I'm Aussie so these prices are all in Australian $$
We had very little money with our first homebirth. We sold our only car to pay the indepencent midwives and we had to pretty much come up with the rest out of our food budget.
Kids wading pool (Toys-R-Us deluxe aquarium) AUD$60
Short legnth of garden hose (hardware store) AUD$3
Universal joint for the kitchen tap (hardware store) AUD$12
We didn't use a pump to blow it up - my hubby did that by mouth and it took him around 20 minutes with breaks.
We didn't use a pump to empty it but my hubby did that with buckets and it took him around 10 minutes.
We didn't worry about a liner for the pool but just cleaned it.
Our only other expenses for the baby were second hand clothes, cloth nappies and a baby sling.
She had it out on next day delivery for me, and it was really cheap! I already have a hose pipe, just got to buy a tap connector, and a liner (thinking about using a plastic sheet as suggested on this thread) got a pump from argos
is the proud owner of a birth pool in a box eco mini
Fab to hear that you got one
Just in case anyone else is after one def def def look on Gumtree. I tried to sell mine on there for ages but had no interest finally put it on ebay for more money to cover ebay charges and it sold straight away. Things on Gumtree tend to be cheaper cos its free to list on there.
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