pampers wonder week

Deals & Bargains, Thrifty Baby

5 Must-Dos When You Buy In Bulk

For those who plan ahead, there are significant bulk-buy savings to be made in British stores and supermarkets. As part of its Wonder Week promotion, Pampers asked me for my five top tips. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 March 30, 2016

Thrifty Baby, Thrifty Christmas

Happy Thrifty Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas!  Here, it has been go go go all day. This year we are with my husband’s family – and Thrifty Kid’s two cousins, aged three and one, whom he adores. We got up very early (thanks, kids) and … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 December 25, 2013

sainsburys fuel discount

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BREAKING: Get 10p per litre off petrol when you spend £60 at Sainsbury’s

If you are planning to do your Christmas food shop at Sainsbury’s, fit in what you can in the next week. When you spend £60, you’ll get money off petrol. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 November 27, 2013

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Moira’s nappy-cleaning masterclass

Here’s Thrifty Baby in a shiny new nappy: after I posted about my (well, his) experiences with reusable nappies from Baby Bum Boutique, Amanda from BBB kindly sent a nappy from Baby Bum Boutique’s new basics range to try out. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 September 16, 2012

sainsburys baby clothes

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Thrifty Baby: in praise of Sainsburys TU clothing

A couple of weeks ago we were minding our own business in the baby section in Marks & Spencer, when Thrifty Baby unleashed the Poopocalypse. Don’t worry: I’m not going to go into details. Suffice it to say, I had … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty14 August 7, 2012

thrifty baby-clothes

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Naiomi’s thrifty nursery

Bloomin’ heck, the readers of this blog are a talented bunch. Check out the nursery in Naiomi’s house! A Miss Thrifty reader, Naiomi kindly got in touch with these photos of her thrifty handiwork. Everything here has been thrifted or … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 August 2, 2012

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Thrifty Baby: Disposable Nappies? Pah!

I had fondly imagined that when Thrifty Baby came along, I would be making at least some of his nappies myself, from a “how to” post I’d read by an American blogger years ago. Ha! Nothing could be further from … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 July 4, 2012

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Thrifty Baby: Moses basket bedding

I was thinking about Thrifty Baby’s £20 Moses basket today. We were at a car boot sale at the city racecourse, and everywhere I looked there were baskets and stands! I’m not sure that I would have bought a second-hand … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 May 27, 2012

thrifty moses basket

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Thrifty Baby: The £20 Moses Basket

Well I never! I’ve been asked to post more about Thrifty Baby, and how I’m doing parenthood on a budget. The request made me do an OMG face like this: In truth, I’ve been holding back on the baby posts … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty16 May 16, 2012

De Cecco pasta

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REDUCED: De Cecco pasta at Sainsbury’s & Tesco

I have written before now about the special place that De Cecco pasta holds in my heart. Made using bronze drawplates and slowly dried, it takes longer to cook than other, cheaper brands. However it is thicker and firmer, has … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 February 19, 2012

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Thrifty Baby Says Hello…

Well, here he is: the reason for my silence these past weeks. (Although I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that the volume level in this house has been anything but silent…) Thrifty Baby was born on 3 January … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty31 January 24, 2012

baby booties

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Confessions: Waitrose Mango Fingers & the patter of tiny feet…

Confession 1 You may have noticed that I’ve been quieter than usual recently. I could tell you that it’s because I’ve been busy at the sewing machine, sunning myself on some bargain basement Med holiday, doing a Nigella in the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty28 August 27, 2011

cloth nappies

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How to Save Money with Cloth Nappies.

Right now my interest in cloth nappies is limited to ahhing at the Fat Tire ones that Frugal Babe made for her son. I regularly see posts about cloth nappies on American frugality and money-saving blogs. Here in the UK, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 April 28, 2011


Personal Finance, Thrifty Baby

Debtris: Tetris for Austerity Britain

Debtris: UK version.In the words of its creator: “Budget cuts. Austerity measures. Spending reviews. A bleak start to the year. But maybe there’s a cheerful, colourful way to brighten the financial forecast?” There is also a U.S. version. As a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 January 17, 2011

Thrifty Baby, Thrifty Holidays

…And I’m back!

As previously threatened, I went and took that thrifty roadtrip. Yep: the first holiday in two years, all bought and paid for back at the beginning of 2010. We landed in Colorado and hired a car. Then we drove up … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 November 3, 2010

Thrifty Baby, Thrifty Food

A doorstep delivery from Farmer Christmas

This is one (well, six) of the nice things about moving out of the city. At my husband’s workshop, one of his regular customers is a local farmer, who tips in eggs: The eggs always appear mysteriously, as the day … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 August 23, 2010