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5 Tips for Saving Money for a Baby

March 22nd, 2011 at 05:52 am



My baby is due soon and Iím saving all I can. I never felt financially ready for a baby, but if I waited until I was, it would probably never happen!

Babies are no doubt expensive. And living on a tight budget is challenging with a newborn on the way.

Here are some of the average set up costs for having a baby, and this doesnít even include diapers, baby wipes, formula, or childcare.

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4 Responses to “5 Tips for Saving Money for a Baby”

  1. fruitbowlk Says:

    Those are great ways but you can also check craigslist, Mommiesboards,consignment sales, friend,and yardsales to save big on children's stuff. And always shop out of season for your child/children clothes to save up to 80%.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Things also do not have to be made specifically for baby. Our diaper bag was a sports bag from Target. Wash cloth was the same as anyone else would use. No need for any of the bottle related stuff. No need for nursing pillow as regular bed pillows were sufficient. Old sheets were cut down and sewn to fit the crib. A clean kitchen sink was just as good as a plastic infant bathtub and did not add clutter. A diaper pail is any tightly lidded can. Bibs were not needed until baby was eating solid foods, and a washcloth or tea towel tucked in under chin was just fine, though we did have some bibs, too. The baby monitor we were given was passed on to someone else, as we lived in small enough accommodations to always be near baby.

  3. hmmmm Says:

    Why is it that people post on a blog with a link to another blog?

  4. Nika Says:

    Hi, I had a baby recently -- well, he is almost 5 months now.

    I don't see what the big deal about diapers/wipes is. They are cheap -- like $40 for good ones, and $20 of amazon mom with coupon. And even nicest wipes, like Lansinoh still don't cost all that much. Now 2K a month on childcare, that is a major issue that you just can't save on.

    I am at home with the baby right now, but in a few months I will have to go back to work. I am staying home so that I can exclusively breastfeed for 6 month and than continue to give breastmilk for a while. It is not to save on formula -- that would not be worth it if you look at savings as "per hour" wage. I am going through all that effort just to lay the best foundation for my baby's health.

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