99 Cents Store Baby Shopping Guide
The 99 Cents Store never fails to flood me with fond memories.
My dad always used to take my sister and I there on his day off and let us buy whatever we wanted. The endless fluorescent aisles were a dream. You could find anything you wanted and it was all 99 cents.
While not technically 99 cents ‘only’ anymore, they still offers a great selection of affordable products. Their premium items are a few bucks extra. Still an amazing deal when you compare prices from other stores.
I was recently browsing the aisles of my local store when I found myself stopped at the baby section.
Isn’t it funny we find ourselves in the baby aisle even when we aren’t shopping for them?
Turns out, the 99 Cents Only Store has some great finds for babies. I mean so much stuff ladies. I can’t believe I haven’t checked it out sooner.
So if you’re planning a trip, here’s my guide to shopping the 99 Cents Store – baby edition.
Items to buy
- I got this colorful set of bath toys for only $2.99, a total steal. Stacking toys are great for the development of fine motor skills as well as helping babies understand basic language concepts.I’m super excited for him play with these. Plus, they’re BPA free!
- Some of the 99 Cents Store’s pool toys:
While babies are too young to play in the pool, toys like a basketball hoop can be just as fun on land.
When purchasing toys, avoid those with:
- Sharp or pointy edges
- Small pieces that are a choking hazard
- Parts that are loose or could come apart
- Holes or crevices that make the toy difficult to dry, a playground for mold growth
Bucket and shovel set
Perfect for summer beach days.
Fun, simple toy for all ages.
There was a good selection of toddler sized bathing suits at my 99 Cents Store. I didn’t get a chance to check prices, but I’m sure it wasn’t more than 5 bucks.
Bathing suits are one thing you shouldn’t have to spend too much on, especially if you guys aren’t going to spend a lot of time in the water.
The coloring table I saw was literally 4 bucks. It even comes with a roll of paper and crayons. You really can’t find a better deal anywhere else.
A good way to start building their book collection and vocabulary.
Yes for coloring books, non-toxic markers and paint.
For no mess painting, squeeze some different colored paint into a plastic bag for your little one to squish around.
What to stock up on
Baby wipes at the 99 Cents Store are extremely affordable and works just as well as any other wipe.
They’re Korean-made, so I’m not as concerned about chemicals or skin irritation. But to ensure the wipes are suitable for your baby’s skin, you can test it out on a small part of their body (preferably on their inner thighs).
Q-tips may or may not be in the baby aisle, but stock up on these as they’re great for cleaning baby’s face and ears. Look for a mini q-tip holder for your diaper bag.
What to skip
Pacifiers, feeding utensils, plates and bowls
Anything that holds food or goes into a baby’s mouth, I skip. Mainly because they’re made from China and the chemical hazard is just not worth it.
I’m not a fan of buying baby food at any store since it only takes about half an hour to prepare baby food for an entire month. I’ll take a raincheck on baby food.
All in all, I was pretty happy with my short trip to the 99 Cents Store. I’m sure there will be lots more to discover with the holidays coming up later this year. Little pumpkin costumes… A Santa Clause outfit perhaps? We’ll see!
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