From the article: Saving Money in Pregnancy
Pregnancy and preparing for a baby can cost a lot of money - what are you doing to budget for baby? Are you doing hand me downs? Shopping the sale racks? Borrowing some items? Thinking of cloth diapering? Breastfeeding? What are your money saving tips for baby? Share Your Advice
Went to Yard Sales and Resale Shops
- My children were outfitted with clothing from resale shops up until they were about eight years old. That's about the time kids start wearing their clothes out rather than outgrowing them. As they get older it is tougher to find used clothing for them in styles they will wear. Pregnancy is a good time to start looking for sales for infant wear and baby furniture. Getting hand me downs for your baby from friends and relatives can help too. I wore my husband's large flannel shirts instead of buying maternity tops for wearing around the house.
- —Guest lila
Skipped the "extras"
- I think people go way over board and spend way too much money on things they don't need in general, but this whole baby crazy must have new everything and for every baby - what a waste! We found some cool used baby furniture (stroller, bouncer seat, etc.) and then used the rest to buy a new car seat.
- —Guest Leah