In the early days with a newborn – and beyond – you might find it harder to just 'pop to the shops.' Here’s what you can now order to your door.
While we’re all used to getting a pizza delivered and our regular drip feed of ‘stuff’ from Amazon. But there's lots more you can get delivered to make your life easier. Let the delivery service do the heavy lifting!
What do you want when you’re inside, hibernating with your baby? Entertainment, and what better than a book? For you, and the children.
While it’s easy to download on your Kindle and click Amazon delivery, many independent bookshops have started to do deliveries to help their businesses.
Check out your local shop and see if they’re offering the service. They’ll be grateful for it. As will your children when they get a new book to read, alongside your new Marian Keyes.
2. Bonuses on your milk delivery
If you get a milk delivery anyway, have a look what else they sell. A lot of them do cheese, eggs, bread and yoghurt at least, straight to your doorstep.
And if you don’t have a milk delivery, look into it in your local area. It’s a great way to cut back on plastic, especially with small children that guzzle a lot of whole milk.
3. Supermarket deliveries
An obvious one this, but when you have a new baby then supermarket deliveries really come into their own.
Doing your weekly or fortnightly shop online – especially for bulky basics that you don't have to carry – can be a life saver in the early days with a newborn. Then you can top up in store when you need, or accept offers of help to buy bread and fresh items that go off quickly. If you barely have a second to spare between feeds and nappy changes, you can just reorder your list of favourites.
4. The sausages you love from your local butcher
Having said that supermarket deliveries can save time, it can still be a lovely idea to support local businesses where possible. Contact that zero waste independent up the road or your local butcher instead. Ask if they’re doing delivery; many of them are.
This way you can shop local, support small businesses and probably get it all to your door a lot sooner than that supermarket would have done too.
For ideas on cooking from your cupboard for your baby, see here.
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