Here are some tips on how to save money on baby and in the first weeks of baby’s life.
• Borrow maternity clothes:
If you have friends or relatives who are pregnant or have recently been given the maternity clothes ask. No need to spend money on new clothes, so you can save money and use it for other needs. It’s also a good idea to buy clothing that can serve during pregnancy and after delivery.
• Hospital costs:
One of the biggest expenses that are usually associated with the birth of a baby are hospital costs. Although the vast majority of mothers use public health services, there is also the option of wanting to give birth in a private center. In these cases, while taking into account that maternity hospitals are more guaranteed to balance the costs involved.
• Thrift shop for baby clothes:
Newborns grow fast; a way to save is to buy second-hand clothes. You can also borrow clothes from newborn to family and friends. If you plan to have more children, you must keep the clothes for your next child.
• Use cloth diapers. Besides being good for the environment, with the use of cloth diapers you can save a lot of money.
• Apply coupons and free samples:
Many companies offer free samples of creams, infant formula or diapers. Although not much, these free products, will help you save money in the first weeks, and also can serve to better understand the different products on the market.
• Avoids the need to buy everything:
What you really need for a baby? If you’re not sure what products work best for the baby, especially in the case of bottles, pacifiers and diapers, buy the least to start.
• Borrow some of the accessories for the baby:
The baby crib, pushchair, bassinet, hammock, highchair, are some of the things you can take advantage of a relative or friend.
• Buy furniture and accessories that have a dual function:
Like a highchair that can be converted into a chair, a crib that can be transformed into a bed when the child grows…
• Breastfeed your baby as long as possible. In addition to giving your baby be a great start to fend off disease, you are avoiding spending money on infant formula.