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Overwhelmed by what it costs to get your new baby everything they need? Here’s how to save money when you’re expecting.
From the moment you learn that a baby is on the way, your mind naturally rushes how to prepare for the bundle of joy. If you especially happen to be a first-time parent, you will most likely spree on baby products. However, planning for a baby doesn’t have to be nerve-racking. Here are some smart tips on baby shopping on a budget.
Only buy items you need
Here is an easy tip; don’t rush to buy a breastfeeding wardrobe. You will find that those special bras and nursing tees you bought are not all necessary, and spending on them will be a wastage. Second, don’t go buying baby clothes in advance. The baby might end up wearing the outfit once before moving on to the next size.
Invest in reusable products
If you are looking to save on costs, reusable products are instrumental in your budget. Products like cloth diapers and breast pads can conveniently be reused and handed down to the next baby. It is definitely a smart way to save.
Don’t shy from borrowing
Borrowing is not all that ugly as people make it seem. If you know of a mother whose baby is older than yours, don’t shy from borrowing their small size baby clothes or breast pump. They might not use them again anyway, so where is the harm?
Normalize purchasing second-hand items
When shopping for a newborn, buying brand new and designer items might probably be a bad idea. This is because kids outgrow most outfits, toys, and baby items so fast. To avoid such losses, purchase softly used clothes or items like baby walkers from merchandise or garage sales.
Check out for multipurpose furniture or accessories
When shopping for furniture especially, consider the convertible ones, which play several roles. For example, you can buy a high chair that is convertible into a regular chair or a booster seat. There are also baby cribs that are convertible to toddler beds.
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