Bottles, diapers, baby food, clothes and other supplies can add up very quick! Taking care of a baby can put a serious strain on your budget, but it doesn’t have to! There are several ways to get the supplies you need for your new bundle of joy on a budget. Taking care of your baby on a budget is actually easier than you might think! I have several frugal baby care tips to help you get everything you need and keep your budget in tact.
Sign Up For Samples
Signing up for baby samples is a great way to get many free goodies in your mailbox. Before you know it, you will be getting diaper cream, lotion and free coupons to try out different types of baby food! Sometimes the items are full-size but typically, the items are trial size. Keep all your trial size items in one location for easy access when you are packing up the diaper bag.
Ask For Coupons
Diapers and formula are two of the most expensive things you will have to purchase on a regular basis. Diapers and formula are also the two easiest things to score coupons for! Make it a point to ask family and friends to save baby coupons for you, print them off the internet, sign up at the Pampers and Huggies website for coupons. If you are using formula, you can sign up for coupons from the brand you are using. Similac and Enfamil are known for sending parents vouchers towards purchasing formula. They will also send you a starter kit when you first sign up!
Purchase in Bulk
You might find that you don’t have much time coupon now that baby is here, and that is okay! Go to your local Sam’s Club or Costco and check out how much it would cost you to purchase baby items in bulk. You won’t save as much money this way but every penny counts. You can purchase diapers, formula, lotion, ointment and other baby care items in bulk.
Sign Up For Amazon Mom
If you have an Amazon Prime Membership, I highly recommend signing up for Amazon Mom. Amazon Mom is free with your prime membership and will save you 20% diapers and wipes if you use the Amazon program called Subscribe and Save. The Subscribe and Save program is an easy and hassle free way to get diapers and wipes delivered right to your front door. The best part is you can cancel your delivery service at any time.
Amazon Mom also has other ways that you can save 20% off all the other baby essential items. This will allow you to get other popular items like formula, baby shampoo, lotions and other items you need to care for your new baby. Your Amazon Prime Membership also comes with free 2-day shipping.
Nursing isn’t for everyone but it will save you money and a lot of it! Formula is probably the most expensive item you will need to care for your baby. Nursing on the other hand is completely free and offers health benefits for you and baby.
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