Happy April! What baby bargains will April bring along with those pesky showers? Here’s what you can expect in April, based on sales and deals we’ve seen in previous years.
Watch for Britax and BOB deals this month as retailers clear out last year’s models. Look for them at Amazon, AlbeeBaby and other retailers at discounts of up to 35%.
With spring break’s arrival you can expect to see deals on swim diapers, swimsuits, sandals sunscreen and more pop up starting at the beginning of April. We’ll also seek some nice deals on outdoor toys and bikes.
We saw a free prints deal from Shutterfly around the end of week one last year. Snapfish ran a buy-one-get-two-free photo book deal at the end of the same week.
The end of the first week of April also saw an amazing sale at Gymboree that I hope we’ll see again: 60% off hundreds of styles and an extra 50% off clearance! And speaking of Gymbo, swimwear and shorts should go on sale at 50% off at Gymboree online just before the middle of the month.
Crazy 8 ran a great $4.88 and under sale during the second week of April last year.
Look for 50% off shorts at Old Navy during week two. Old Navy had all kids’ clothes 40% to 50% off around the 15th.
Watch for big discounts on kids’ sport sandals at 6pm.com around mid-month.
Also around mid-month, look for a 25% off sale at Tea Collection. Look for a Friends & Family Sale at Tea just after mid-month.
Watch for 30% off at Hanna Andersson during week three.
Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. BC predicts there will be lots of fun and free stuff to do outside in your community. Spring festivals also begin this month in many areas. Check your local listings. Many have arts and crafts areas for kids.
Earth Day also brings deals on eco-friendly and organic baby items. Look for them at ecomom.com, Abe’s Market and other retailers.
Get free admission to national parks April 15 through April 23 More info here.
Watch for Ergobaby deals around the 20th or so. In previous years we saw gift card and credit offers at both Diapers.com and Target.
Week three brought a coupon for an extra 20% off sandals for the whole family at Amazon last year.
Also, look for free Mother’s Day Card offerings from Shutterfly, Snapfish et. al starting during the latter part of the month. Free photo book offers and “free shipping on photo gift” deals have also been known to surface.
Disney Store took an extra 40% off hundreds of items during the final week of the month last year.
Consignment sales continue this month, though not in the same volume we saw in March. Check for sales near you in your local paper or at ConsignmentMommies and KidsConsignmentsSales.com. Garage sales begin in warmer areas. Check your local paper or Craigslist to find them. Try using the “find” function on your browser to search for specific items like “crib” or “stroller” in the sale descriptions.
Sales on outdoor play equipment continue. This is a great month to buy a swingset.
Did I leave anything out? Let me know in the comments!
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