I am 7 Monthes going on my 8 month of being pregnant and i can't afford the things i need

Brittany Marie - posted on 01/28/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




I'm fixing to have my baby in about 2 months and i just happen get luck my mom collected baby stuff but we can't afford to get dippers and wipes bottles and the need to have meds or clothes he will need and i don't know what to do im pretty much on my own now and i have no money and have been sick and down sense i have gotten pregnant so i have no job dads not in the picture and im starting worry my baby will get here with out the things i need for him if anyone knows anything i can do to get free things or get help please tell me because im at a lost?


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Chet - posted on 01/28/2014




The truth is that babies don't need a lot. They really don't. Our kids didn't have much as babies and they're doing great.

If you breastfeed, which is the best thing for the baby, you won't need bottles or formula. That will save a lot of money and it's the healthiest option.

Are you in the US? Are you eligible for WIC?

Have you looked at www.diaperbanknetwork.org? They list places around the US that can help you with diapers.

There are lots of recipes online to make your own inexpensive wipes out of paper towel. We just used wash cloths from the dollar store with soap and water though, or you could easily cut up old towels or old flannel sheets instead. They come clean in the wash no problem.

There should be community organizations that can help you out with support, information, and maybe donated baby items. Your doctor or midwife might have some local information, or you could just google the name of your town and "
"supports for single moms".

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/28/2014




Check with your local community.

And, you have 2 months to start gathering things. Each payday, gather a little more. You've had 7 months to plan this...and I realize that it may have been a "surprise" initially, but planning makes parenting easier. The more you plan and prepare, the better it is. So get used to that for the next 18 years.

Get paternity established, and get dad on the hook for support. Check out your local sources for SNAP, etc. And, look into employment opportunities, if you aren't already employed.

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2014




Baby shower girl.... but beside that, check your community for donation centers. i know a lot of churches and other organizations will run a donation center you can sign up for help from. Or apply at your local welfare office for help.

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