How can i save money?

Alexandria - posted on 09/02/2014 ( 9 moms have responded )




I keep buying nessicary things for my baby and I can't ever keep it cheap any tips? please help


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Lori - posted on 09/03/2014




I am an avid couponer so I saved immensely on diapers, wipes, shampoo, etc. for my granddaughter. even formula was on sale at times and I had signed up at the websites for coupons too.
buy at the lowest prices and maximize your savings with coupons - even if it's not to the extreme.
also, I shop the consignment sales for my granddaughter. as grandma (me) you know her wardrobe rivals anyone's but because I both sell at consignments and buy, she has a designer wardrobe for a very small cost.
carter's and other baby clothing stores also run sales a lot. and sign up for their rewards programs for discounts.

Gena - posted on 09/03/2014




Try look out for sales, i dont know where you live but here they have great offers when it comes to diapers and wet wipes. Or try looking out at different stores,some have their own brand that are alot cheaper. If your baby doesnt get a rash from it then buy those ones. Stock up when when diapers and wet wipes are on special. When it comes to clothes, do you have any family or friends that could give you their used clothes? You might know somebody who has an older daughter and you could use those clothes. Atm i am giving my aunt my sons clothes because her son is abit younger then mine. That way she doesnt have to buy everything new.
When it comes to baby shampoo and wash gel i have found out it doesnt have to be the expensive brands. Some stores or pharmacys have great baby products that arent brands and cost alot less.
Next time when you go shopping look out at what store the stuff cost the less or where they have special offers.

Alexandria - posted on 09/02/2014




Thank you :) so much that is so helpful I am a new mom and looking forward to raising my little bundle of job she is 3 months and very calm but she is so expensive I do buy things that I shouldn't but it's nice to splurge for her every once and a while on her

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/02/2014




Are you truly only purchasing NECESSARY items, or do you still need to differentiate between necessities and wants?

I'd recommend that you make a list of what you purchase. If it is not completely necessary, stop buying it. This includes things for you (manicures/salon appointments, etc), and it also includes cell phone expenses and internet.

If you don't NEED it, don't purchase it. You don't NEED a smart phone, for example, you can get by just as well with a prepaid phone that doesn't ahve all the bells & whistles. You don't NEED internet, because there are computer access outlets (check your library).

Mind you, these are just the most common examples that I"m throwing at may have to dig if you're already frugal.

Guest - posted on 09/02/2014




What do you mean?
Certain items, like formula, disposable diapers, and such simply cost a certain amount and there really isn't a way to get them any cheaper than the going rate other than looking for sales and coupons.

Some items, you can save money on. You can use a cloth diaper service in most areas that costs about half what disposable diapers cost. Or, if you really want to cut costs, you can switch to your own cloth diapers--that will require a small investment up front, but over all, you will have diapers for a year for about what you would spend on 3 months of disposable diapers (Including the added utility cost of washing and drying them!)
She probably isn't eating foods yet, but when she starts, puree your own fruits and veggies--MUCH healthier and a fraction of the cost of the preservative and sugar laden store bought varieties.
Get clothes and toys secondhand from friends, relatives, thrift stores, and tot swaps.

That's really all I've got, babies are expensive.

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