Where to buy maternity clothes – Best stores

If you’re already looking for maternity clothes, then you are certainly expecting a baby, so congratulations. But conceiving a child is only a start of very long journey, one that you should take cautiously. You will need so many things – strollers, car seat for baby, jumparoo and many, many other children’s products and toys, but first, you must have good maternity clothes to make yourself and your baby comfortable during 9 month period. And there are many places that offer mothers’ clothes for sale, but only few of them can be trusted. In this post, i’m going to help you find good places to buy maternity clothes from, and tell you some of the experience i had with each one of them.

First off, let’s start with obvious first choice, Amazon. It is the biggest online retailer out there, and has very good metric system in place, which is very helpful for you to find out which products are the best for your budget and whether they fit your requirements or not. It’s customer base is very large, and therefore people leave product reviews on maternity clothes all the time. You can read what advantages and flaws each pregnancy product has, and make your decision based on what you’ve read. Personally, i love Amazon, because of the way it operates. It’s oriented on us – customers, future moms looking for the best clothing on a budget.  They prioritize customer above anything else, which is why i always go to Amazon first when i want to buy some stuff for my baby. Their price is competitive, and they have managed to build very credible brand that i trust.

pregnant mom cute Now, let’s move on to ASOS, H&M and many other clothing stores who also happen to have maternity clothes sections. They usually also have a website in place, but most products can be found if you go to their local store directly. While quality level in these clothing stores is high, their prices seem to be a little off and they are not as good to customers as Amazon is. Still, i often use these stores to buy little things like nursing covers and best maternity leggings, because price difference is only few dollars and even if i end up losing my money on their product, i don’t mind. But for all other serious baby product purchases i want to make, i go straight to Amazon – no questions asked. Diapers.com is also one of my favorite go-to destination when trying to buy maternity products.

And there are the third group – small baby/pregnancy stores that focus on facebook advertising and have no real brand – i tend to avoid them. Advertised baby products might seem lovely, but their quality is usually very bad, and product is not close to what you’d expect.

So that’s it – i think i made my points clear. How i choose to buy pregnancy products is very complicated and would take me whole day to tell you, so let’s leave that for another time.

Condenser tumble dryers under £200

You can only learn to appreciate your tumble dryer enough only after it’s broken. The efficiency to dry all your laundry within one hour is very addicting and hard to let go.

Even though two hundred british pounds is not a huge budget for buying a condenser tumble dryer, it’s more than enough to buy affordable, medium sized product that will last several years. Even though it’s true that quality costs money, in this article i’m going to help you choose only the highest quality condenser tumble dryers under £200. At this price point, you can’t really expect a condenser dryer to have advanced functions like reverse action drying, but as long as all products work properly and dry your laundry on time, i think it’s more than enough for the money.

Now, you can find quite a few medium sized condenser dryers for this price range. I have used White Knight’s 5 kg condenser dryer myself, and it works very well. The tutorial i linked above has listed best condenser dryers in the bottom, so check that out, most of them cost around 200 pounds.

One of the few key features that you need to look into is the drum size. And that is,because there is no perfect formula to fit everyone. Your preferred drum size depends on certain circumstances. If you have a big family, and therefore huge piles of laundry, you’ll need a dryer with large capacity of at least 8kg. But in case you don’t have a family and are not planning to get it any time soon, small tumble dryers with half of that capacity are more than enough. Smaller condenser dryers are also cheaper, so if you are in latter situation, you’re in luck – you have wider variety of options to choose condenser tumble dryers that cost less than two hundred pounds. On the other hand, important metric to look out for is energy efficiency. A rated tumble dryers are usually slightly expensive than B and C rated appliances, so even if it is a little more expensive than energetically inefficient dryer, i always recommend going for A rated tumble dryers.

Other key features you need to look out for is heating efficiency and ease of use. By heating efficiency, i mean how fast does condenser dryer finish drying the laundry and how successfully is the task performed. In some cases, tumble dryer might work fine at first, but have such delays in drying later on. To prevent buying such mal-functioning products, it is advisable to read customer reviews on dryer’s official listing before buying it.

Ease of use is quite clear, i think, but i’ll still explain it – condenser dryer must be easy to operate and have safety features for families with children. And i almost forgot – make sure that the condenser dryer you buy is quiet and will stay that way for years to come. I have bought many tumble dryers which do their job – dry laundry perfectly, but are pain in the ass to withstand because of their noise.