Here at MMM, we’ve got your back when it comes to all new and exciting things parenting related. Sprout Perks is a new platform which is effectively the same concept as a student discount but for mums on maternity leave and pay.
The concept was brought to life by Sophie Horne, a mum of two who’s priority during her first maternity leave was to save as much money as possible to allow her to stay at home and look after her son for as long as possible.
To us, the concept sounded great and we’re always up for testing out new things and shouting about our exciting finds. So in this post, we’ll be giving you our take on the platform.
So how does it work?
You can join Sprout as soon as you find out you are pregnant and Dad’s to be can join too, it costs a one off £10 charge for an 18 month membership which unlocks discounts and offers for more than 40 brands and counting.
Which brands are featured?
The full list of partners is available on the website at https://getsprout.co.uk/brand-list/, but the hub has a range of discounts for different baby brand categories from My First Years to Mamma Mio Skincare – Sprout features brands from a range of areas; baby clothing, postnatal fitness, maternity and nursing wear, bespoke jewellery, useful baby accessories (think baby nails) and even nursery furniture. They do cover all bases and their founder is determined to cover more as the brand grows.
Our personal faves are Hot Tea Mama – they do a great nursing tea, Latched – amazing workout gear for pregnant and nursing mamas, and Papier – producers of the most beautiful personalised children’s books.
What’s MMM’s verdict? Is it worth it?
It’s a bit of a no brainer – for a membership that costs you 55p a month, you will no doubt save more than this over the 18 month period. That is, if you see brands that resonate with you and are places you like to spend. It’s also a great way to meet people as they have Facebook pages set up for parents by the month of birth of their baby – this is an amazing way to connect with people who will be in the same boat as you at the same time without having to pay for a pricey antenatal class and who knows you might even find someone on the group who is local to you and can become a firm friend. Overall, the perks are great and the brand partners are high quality and always expanding so watch this space, we think Sprout perks will soon be going viral!