Posted on January 02 2020
Having a baby does not mean the end of your “me time” or super tightening of the purse strings. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can still save money even after having a baby and not cringe every time you spend on things that make you happy.
When our son was born, the essential spends increased despite receiving many essentials as gifts from friends and loved ones. I can hear the “yes me toos”. So, here are a few tips that might help you, new parents, to save some money even while clutching your purses tightly:
1. Cook meals at home
As a new mother, what with diaper changes, breastfeeding, soothing the baby, laundry and the unending chores, your food is definitely not a priority. But healthy and nutritious victualing is absolutely a “must” for you; and of course to keep your hubby from starving 😊.
Home deliveries or take-aways will make your wallet spring a big leak. So, grab some simple but palatable recipes like pastas-with veggies and pre-cooked meats or simple home crafted tortilla wrap burritos with stuffings of guacamole, pre-cooked meats and sour cream etc. The choices are endless. There are a host of tasty home recipes for quick dining with minimum effort and they should do the trick.
2. Sign up for deals
This is the first thing I did even before I gave birth. I signed up for many baby boxes and deals which I liked on websites. Amazon and Walmart offer free baby boxes but you need to pay for shipping.
Very similar to our online baby clothing store that showcases lots of deals every week. For instance we are always running offers you can't resist.
Take care of the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves!
3. Buy clothes that grows with your baby
We know babies grow super fast in their first year. But toddlers and babies continue to go through a lot of clothes every few months, since they keep outgrowing their clothes. This is why we, at Snug Bub, have designed baby clothes that grow with your baby from newborn to 1 year.
Our baby clothes are made of soft 100% organic cotton that feel comfortable on your baby’s skin too. They come with detachable booties and are stretchable, so that even the cutely chunkiest of babies can easily fit into these clothes. Imagine clothes that LAST 3X LONGER.
4. Buy stain resistant baby clothes
Any mother knows that babies spit up a lot and make messes. The countless hours that go into changing outfits or buying numerous outfits so that you don't have to do laundry often, can be very expensive. Check our stain-proof baby clothes for infants and toddlers. They are a must have when you have a baby spitting up often and making messes. The stains go off with just the flick of a wipe.😲😲
You do not have to buy a stain remover for baby clothes and above all, it cuts down on laundry….which again saves you money!!!
5. Look for second hand stuff online
Baby Shower pretty much stocks you up. But for those expensive things that you still want, search for them on Facebook Marketplace or other used items marketplaces like Craigslist , Nextdoor etc.
Of course, avoid getting second hand stuff which will affect the baby’s hygiene.
6. Cloth diapering
I know cloth diapering is a lot of work, especially when you are struggling with laundry. But if you buy adequate numbers, you can easily save on buying tons of disposable diapers every month. This saves a lot of money.
I always made sure to buy at least 8 of them and then keep washing every 2 days. Using cloth diapers also prevents diaper rashes and other issues when it comes to the baby’s sensitive skin. It keeps the $$ safe in your wallet!
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I hope you've enjoyed this roundup and hope this article helps you or your loved one save some $$.