Having a baby doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The good news is that you’re not the first person ever to have a baby, and so that means that millions of parents have lots of old baby items that they are willing to sell cheap or literally give away. There are some things however that people prefer to buy new, or have tno choice but to buy new. Either way, there is no reason why you can’t save a few pennies when you buythem. Here are some ways to do it.
Begin Planning Before Baby’s Arrival
Among the greatest methods to save huge on infant things would be to wait to shop until after they are born. There is no means to understand everything you will need or want until you really have the infant at home. “It is hopeless,” Angie says. “You will squander money by attempting to cover all the bases. Instead, purchase or borrow when you perceive a real need.”
Research Before You Buy
Before you head to the closest baby superstore and proceed on an infant shopping spree, do your research! “Store with a laptop, not a wallet,” Angie says. Read reviews to figure out what other parents are saying and compare prices before you purchase anything.
Use Promotional codes
Many baby retailers such as Mothercare offer voucher codes, discounts, deals and other incentives for expecting parents so that they can save a bit of money. If you regularly check websites like Revouchers for Mothercare promotional codes, then the chances are you will be able to save at least 20% off of the RRP.
As mentioned previously, you’d be surprised how many baby things you are able to either get for free from friends or discover used. The one thing I recommend purchasing new is a car seat. When you do purchase new things, seek out sales — 20 percent off or more.
Stick to the Essentials
There are some infant things you can not live without. “Believe basic needs: food, sleep, and security,” Angie says. Some essentials include:
• crib and bedding
• nappiesand wipes
• bottles and formula
• breast pump
• car seat
Reach the Sales
Learn the best way to shop sales. “Parents who do not shop the sales or use coupons spend quite a bit more than they want to. Likely 25-30 percent more,” Angie says. Stock on consumables like diapers, wipes, and formula so you do not have to rush out and purchase them at the last minute.