Product Type: Huggies baby products
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If only this was all you needed to Start you off in parenthood!
Huggies Newborn Starter Kit
Member Name: chrisandmark
Huggies Newborn Starter Kit
Advantages: A handy way to stock up on nappies and wipes (and cute hat) before baby arrives, full sized products
Disadvantages: Not the biggest cash saving in the world compared to buying the products individually
While I was pregnant with my fourth (and definitely final) baby I was given some vouchers to spend in Asda where I could get free Huggies Newborn Starter Kits. Loving a freebie as I do I could wait to hotfoot it to our nearest Asda (nearest as in around twenty miles away!) to pick them up.
What I got for my voucher, and what ordinary people will get for a fiver, is a packet of Huggies Newborn nappies, a pack of Huggies Pure wipes and a white cotton hat. I've been told a previous box contained muslin squares instead of the hat, which doesn't sound half as sweet to me!
The nappies are size one and were as good as a packet of Huggies Newborn you'd buy off the shelves; I was impressed to find I received a full sized packet in each Starter Kit, which actually resulted in me not needing to buy nappies for David until he was six weeks old. The wipes were also a full packet, although being Huggies Pure I wasn't as happy as if they had included one of their other types of wipe. I have just never got on with the Pure variety, they are far too thick and wet to be able to clean baby properly and are actually more suited as a facial wipe than one for use on a bum.
The cotton hat is gorgeous and David has worn it plenty of times. It's quite thin so perhaps more suitable for during the summer months, although I'm lazy and tend to use the car more than the pushchair so I also used it plenty through the winter to avoid his head becoming too hot while travelling in the car. It features a taggie with the Huggies logo, perfect for a brand-junkie like myself, and has been a good fit from birth until very recently (around fourteen weeks).
All this came in a cute cardboard box showing a very placid and happy looking babe lying naked in a hat which isn't the Huggies hat. It would have been better to have the baby in one of their nappies with the Huggies hat on his head, but maybe that wouldn't have had the same 'ahhh' factor. Inside the box there were a few money off coupons for (if I remember correctly) £2 off Huggies nappies and £1 off Huggies wipes, I have a sneaking suspicion there was also a voucher for money off Little Swimmers too but I could well be imagining that!
The Huggies Starter Kit would be an ideal gift for someone you know who is due to have a baby. It wouldn't be the most exciting gift in the world (so men, do NOT buy it for your labouring wife instead of flowers) but will definitely help out with the expenses and stress of the first few days with a brand new bundle of joy.
I've just had a quick reckon up and if you purchase the kit for £5 you're not saving much on the cost of a pack of newborn nappies and wipes, a few pence perhaps, but you do get the gorgeous hat which in my opinion is definitely worth a trip to Asda for.
Summary: A great little giftset to welcome your little poo-machine into the world!
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