Fantastic competition to win sensory monitor AND bouncer plus a runner up prize!

 Welcome to the weekly babybudgeting competition. This is one of our best! We have some lovely prizes here today from Argos. I love Argos. I love that you can go and pour over the catalogue without anyone bothering you and find pretty much anything you need and then when you have ordered it, it just appears magically in the shop. I love that you can take a catalogue home or browse online and I think the competitive pricing is brilliant. Good for baby budgeters. They sell everything from bedding to lawn mowers. We always have a catalogue somewhere around: I look at the kitchen gadgets, my son peruses the meccano and my daughter has her eye on the playmobil. They often cut out pictures and make birthday wish lists too; they do get a bit carried away. Argos even sells books and life insurance these days. Here are the fab prizes for one lucky parent PLUS a brilliant runner up prize! First prize:

 Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor  £89.99

Angelcare AC401 Baby Movement Sensor Pad and Sound Monitor

Winner of Mother and Baby Silver Award and FQ Top Gear Gold Award.2-in-1 movement and sound monitor with under the mattress Sensor Pad detecting even your baby’s slightest movements. Alarms after 20 secs of no movement and comes with a portable and rechargeable parent unit.

Bright Starts Fun on Safari Baby Bouncer  £24.99

Bright Starts Fun on Safari Baby Bouncer

A safe place for your baby to play, sleep or just relax and watch the world go by. Allowing parents to have their hands free for a while, whilst your baby is learning to be more independent in their bouncer. 

Runner up prize.

Bright Starts Elephant March Baby Bouncer  £29.99

A safe place for your baby to play, sleep or just relax and watch the world go by. Allowing parents to have their hands free for a while, whilst your baby is learning to be more independent in their bouncer. Features: 

  • Suitable from birth.
  • Suitable for babies up to 9kg.
  • Soothing vibrations.
  • Music – 5 tunes.
  • Detachable toy bar with 3 toys.

What fabulous prizes! If you would like to enter please tell me your MOST favourite thing about having a baby. Competition is open from 27th May 2011 and closes on the 24th June 2011 and a winner will be drawn at random, followed by a draw for the runner up. 

 Terms and Conditions

UK entrant’s only and 1 entry per person. Babybudgeting’s decision is final. Competition prizes will be delivered within 28 days of the competition closing and may vary from the prizes described.





  1. Sarah Cooper
    May 27, 2011 / 9:22 am

    The cuddles.

  2. Mel Chambers
    May 27, 2011 / 9:49 am

    There are so many things but possibly my MOST favourite is the smell just after Ive bathed him!

  3. carole maciver
    May 27, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    definite the warm cuddles

  4. alison reid
    May 27, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    the sense of accomplishment when we have mastered a new skill…like sitting or rolling!

  5. joanna PARKER
    May 27, 2011 / 1:28 pm


  6. Ruth Lines
    May 27, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    I love buying baby toys

  7. Chris Andrews
    May 27, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    cuddles cuddles cuddles

  8. Remi G
    May 27, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    The excitement

  9. belinda porter
    May 27, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    babys laugh mine are all grown up now but my 3rd grandchild is on the way and Im so excited.

  10. kayleigh
    May 27, 2011 / 3:48 pm

    The upbringing

  11. May 27, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    Her gorgeous little smile 🙂

  12. Ashleigh
    May 27, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    can i say everything, i just love being a mummy!

  13. May 27, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    Cuddles without wriggling!

  14. May 27, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    Snuggling up for some cuddles.

  15. claire woods
    May 27, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    Being responsible for bring up another whole human being is awesome – wondering how they’ll turn out and what difference to the world they might make – who they might one day become.

  16. Josie Ferrie
    May 27, 2011 / 9:14 pm

    The cuddles! My 2-year-old son’s favourite place is on my knee – and it’s mine too!

  17. charlotte biggs
    May 27, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    The first cuddle after all that hard work when you are excited and nervous all in one. The best skin on skin cuddle in the world!

  18. Lindsay Heppell
    May 27, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    Seeing her grow in to an amazing little person.

  19. May 28, 2011 / 7:32 am

    Holding and cuddling

  20. Claire Nelson
    May 28, 2011 / 8:17 am

    Another vote for cuddles here, they are the best thing ever!

  21. kim
    May 28, 2011 / 11:31 am

    ive just had my baby and enjoy every single minute of being a mummy, the cuddles n snuggles, the new baby smell, the giggles n gurgles, bath time, fun time, i even enjoyed labour (lol)

  22. Meg Charlish
    May 28, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    This wonderful little bundle that you love so much, a feeling and closeness that no one can take away.

  23. karen latif
    May 28, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    her dancing laughing eyes!

  24. deborah davies
    May 28, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    oh i love everything about having a baby only thing i dont like is the lack of sleep but even then i find in the middle of the night is when i get the biggest smiles off my little man. wish he could be a baby forever!!

  25. Gaby Lydiate
    May 28, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    Oh the cuddles … :0)

  26. Dominika Oliver
    May 28, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    cuddles and smiles

  27. Josie Coltman
    May 28, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    Being able to cuddle and love them – my baby is only 12days old and I’m loving every minute of the time I spend with him! 🙂

  28. rita patel
    May 28, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    smiles 🙂

  29. Hayley
    May 28, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    The amazing feeling that this little person that has just appeared in the world is the person you felt kicking, moving, hiccuping for 9 months and who your body nurtured. Its mind boggling!

  30. Kelly Padwick
    May 28, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    The amazing amount of love you can feel for such a small person 🙂

  31. Carolina J.
    May 28, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    The smell of my newborn is absolutely the best! Every new sound she makes gives us such happiness!

  32. emma wellman
    May 29, 2011 / 8:24 am

    unconditional love 🙂

  33. Jane Barrett
    May 29, 2011 / 10:20 am

    It is very hard to choose one thing, but for me it would have to be cuddles.

  34. Anna Mizerska
    May 29, 2011 / 11:23 am

    Love and cuddles!

  35. bernadette blundell
    May 29, 2011 / 3:32 pm

    watching them grow and learn new things

  36. kim mayhead
    May 29, 2011 / 5:51 pm

    Holding them against you and smelling and kissing their hair. Everytime i smell my baby’s hair it makes my mouth water.

  37. elaine robinson
    May 29, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    the total unconditional love they give to you

  38. Martina
    May 29, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    How they love you unconditionally and trust you just because you are their mum.

  39. Liam Gallagher
    May 30, 2011 / 9:37 am

    Being an insomniac and the surprised look on peoples faces when I tell them that I don’t mind getting up for midnight feeds.

  40. May 30, 2011 / 9:42 am

    My favourite thing has to be the way Logan has the ability to cheer me up no matter how hard a day at work I’ve had. He always makes me smile with the cute and funny little things he does 🙂

  41. Jackie jackson
    May 30, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    all the smiles

  42. Crystal Mse
    May 31, 2011 / 9:06 am

    Definitely the snuggles and cuddles ~ They’re like mashed potatoes … You can’t get enough of them ! ! ! x

  43. May 31, 2011 / 9:10 am

    The best bit is the Journey! All the firsts you get to share,like their first smile,laugh,curl,tooth and so many more.Its such an exciting journey x

  44. katie corr
    May 31, 2011 / 10:33 am

    watching them change every day+the lovely little sounds they make!!X

  45. Laura F
    May 31, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Such a difficult question! Everything!

  46. Cheron
    May 31, 2011 / 9:39 pm

    That warm care-bear smiley feeling you get inside when they look at you…

  47. June 1, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    seeing her learn, seeing how everything is a source of wonder and amazement.

  48. Crystal Jigsaw
    June 1, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    What beautiful items, it’s a shame I don’t have a baby or know anyone nearby who has one! Good luck to the entrees.

    CJ xx

  49. Gillian Moloney
    June 1, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    Watching them develop and grow, knowing that you created them and there part of you 🙂 xx

  50. June 1, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    Definitely the cuddles especially when they snuggle right in to you. Their tiny toes and giggles. The smell of them. Ooh I can’t pick one thing. i love everything about being a Mummy!

  51. caroline ohare
    June 1, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    It impossible to single it out everything about having a baby is amazing from holding them for the first time the first time. they say mum .the fact that they love you regardless of rverything having a baby is an honour and iam honoured to be having nunber 4 in november

  52. Robyn Clarke
    June 1, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    My most favourite thing…..standing with my husband peering into the cot of our sleeping baby and feeling very proud

  53. June 2, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    Ohh that’s a toughie.

    For me I think it was breastfeeding. The feeling of complete closeness and that I was all my baby needed in the world. I really missed that closeness when I finally stopped.

  54. Chris woodgate
    June 2, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    My most favourite thing is being there at the birth nothing on this earth can compare to the joy and happiness you feel at seeing the birth of your child hear his fist breath and listen to that first cry.
    Then bring him or her home changing nappies and best of all cuddling and keeping them safe.
    You just can’t beat it. 🙂

  55. June 3, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    Oh and me!

  56. Lauren Pilkington
    June 4, 2011 / 11:06 am


  57. Kelly Golding
    June 4, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    It probably sounds silly to most but my favourite thing about having a baby is the night time feeds. I love getting up in the middle of the night when everything is so quiet around us – just me and my baby. So so peaceful.

  58. Lisa Armstrong
    June 4, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Taking time each day for a cuddle and babytalk !

  59. Karen
    June 4, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    My favourite thing to do is snuggling together, especially when baby is asleep; so warm and peaceful

  60. claire oliver
    June 4, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    the best thing about having a baby is the starts from the first time u see the little black and white scan at 12 weeks,knowing u are growin a baby is over whelming and feeling it grow and kick inside is amazing,i also like the first time u get skin to skin and you have the overwhelming feelings of love for the baby in yoyr arms xxx

  61. Laura Pritchard
    June 5, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    There are so many! My best thing is watching his beautiful little personality develop & see him become his own person, knowing that we created him & everything we do affects him….I love that responsibility!

  62. Jo
    June 6, 2011 / 11:25 am

    Wow, where to start? I love watching a little human develop from a tiny newborn baby to a little person with a personality!

  63. rebecca
    June 9, 2011 / 7:24 am

    Cuddle time

  64. Heli Lukkarinen
    June 9, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    I love watching my little baby growing up and finding everything we take for granted, interesting and amusing.

  65. June 9, 2011 / 9:31 pm

    The little things they do that make you smile no matter how tired you are.

  66. Hannah Beadle
    June 10, 2011 / 7:03 am

    Every stage is lovely, hard to pick just one but I think the first time your baby say “mum” you heart just melts :))

  67. Maya Russell
    June 13, 2011 / 4:34 pm

    My most favourite thing about having a baby are the kisses, giggles and laughs. Also seeing every developmental stage is wonderful.

  68. notsosinglemum
    June 13, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    There are so many things, but being pregnant at the moment I have to say it’s feeling my baby move, from the fluttering feeling I had a few weeks ago to the more defined movements I’m feeling now. When my daughter was born 9 years ago that first look at her and the unbelievable feeling of overwhelming love that just hits you was amazing!

  69. kushla p
    June 15, 2011 / 12:56 am


  70. Leanne Dempsey
    June 15, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    I love when my baby grabs my face and gives me a big sloppy kiss!

  71. Catherine Ball
    June 16, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    There are so many wonderful things about having a baby but my favourite is snuggling up for cuddles and feeling more love than you ever thought possible before

  72. Hele R
    June 17, 2011 / 10:15 am

    Currently pregnant with my first and absolutely love feeling the first movements and knowing that there is a little life inside me 🙂 Can’t wait ’til they are born and in my life and to watch them grow up into a little person!

  73. janice taylor
    June 17, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    Has to be cuddle time after theey’ve had a feed and they are all content and snuggling up to you.

  74. Emma L Clarke
    June 19, 2011 / 12:02 am

    The most favourite thing about having a baby is watching her grow a little more each day, becoming her own person with her own behaviours, habits, dislikes and likes & knowing that we created this beautiful little being

  75. helena haddock
    June 19, 2011 / 10:55 am

    The bond you have from the moment they are born

  76. Victoria Connolly
    June 19, 2011 / 8:30 pm

    My favourite thing is sniffing her head as I hold her in my arms. I want that smell to last forever it is amazing!

  77. Pamela
    June 19, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Feeling the miracle of conception changing your body day by day and meeting that little person at their birth.

  78. Stephanie Gibson
    June 19, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Too many ‘best’ things to choose just one…but i suppose knowing you created this most wonderful beautifull little creature who makes your heart just burst with love to the point of possible love/devoted craziness has to be top of my list. x

  79. vicky haddock
    June 21, 2011 / 7:17 am

    My favourite thing ois cuddling just after they have had a bath wrapped up in a towel

  80. Emily Hutchinson
    June 21, 2011 / 10:00 am

    Seeing them grow, learn and change and become a ‘real’ person with their own unique traits.

    June 21, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    The momment you first feel you baby’s movements in the womb and build a bond instantly.

  82. Jean
    June 21, 2011 / 9:14 pm

    Your baby’s first smile every morning, even if they have had a bad night they still wake up and give you a huge smile when they see you. each day is a new day.

  83. kim corke
    June 22, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    The moments of happiness and fun they give you, from birth onwards. I remember when my daughter was born all I could see was these two piercing blue eyes staring at me and from that moment on I realised that this little person was my special little girl.

  84. Trudi Walsh
    June 22, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    The moment you find out your pregnant & the range of emotions you experience!

  85. Midi M
    June 22, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    There is too much to single out,but, I just love the weight of a baby in my arms.

  86. Tracy Alder-Ashwin
    June 22, 2011 / 10:41 pm

    Being able to give lots of cuddles is definitely the best thing. I could sit there and do it all day x

  87. Greig spencer
    June 23, 2011 / 10:27 am

    knowing you have created a “life” is sooo special!

    thanks for as fab comp

  88. Lynn Doe
    June 23, 2011 / 11:03 am

    Knowing you can use that special word “Mum”

  89. Steven Montgomery
    June 23, 2011 / 11:16 am

    The giggling , it’s infectious 🙂

  90. Stacey Farrell
    June 23, 2011 / 12:21 pm

    I’ll find out in 7 months as I’m pregnant with my first but I think it will be the first time you hold your baby, I can’t wait 🙂

  91. lorna anderson
    June 23, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    holding her in my arms

  92. Pauline
    June 23, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Knowing a baby is born innocent and needs to be nurtured very carefully. There are so many things I love about having a baby.

  93. Sarah Williams
    June 23, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    I love the closeness of a baby and the special time we have when I breastfeed. To me there isn’t another feeling of being closer and more special to anyone.

  94. Lisa Ellert
    June 23, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    hard to choose a favourite but i think the most amazing has to be the first moment you hold your baby, look into its eyes and fall head over heels in love!!

  95. Coire Burnet
    June 23, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    The very best thing is seeing him for the first time and holding his tiny litle body in my arms!

  96. Katherine Coldicott
    June 23, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    The overwhelming feeling of love you feel for them when they are born and also they smell so gorgeous when they are bathed and clean.

  97. Heather Gutowski
    June 23, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    My favourite thing about having a baby is their complete trust in their mum and dad.

  98. Donna Bailey
    June 23, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    Nothing beats the overwhelming sense of unconditional love you feel for your baby.

    Somehow just holding them and covering them in little kisses makes everything else in life pale into insignifances.

  99. Emma Wolski
    June 23, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    When their little hands holds one of your fingers!!

  100. Belinda Logan
    June 23, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    My favourite part is the all consuming love you feel everyday. Nothing tops it.

  101. Paula T
    June 23, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Holding him for the first time and the realisation that you actually made him and everyday has a favourite moment as they grow so quickly

  102. Hazel Christopher
    June 23, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    The cuddles, my son has just started to cuddle properly. It’s so magical when he’s upset and he reaches out his little rms, them wraps them tightly around my neck and just clings to me – it makes me feel so loved and needed. I could cuddle him forever!

  103. tina holmes
    June 23, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    See tiny fingers and tiny toes,
    Bright baby eyes, cute baby nose;
    Hear baby gurgles and baby sighs,
    As Mom and Dad sing lullabies.

    Life is changed, but that’s okay;
    It’s fun to spend glad hours each day,
    Taking time for all the good
    That comes along with parenthood.

  104. Izzy F
    June 24, 2011 / 7:14 am

    That first beautiful smile in the morning, it makes the sleepless nights all worthwhile!

  105. Jenifer-Mary Pettitt
    June 24, 2011 / 8:13 am

    Our baby’s smile just melts my heart

  106. Samantha
    June 24, 2011 / 9:52 am

    I love it when I pick my baby from Nursery and he instantly recognises me, giving me the biggest smile in the world and putting his arms out. for me to pick him up.. it makes me feel like i’m the most special person in the world.

  107. clar
    June 24, 2011 / 10:21 am

    I love looking and holding my baby. Capturing their unique smell and checking out their tiny feet and hands. My husband not only loves showing off the baby but also the baby gadgets!!!

  108. Helen D
    June 24, 2011 / 10:30 am

    My most favourite thing about having a baby? Its really simple – I feel complete since he came into my life x

  109. Leonie Sanford
    June 24, 2011 / 10:56 am

    Realising that someone needs you & their life depends on you. You grow up very quickly

  110. Kulwinder Lombardelli
    June 24, 2011 / 10:59 am

    My world is complete when my daughter puts her arms around my neck to give me a BIG hug and kisses me with a happy giggle just before I put her to sleep.

  111. Greg
    June 24, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Seeing him dance

  112. Nicola Dumbleton
    June 24, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    The first time they break off from a feed to give you a great, big smile! Makes your heart melt!

  113. ann morgan
    June 24, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    cant wait to hold my baby boy for the first time! 8 weeks to go!

  114. susan willshee
    June 24, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    My most favourite thing about having a baby is seeing parts of my Dad in my daughter. My Dad passed away a while ago but when I look at my daughter I see his eyes and his smile. It makes me realise that Dad had a really special part in making me and that has been passed on to his granddaughter even though he’s not here to see her. Please don’t think this is a sad and morbid comment, it’s not. The fact that I can still see my Dad’s smile every day is a miracle and makes me so happy. Having a baby who is completely unique but also has links to other special people in my life is absolutely fantastic!

  115. Nina Johansson
    June 24, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    The first smile was magical.

  116. Lisa Jones
    June 24, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    The unconditional Iove we feel for her, and the love and joy that we get back.

  117. Laura Williams
    June 24, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    The first night in hospital when all is quiet and you are feeding your baby and just staring in awe at such a beautiful little baby…. Oooo I feel all broody now!!!! I have had that lovely feeling 6 times over now…. Could easily do it again and again!

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