Okay my yummy mummies, here is one of my golden tips for you. I started to have a mild panic attack mid-pregnancy about all the things I would need to buy for little AG. I didn’t know who to turn to for the best advice on what exactly I needed, and what the best products were. Was the best baby swing essential? What kind of crib do I need? What material does my changing mat need to be? It was all a bit overwhelming! The thought of going back and forth to Peter Jones a million times completely overwhelmed me. On top of this, I was lucky enough to be having a baby shower in the states and I needed to set up a gift list here in the UK (if you haven’t already found this out baby showers are not a popular thing over here.)
SO, I did some research. I called my husband and said “There’s this great service, we have to try it, it’s called the Baby Concierge.” The first thing out of his mouth was “That sounds expensive.” Well, we booked an appointment, and sat down with a lovely gal in their showroom, and she went through every single product (from prams to bottle warmers) and together we all chose the product that would suit us best, and was highly recommended by other mums. We literally did all of our baby shopping while sitting and having tea and biscuits (perfect for when you are preggers.)
I also was able to set up a gift list and all my friends and family back home were able to order from the list. What I didn’t get as gifts, we purchased on our own. Here’s one of my favorite parts- everything was delivered at the SAME TIME on the day I chose! I know that each year new products come out and more things are discovered that are better for babies, luckily I can check out these annual baby gear reviews online and then make my choices from there. I seriously need the extra help as you can tell!
I joke that my hubby is now the Baby Concierge spokesman, and will tell you how fantastic the service is to any one who will listen. AND, as far as prices go, the fee to sit down with a consultant is Â£120, and you get 50% of that back if you spend more than Â£500 (which you will if you do all your shopping through them.) Plus, the prices are not any more expensive than what you would get at John Lewis. Another plus: they can source pretty much anything you want. (I had to have the Chocolate Cake Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag, and they got it for me!)
Their helpfulness has continued- I have called them several times to say “Help! I need a travel cot!” or “Can you recommend a cute sling to go with a cocktail dress!?” and they have sent things over within the week!
Finally, don’t be put off by the website, its not as high-tech as big department store, but it does not affect the services in anyway.
Ok, thats it! Call them! Caroline, Lisa, Jaimee are there waiting for your call!