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.
Baby care can be pretty pricy. But with these tips you can gear 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, not all at once. For example, your newborn will sleep in a bassinet, so you don't really need a crib right away. You can take your time, and find a better bargain. Finally, use social media. Follow your favorite stores and manufacturers on Twitter and Facebook for coupons on new items. You surely will find savings to tweet about. [MUSIC]