Saving For Baby: 5 Ways to Save Money
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Saving For Baby: 5 Ways to Save Money

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf Signature Care Diapers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The first thing we think of when it comes to having a family is the expense that comes along with it. Upon having my second child many asked if I was ready for the additional expense, being that each child by the age of 17 will have cost $233,000! This, however, is lower than previous years where the cost was calculated to be $245,000 per child – which means parents are surely cutting costs somewhere.

I don’t think anyone can truly be prepared for the cost that comes with having children, but somehow we find our own ways to save money. While we aren’t all natural-born money savers, when it comes to having a family, a budget is a must!

Two kids later, I have a few of my own tricks that have surely helped to keep costs down.

Hold off until the baby shower.

I waited until my second child’s baby shower before purchasing anything! Why? Because you never know what extras you will receive outside of your registry and if you are missing anything, you can always use any gift cards or cash given to you to go shopping.
Check out consignment shops for baby gear and clothes.

I can’t tell you how many times I have found gently used or brand new items in consignment shops. You can find anything from furniture to clothing and bottles as well as maternity clothes if needed. Also – save the money and don’t spend it on expensive baby shoes. They spend almost the whole first year in socks anyway!

Don’t buy cheap or too expensive diapers. 

When it comes to diapers, we shouldn’t have to choose between quality and value. Finding an affordable yet effective brand of diapers is key. A wonderful brand to try is Signature Care Diapers. Not only do these diapers have leakage protection I have never seen with other brands (with 2 kids who leaked constantly, this is always a plus), but baby is comfortable and there is a wetness indicator that changes color when it is time for a diaper change. Plus you won’t spend your kid’s college fund on purchasing these diapers because of how affordable they are!

Feeding time.

If you’re breastfeeding you won’t need to worry about formula, but if you choose not to breastfeed or perhaps you are not able to (your choice), the cost of formula can start to add up so ensure to ask for samples from the hospital as well as your pediatrician. Buy your formula in bulk; don’t forget to scour the internet for coupons from the brand itself!

Buy furniture that has multiple uses.

A convertible crib is a must since your baby won’t always sleep in a crib. If the crib converts into a toddler bed and then again to a twin or full-size bed that has the potential of saving you some cash over the years. Second guess that changing table… buy a dresser and place a changing pad on it and once baby has outgrown the pad, you have a piece of furniture that can grow with your child.

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf Signature Care Diapers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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