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Discount for twins?

My wife and I are expecting twins

Any advice for where to get baby supply discounts (or even specific discounts available to parents for twins)?

Also, what is a preferred diaper delivery service (if available)?

Thanks in advance for any tips!
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Old 20.09.2016, 15:51
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Re: Discount for twins?

Congratulations!

ProBaby do a small discount for twins, but honestly you'll save more by getting all your stuff second hand from kinderboerse and off the internet.
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Re: Discount for twins?

Nappies are a lot cheaper over the border as is cotton wool. Buy in bulk.

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Old 20.09.2016, 15:55
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+1 for buying over the border, or you can stock up when one of the supermarkets here has a discount on them, then you can make some hefty savings.

I've never heard of a service which drops them off and/or takes the weapons-grade nappies away again. I can imagine such a service would be eye-wateringly expensive.
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Old 20.09.2016, 16:03
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Congratulations!

ProBaby do a small discount for twins, but honestly you'll save more by getting all your stuff second hand from kinderboerse and off the internet.

Thank you!

Will have to check out probaby and of course the second hand shops!
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Thank you!

Will have to check out probaby and of course the second hand shops!
Baby's r Us is a good option and you can buy online (again, cheaper in euros ) and Baby Walz, over the border. I personally think prices for baby stuff here are crazy.


I'd be inclined to do all the over the border shopping before the babies arrive, however. I can't imagine a much more stressful shopping experience than being knackered with two kids in tow.

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Re: Discount for twins?

I wouldn't recommend all the bother of crossing the border unless you live right next door. Wouldn't you need passports for the twins? How much could you fit in the car once you've got two baby seats in?

Nah, shop local or get stuff delivered.
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+1 for buying over the border, or you can stock up when one of the supermarkets here has a discount on them, then you can make some hefty savings.

I've never heard of a service which drops them off and/or takes the weapons-grade nappies away again. I can imagine such a service would be eye-wateringly expensive.
Thanks both for the tip!

We are living in Bern, any suggestions for the best baby shops just over the border (France or Germany)?
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Re: Discount for twins?

Agree. Buy big stuff second hand and abroad before babies are born. However, its not Always cheaper abroad, depends a bit on the brand. our stroller for example was cheaper in CH than in Gemany and due to a promotion we got an extra discount.

Sign up for newsletters, sometimes there are good promotions/discounts.

if you live close to Germany, the DM nappies are quite OK, but personally I am to lazy to carry them and prefer pampers. When there is a promotion I Stock up on pampers at windeln.ch and have them delivered to my door. Pampers on promotion at Denner are also the same price or cheaper than in Germany ( I happen to live right next to Denner so it's convenient too)

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Re: Discount for twins?

I would recommend to arrange a German shipping address and buy online. Have everything delivered there and pick up the packages whenever it suits you. Baby markt for example do vat returns. This way you can get serious bargains
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Re: Discount for twins?

Once you realise the Swiss child allowance do not cover the cost of Pampers, you will look around and find that Aldi nappies/diapers are a perfectly good substitute.
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We are living in Bern, any suggestions for the best baby shops just over the border in Germany?
Rhein Center, on the river, right on the Swiss border, many shops,

https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...6ffnungszeiten
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Once you realise the Swiss child allowance do not cover the cost of Pampers, you will look around and find a substitute that is capable of containing the brown tide..
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If it happens to be a cheaper alternative then "yay - win-win". Reliability comes first and with us it had to be Pampers.
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+1 for Pampers.

Life is too short to deal with unnecessary blowouts.
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Agree. Buy big stuff second hand and abroad before babies are born. However, its not Always cheaper abroad, depends a bit on the brand. our stroller for example was cheaper in CH than in Gemany and due to a promotion we got an extra discount.

Sign up for newsletters, sometimes there are good promotions/discounts.

if you live close to Germany, the DM nappies are quite OK, but personally I am to lazy to carry them and prefer pampers. When there is a promotion I Stock up on pampers at windeln.ch and have them delivered to my door. Pampers on promotion at Denner are also the same price or cheaper than in Germany ( I happen to live right next to Denner so it's convenient too)

Congratulations!
Thanks! will definitely check out windeln.ch for delivery options. I would like to automate as much as we can since our hands will be pretty full!
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If it happens to be a cheaper alternative then "yay - win-win". Reliability comes first and with us it had to be Pampers.
Thanks Sbrinz for the location of the shops!

And thanks Sangrounder for a dose of brevity/honesty.

From here on out it will be game of maximizing value/expense and weighing the costs of "blowouts" on our sanity compared to the cost to our wallet.
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Thanks both for the tip!

We are living in Bern, any suggestions for the best baby shops just over the border (France or Germany)?
Nowhere where you live, the cost/time of getting their will far outweight the cost benefits
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Once you realise the Swiss child allowance do not cover the cost of Pampers, you will look around and find that Aldi nappies/diapers are a perfectly good substitute.
Cheap is not always economical; if you need to use 2 Aldi nappies as they leak or come unstuck compared to Pampers, then you'll soon realise Pampers aren't so expensive

Plus, as DB said, some things really aren't worth being cheap with and baby shit is one of those things
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Thanks both for the tip!

We are living in Bern, any suggestions for the best baby shops just over the border (France or Germany)?

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