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Making the right purchasing decisions with Which?

This is a collaborative post.

I must admit, I’m a bit tight with money. Actually, I very rarely open my wallet to buy material things – I’m much more likely to spend my money on travelling. So when I really do need to buy something, it has to be a good price and excellent quality.

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Purchasing decisions for parents

As a parent, I feel that deciding what to buy is an even bigger decision. Because if I get it
wrong, I could put my children’s happiness – or worse still their safety – at risk. That’s why consumer champion Which? is the perfect buying assistant for parents.

Which? has reviews of thousands of the most popular products. They give you information about both initial and ongoing costs, specification and overall performance. They’re also totally independent so there’s no risk of a biased review.

When it comes to baby and children’s products, there is a wealth of information available from Which? and hundreds of product reviews. Even for someone like me who has an aversion to spending money, there are certain things I couldn’t do without that Which? can help with.

The baby carrier conundrum

When Libby was a baby, I could never get to grips with using a buggy. With two large dogs to walk and a stubborn streak that forced me to go cross-country, I just couldn’t manage to push a pram as well. So, from very early on, I used a baby carrier exclusively. In fact, Lia has never been in a buggy as I found baby carriers so much easier.

So, imagine my horror when I realised that there were literally loads of fake baby carriers on the market. Luckily, Which? have uncovered this issue and recommend a number of products on their website to ensure that the product that you buy has been rigorously tested. The best performing products are then given a ‘Best Buy’ rating.

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Which? magazine special offer

If you like the sound of Which? you can try it for a month for just £1. And what’s more, if you sign up using the special offer in association with Tots100. Simply click through the link, enter your name and email, click through to the Which? website and sign up for the £1 trial as normal. You will receive a £5 eGift card via email once your account is confirmed and validated within 45 days. You can use this at Marks and Spencer, Amazon, John Lewis, Starbucks and Argos.

Signing up for your trial will give you instant access to the Which? online resources. You’ll also receive a monthly magazine delivered to your door. At the end of your trial the Which? membership then automatically continues at £10.75 per month. However, this can be cancelled at any time.

For a taste of what Which? can offer parents, check out their free guide on buying the right baby products here.



  1. September 16, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Whichever is a great tool, I have used in the past and I love how good it is for comparisons. We also had the same with baby wearing! It was so much easier to carry and the second child never went in a buggy! X

  2. September 20, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I love Which? magazine. We use it all the time when making bigger purchasing decisions and it’s been a big help.

  3. September 21, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I use the Which site when we purchase new car seats and I didn’t actually realise that they covered more than that. Fab offer!

    • October 5, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Oh yes, brilliant idea to use it for car seats!

  4. October 3, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Which is one of those institutions that’s been around for years – and you know you can really trust them.

    • October 5, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Oh absolutely, I love that they’re totally independent.

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