How to Buy Baby Items on a Budget
Buying everything Baby needs can get expensive quickly. Here's how to get all of the essentials--including baby food, clothes, toys, and gear--while staying within your budget.
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
Shopping for baby clothes while on a budget doesn't have to be stressful. We'll tell you where and how to score a deal on your favorite little baby outfits.
for cash, a barter, or even for free. You can purchase used brand name apparel online at Thred Up, Baby Outfitter, and Rascalsresale.com. For fancier items your baby will wear only once, consider renting. Sites like
How to Buy Baby Food on a Budget
Baby has to eat! Give your cutie plenty of baby food choices while maintaining your budget with these tips.
belt. Start by making your own baby food. Buying a blender or food processor will eventually pay for itself. Blend leftover ingredients from whatever you're making the rest of the family for dinner. Just be sure the foods are baby friendly, and that you're blending thoroughly. Become a member of your local drugstore or supermarket's baby clubs. You can earn reward points and exclusive discounts on baby items, including food. Visit the websites of baby food manufacturers. Gerber often has coupons on its special offers page, Beechnut has a newsletter with deals, and Earth's Best has a special promotion page for savings. Before you shop, visit a site like couponmom.com or your local grocery store's website to catch bargains on your favorite brands. And don't be afraid to buy in bulk. Your growing baby has a healthy
How to Buy Baby Diapers on a Budget
Babies go through an incredible amount of diapers. Whether you are using cloth diapers or disposable ones, here are the best ways to stay on a budget.
toilet. Here are great ways to buy diapers on a budget. Try cloth diapers . Using them means more laundry, but you ultimately buy fewer diapers, which will help you save big. If disposable diapers are more your style, buy in bulk. However, if you have just one newborn whose growing rapidly, you may end up with leftovers. Consider buying one bulk box in smaller quantities when they go on sale. Go online. Sites like diapers.com and Amazon Mom are great for saving on disposable diapers . If you're brand loyal, Huggies and Pampers offer rewards points on their websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Finally, apps like Diaper Deals
How to Buy Baby Formula on a Budget
To prevent Baby from eating through all of your money, be smart about your spending on baby formula. Here are some tips on how to save on formula costs, starting from when you leave the hospital.
Baby formula comes at a high cost. Keep more green in your wallet with these smart saving strategies . Before you leave the hospital with your newborn, ask for free formula. Already passed that stage? Check with your pediatrician to see
How to Buy Baby Gear on a Budget
The key to buying baby gear for your little one is to take your time to get everything you need. Here's how to get the best deals on your budget.
up without going broke. First, determine what gear you really need for baby . Diaper wipe warmers? That's what hands are for. Baby food processors? Your regular one will work just fine. Then, ask friends and family if they have baby gear they don't need anymore. You can also find secondhand items on sites like Swap Mamas, Swap Baby Goods, and Freecycle.com. Before you buy, do online research to make sure used or borrowed gear conforms to current safety standards and is in good shape. In addition, buy in phases,
How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget
There are plenty of ways to save on baby toys -- including making them yourself! We'll tell you how to stock your munchkin's playroom on a budget.
from colored construction paper. Not too artistic? Be resourceful. Make drums from cardboard boxes or just use pots and pans. Complete the set with wooden spoons . Instead of rattles or toy keys, give your baby a set of plastic measuring spoons. Also, ask friends if they have toys to hand down, or buy second-hand items at yard sales. Just make sure to inspect and thoroughly clean them before handing them over to your tyke. And when all else fails, hit your local playground to crawl around with other babies. Babies love to interact with each another. If it's chilly out, go to your local library to read books together. Most libraries have toys too. [MUSIC]