Saving Money During Pregnancy
Planning for your baby’s birthday can be a bit overwhelming. This becomes even more true the closer to your due date you become. If you have been wondering how you are going to afford the many different purchases you will be making soon, don’t worry. Every new mother goes through this exact same kind of panic.
At PREGASTYLE, however, we care about our customers throughout every step of their pregnancy and we want to help you set yourself up for success once your little one does arrive. Whether you have eight months or eight weeks left until your baby is born, we know you may be able to use some advice to help make the transition from future-mommy to full-on-mother just a tad bit easier. Continue reading below to learn how you can save money as you are prepping for your baby’s first day in the world.
Nursery & Everyday Needs
There are a number of different things you’ll need in order to make sure that your baby’s nursery is ready for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. If you were to go out and buy everything from your favorite brand new baby store, you would likely end up spending a fortune. With this in mind, take the tips below into consideration and save big on nursery items.
- Keep a lookout for multi-purpose furniture.
A good example is a dresser that can store your baby’s clothing, but that also doubles as a diaper changing station.
Nix crib pillows.
Plain and simple, your child won’t need them. Not to mention, they are also a SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) hazard.
- Don’t overdo it on bottles at first.
Truthfully, you are only going to need one or two bottles the first few months your child is living in your home. This is especially true if you are planning on breastfeeding.
- Order diapers in bulk.
Not only will buying a large quantity of diapers upfront save you money, but it will also save you about three dozen last-minute trips to the store.
You have undoubtedly been excited about buying baby clothes since the moment you found out you were pregnant, perhaps even longer. However, one of the most important things people tend to leave out of their maternity stories is just how expensive baby clothing can be. Consider the tips below and save big on clothes for your little one.
Don’t buy newborn sizes.
While it would be nice if you knew at what rate your child will grow after they are born, this simply isn’t how parenting works. One of the many unknowns that comes with being a new mom is not having any idea how long your kiddo will be able to wear all the adorable outfits you bought them before they are all too small. For the most part it will take a lot less time than you anticipate.
All-in-ones don’t need to be fancy
All-in-ones are mostly worn underneath your baby’s clothing. So don’t spend a fortune on these baby clothing staples. They will end up with food stains and more, so opt for the cheapest ones you can find.
Ask friends and family
Chances are there is someone you know who has had a child in the last year who is no longer fitting into their infant clothing. If so, ask if they would be willing to donate these baby clothes to you or at least loan them. This will save you a ton of money on clothes your baby is simply going to outgrow anyway.