Delivery & Returns Policy
Each item on our website has it’s own unique standard delivery timescale which is shown on the product page. If the item is on pre-order, it will also show the availability date on the product page. Please note, the availability date is the date that the product is due back in stock. After this date, the standard delivery timescale applies. We do try to get items to you as quickly as possible an may be quicker than the standard timescale shown so please contact us if you require an item quickly.
*Please note that Next Day Delivery is applicable only to UK Mainland orders placed and with cleared payments before midday. We deliver Monday to Friday, so orders placed with cleared payments before midday on Friday will be delivered the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Our preferred couriers for the UK and Ireland are DPD Local and UK Mail who provide a one-hour time slot on the morning of delivery.
For the UK, Ireland and European Zones listed below, the shipping price will be calculated depending on the items in your basket and the delivery address.
Please remember the Golden Rule when ordering online – someone must be available to take delivery. For security reasons, most orders require a signature upon delivery. However if you instruct the courier to leave your order in a safe place or with a neighbour, ownership passes to you once the order is delivered accordingly. We cannot be held responsible for any loss incurred as a result of the courier following your specified delivery instructions. Our delivey service is to the front door of the delivery address only. Under no circumstances is the courier obliged to transport a consignment into the premises at the delivery address.
We do our utmost to ensure orders are delivered on time and in the majority of cases provide a one-hour time slot. However, please note that we cannot guarantee the time slots provided by couriers as:
- Consignments of more than one parcel can occasionally be split and so may be delivered separately and;
- Parts of your order may come from different warehouses and so be delivered at different times.
If you have any concerns about the delivery of your order, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.
All shipping costs are based on the rates that our couriers charge us. We are able to ship most products to most locations worldwide; if you would like to make an enquiry, please contact us.
Please note that quoted delivery timescales apply to UK mainland Standard Delivery orders only; orders shipped to other locations or where free delivery is selected may take longer. Whilst we make every effort to provide a next day delivery service for UK mainland, we cannot guarantee this service as it may from time to time be affected by adverse weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. We make every effort to meet delivery timescales and will update you accordingly should any delays arise. We cannot be held responsible for any losses related to courier delays. Non-Mainland UK delivery timescales vary according to the shipping address. Please contact us for further information.
Please note that the back-order date provided is subject to change but we will notify you as soon as we are made aware of any changes.
Orders placed on or the day before a Bank Holiday will not be processed for dispatch until the next working day.
Although we and our couriers make every effort to get the items to you within the timescales given this is not a 100% guaranteed service. This is because from time to time things can go wrong such as mechanical failure and even human error. We cannot be held responsible for any delays that are out of our control.
Orders containing more than one product or products that are comprised of more than one parcel can sometimes be split in transit. As a result, your order may be delivered in separate deliveries.
Shipping Zones and Costs
- Standard Delivery: £3.49
- FREE No-Rush Delivery: available on orders over £50
Non-Mainland UK and the Republic of Ireland:
(includes Northern Island, Isle of Mann, Isles of Scilly, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands)
- An additional shipping charge of £20 per parcel is applicable. We usually deliver to these areas in 2 working days, however depending on the size and weight of your order, delivery may take up to 5 working days. Please contact us if you require specific delivery timescales or prices for a particular purchase.
- Please note that large items such as nursery furniture and travel systems may comprise of more than one parcel or may have large dimensions. Please contact us prior to placing your order as additional charges may be levied.
- Additional shipping charges are applicable for furniture orders due to their size and weight. Some nursery furniture cannot be delivered to Non-UK Mainland addresses.
- Non-UK Mainland addresses include the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, and The Channel Islands as defined by our couriers.
- Delivery to the Scottish Islands is 2-5 working days.
Northern Island, Isle of Mann, Isles of Scilly: BT1-94*, IM1-9*, TR21-25*
Scottish Highlands & Islands: AB32*, AB36-38*, AB40-42*, AB55-56*, FK17-99*, G83*, HS1-9*, IV1-63*, KA27-28*, KW1-18*, PA20-49*, PA60-78*, PH17-26*, PH30-50*, ZE1-4*
Channel Islands: JE1-4*, GY1-10*
All rates are provided on a per parcel basis. Additional shipping costs may apply depending on the size and weight of an order.
Zone 1 – £20
Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands
Zone 2 – £25
Austria, Denmark, Switzerland
Zone 3 – £30
Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Mainland Spain
Zone 4 – £35
Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden
Zone 5 – £60
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Serbia
FOR COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ZONES, PLEASE EMAIL OUR CUSTOMER SERVICES TEAM FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO SUPPLY CERTAIN BRANDS/PRODUCTS OUTSIDE OF THE UK. IN THE EVENT YOU PLACE AN ORDER AND WE ARE UNABLE TO FULFIL IT DUE TO MANUFACTURER RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL CONTACT YOU.
If you have any concerns at all about shipping timescales or rates, please contact us.
FREE No-Rush Delivery
FREE No-Rush Delivery is available on orders over £50 and delivered to UK Mainland addresses only. When selecting FREE No-Rush Delivery at checkout, please note that the delivery timescale shown on the product page is not applicable. The delivery timescale for FREE No-Rush Delivery may be up to double that of the standard delivery method.
If no one is available to take delivery when the courier arrives, they will attempt to deliver your order to a neighbour. If you do not want your parcel left with a neighbour, please note that at the time of ordering. Alternatively, you can rearrange your delivery with the courier by tracking your order. If the courier is unable to deliver to the shipping address provided, they will leave a calling card with details of either where the consignment has been delivered or when redelivery will be attempted. Redelivery is usually attempted the following working day. If the courier makes 2 unsuccessful delivery attempts, you will be required to collect your order from your local depot. Should you fail to collect your order, it will be returned to our warehouse. If you refuse delivery of your order or fail to respond to the calling card left by the courier, it will be returned to our warehouse. When an order is returned to our warehouse due to any of the abovementioned reasons, a return shipping cost is payable (as charged by the courier). We will wait for you (the customer) to contact us and confirm how you wish to proceed before processing any refund.
Incorrect Delivery Address Provided
If you provide an incorrect delivery address, please contact us ASAP so that it can be amended. We cannot be held responsible for any loss incurred as a result of the provision of an incorrect delivery address.
You may of course return any order within 14 days provided that all products are new, unused and in their original packaging. To return your order, please contact us for information on how to return your order. Orders returned without a request for returns information cannot be refunded.
The cost of any change-of-mind return is at your own expense. We can arrange for a third-party collection of your order, typically at a cost of £25 per parcel (all-day service, Mon-Fri only). This charge is subject to change as certain products incur higher shipping charges due to the size and weight of their packaging e.g. nursery furniture. Alternatively, we can assist you in the return of your order through the use of courier comparison website Parcel Monkey. The order/item to be returned must be in it’s original, unused condition. Please contact us to enquire regarding the cost of returning a particular order/item. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for customers having to take time off work to return an order.
If you are returning an order/item because you have changed your mind, there may be a deduction from your refund if the item has been damaged, opened more than necessary as it would be if you were assessing it in a shop or used more than reasonably expected.
Items that are found to be faulty can be returned within 30 days. If your order/item is faulty please contact us for returns information. We recommend that customers check their orders/items as soon as they are received as even if unopened faulty items can only be returned up to 30 days from receipt.
We strongly recommend that original packaging is kept, as any collections for warranty/maintenance work will require that the item be packaged. When returning your order, please use clear packaging tape only and do not write directly on the packaging.
If there is any damage to the packaging when your order arrives, please note this when signing for the goods and contact us within 24 hours of receipt for guidance on resolving any issues.
If there is any damage to the item(s) when your order arrives, please inform us within 24 hours of receipt. As per your statutory rights, any items(s) that when delivered are not in the condition described on our website are eligible to be repaired, replaced or returned. However, if you have indicated or there is evidence that the item(s) were damaged deliberately by you or anyone on your behalf, then we reserve the right to refuse acceptance of any return or claim.
Please note that orders containing furniture should be checked on receipt. You must notify us of any courier damage within 48 hours of receipt. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any furniture courier damage claims outside the 48 hour period after delivery.
*Please note that Baby and Child cannot be held responsible for damage to items that may have occurred during transit from the delivery address to a third party address. We ask all customers by email to check items on receipt to ensure that any damage that may have occurred prior to dispatch or during transit is identified before the items are moved to another location.