.

Baby Online Stores

https://www.babybunting.com.au/nursery.html

https://www.babykingdom.com.au/kidsline.asp?startcount=180

https://zoxoro.com.au

http://www.kidslifestyle.com.au/Bumbo-list.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMBASmembers/

http://babyco.com.au/

https://www.babytrain.com.au

https://www.bubs.com.au

http://www.bubsngrubs.com.au/

http://www.toysrus.com.au/

http://www.byronbabyshop.com.au/

http://ibabyworld.com.au/

https://www.target.com.au

http://www.ikea.com/

https://www.bigw.com.au

http://www.kmart.com.au/

http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

http://www.colettehayman.com.au/

http://www.dshop.com.au/

http://www.booktopia.com.au/

https://www.kogan.com/au

http://www.medicalaccessories.com.au/

https://www.hugabub.com

http://www.nursingangel.com.au/

www.gumtree.com.au

www.ebay.com.au

 

This blog has blown my mind!  I had no idea that some of these products were so expensive and now that I have done the research, I am so happy I didn’t go out and buy everything brand new.  To think most items will be sold within the next two years, it will be interesting to see what does maintain its value.  I will post another blog down the track to see if I can get my money back.  Please note that all the hand-me-downs, I have stated that I will attempt to keep the item in the same state as I received it and will sell on their behalf once I have finished with it.  I am very grateful to have incredible support around me.

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