10 Ways To Save When You’re Expecting a Baby

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How To Save Money When Expecting A Baby

  1. Minimize your purchases until after your baby shower.
  2. Here’s one that embarrasses my wife – be willing to return/exchange shower gifts.  Better to have want you want then something that you’ll never use.
  3. Tell your friends.  Baby needs don’t last forever so there is probably someone who has a kid who just grew out of something.  The would be glad to give it to you if they knew.
  4. Consider negotiating the cost of delivery.  Better yet, have you baby somewhere that has cheaper medical costs.
  5. Write these words on a paper and put it in a public place “What I spend on this baby in now way dictates how much I love him or her.”
  6. Buy it when you need it.  Far too many people buy infant items that they never need.  They want to be prepared, but …
  7. Shop at Sam’s Club for diapers and wipes.  Buy one package of each to have on hand for when baby comes home.
  8. Precook meals.  When the baby is in the house you’ll be tempted to eat out more often.
  9. If your wife is still working start cutting costs now and save every penny.  Especially, if you wife does not plan to go back to work.
  10. Before going out and buying a new maternity wardrobe see how long you can wear what you have.  You might only need to buy maternity clothes for the last few months.

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Comments

  1. says

    Craig thanks for the words. This is the exact advice people need. It’s usually all about what to do after the baby is born, people tend to emphasis that one will never be ready financially for a baby, but what sort of emergency fund should one have in preparation for a baby if you had say one year to save.

    I know the Lord provides, but we need to be responsible and not put God to the test either.

    Thanks again.

  2. Kim says

    Stockpiling diapers and wipes in advance saves a ton of money when you see great deals and discounts because you know you’ll always need it and if your child outgrows a size you can use it for an upcoming babyshower gift.

    I had my daughter 8 months ago and was only introduced to Amazon subscribe and save program/Amazon mom recently where you can get diapers for 30% off, free shipping, and any extra coupon codes you can find (usually extra 20%) in Parenting magazine or online. In essence, I was saving half off the price of premium diapers. The cost per diaper was cheaper than any one or two dollar coupons I was sent from the diaper companies.
    It definitely made me an Amazon fan and the convenience and ease was a huge plus for a new mommy! As for wipes, Costco is the way to go.

  3. says

    I bought necessities for myself and baby.
    Rest was all collected from friends and the rest was completed by others as gifts.
    No point in spending too much that too when the baby grows at a faster pace during first 6 months.

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