As a Mother, no penny goes to waste. There’s always something else you need to buy or an emergency that you need to cover. When everything puts pressure on your wallet, you feel the need to save a few bucks.
We gathered a few great tips on how to save money while still caring for your baby and having fun. Let’s go!
Keep an eye out for hand-me-downs
Babies grow extremely fast, and many parents are left with boxes of clothes that their baby barely got the time to wear. Instead of investing big amounts of money into clothes, shoes or toys, ask around among your friends and family. They probably have some things to give or they know someone who does.
Keep the receipts for everything
No matter if you buy a new bottle, a colorful onesie or a wooden baby chair, make sure you keep the receipts. Chances are that you will not have the chance to use that item before your baby outgrows it, or simply you receive a similar one as a gift. You can easily return them and put that money aside or spend it on something necessary.
Do your research
There are millions of baby products on the market, and they all promise to do something for you. Some gadgets may seem necessary, but in reality you may not even need them. Sure, everyone is buying a stroller, but do you really need one if you like babywearing?
Before buying anything because all your friends swear by it, do your research and think if it fits your lifestyle and your expectations.
Ask for discounts for children
Many places have discounts for children; from restaurants and coffee shops to themed parks and zoo’s. If your child is old enough to pay for a ticket but young enough to get the discount, don’t hesitate to ask for it; it might not seem like a huge amount now, but all these expenses add up.
Buy in bulk
Whenever you can, buy in bulk. Diapers, cosmetics, toiletries, dry food that does not have a short expiry date; all these cost much, much less when you buy big amounts of them. This also gives you the chance to search for the best price and to save some money by taking less trips to the grocery store.
Once you get into the habit of buying large quantities, you will never be willing to run to the store for a single bottle of baby shampoo.