Are you having a hard time coping with your expenses at home? And to even add more pressure, you have a baby to raise. Purchasing baby products and supplies can get quite expensive.
So what can you do to properly budget your money? Well, you can start by saving money. Why not try to prioritize the things that are extremely necessary and forego those which are not really that important?
To help you further, here are seven ways you can save on baby related costs:
Use your baby registry
A new crib, walker, toy, or stroller for your baby. These are some of the things you want your little one to have but you just don’t have the budget for them yet. The solution? Why not make use of your baby registry? Items which are expensive on your part can be registered on your baby registry so that friends can purchase them for you during special occasions like your baby’s baptism or birthday. Sounds practical, right?
Use second hand
Who says hand me downs are no use at all? You will definitely be able to save more money if you use second hand baby clothes, bottles, toys, and supplies. From cribs to car seats to strollers. You can ask for second hand items from friends or relatives whose children are grown up already. Or you can simply pass down your eldest child’s things to your newborn. Make sure that you keep and take care of those baby supplies and items well so that you can still reuse them when the time comes. Second hand items are as good as new ones. Just make sure they’re still in good condition.
My son is four years old and I still use second hand stores for things. It saved and still does save me lots of money. You can also take items back for store credit or cash. This is a great tip—-Karla Bond, Editor in Cheif, Bond With Karla
Buy used supplies for your baby
You can also buy used supplies for your little one. Try to visit your local thrift stores and garage sales for cheap items. From baby clothes, gear, to toys, they would usually sell that. Before buying one though, try to examine the items first and see to it that they’re still okay. Avoid buying unsafe baby items though.
Breastfeed your baby
Are you spending more on formula milk for your baby? Well, it’s time that you breastfeed your child. Breast milk after all is more nutritious and highly recommended by doctors. When you breastfeed your baby, you can save more money since you no longer have to spend for expensive milk formula.
Save money on diapers by getting hold of coupons.Diaper costs are also pretty expensive. As such, try to find ways on how to save on diaper costs. You can do this by securing coupons for diapers online or from baby stores. You could also save by using cloth diapers.
Shop online for baby items
You can also save more money when you shop online for baby items. You can surf websites and compare prices so that you can get the best deals. Plus, you would no longer have to spend for transportation and related costs since you can do this at home. From brand new items to second hand ones, you can all get them online.
Buy items on sale
Finally, you can save money on baby supplies when you purchase them during sales. So watch out for that and be ready with your list of baby supplies.
Having a baby can be expensive, but you have various alternatives on how you can save money. So try to follow these tips.
This is an article written by HowtoGetFinanced.com. At HowToGetFinanced, you can find some great advice when it comes to your most stressful money matters.
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