I am a teenager and have a bit more than a month until my baby is due. HELP!!!!!!!

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Kelly - posted on 03/09/2013

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Once upon a child also buys your baby stuff that you don't need anymore. So as the baby grows you can take in the outgrown items and put the money toward the new items.

Juliannemarie - posted on 10/28/2012

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I shop at thrift stores for baby stuff. You can get good quality stuff for cheap since babies grow out of things so fast.



I do cloth diapers. The money you'll save is aprox 4000$ per child. Its totally worth the extra load of laundry every few days. Its super easy when you get the hang of it.

http://www.justmommies.com/articles/clot...



I find that breastfeeding is a lot easier than formula. You never need to clean or sterilize bottles. The milk is always ready and available. Its healthier and easier to digest. Breastfed babies get sick less on average and are less likely to have allergies, digestive problems etc. Plus it helps reduce your risk of breast cancer and other. Not everyone can breastfeed, but its totally worth trying because of all the benefits. http://www.askdrsears.com/?q=topics/brea...

Jazmyne - posted on 10/28/2012

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I personally either go to walmart and check the clearance rack, or I also go to a store called 'once upon a child' they have gently used baby clothes for a very reasonable price. Your baby doesn't need a dresser full just enough to get through. (14 outfits) they grow so fast that it is redundant to buy anymore than that.

Anya Natalie - posted on 10/28/2012

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Thanks. This is really helpful. My parents saved most of me and my brother's baby things, cribs and bottles and stuff, and they are helping too but I still need advice still. Also, where is the best place to get baby clothes?

Jazmyne - posted on 10/28/2012

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Ok. This is a start. If you plan on breast feeding I would see a lactation consultant. (offered in the hospital) They should be able to get you going. If you plan on bottle feeding, just remember that formula is expensive, and there is help out there such as WIC. Remember that babies tummys are small and they should be fed every 2-3 hours. (about 2 oz at a time).

Diapering: If you plan on using cloth remember to do your research about which ones are most absorbant, and what type you want on your child, this is the least expensive way, but also requires more work. If you plan on using disposable diapers, remember that even though they are more absorbant, you still need to change your babies diaper FREQUENTLY. (almost as often as a feeding) This again is more expensive, but easier. Should your baby develop a rash, use Desiten (SP?) or any other GOOD diaper paste. It is now unadvisable that you use a powder, because it can get into babies lungs. If you must use a powder find one that does not have talc in it. This is very irratating to the lungs and may cause problems.

Hope this helps.

Amy - posted on 10/28/2012

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No one can give advice unless you let us know what exactly you need advice on.

Jazmyne - posted on 10/28/2012

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What topic would you like advice in? Breast feeding/bottle feeding, How to diaper, County resources, Adoption, Co- sleep/ in own bed? How to deal with stress, Where to find clothing at a cheap cost, Nutrition advice? Anything like these?

Anya Natalie - posted on 10/28/2012

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Um, I kind of need help with everything. I already have a name, Svetlana, but I need advice

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