What to Expect When You’re Expecting
- August 22, 2014
Having a baby is one of the most exciting life events that you will ever experience, don’t let money troubles or worries stress you out when there are a variety of things you can do to save money on all that baby gear you need to buy. You are probably expecting a stack of baby bills that you have no idea how you are going to pay for, however, with a few tips, you should be able to cut some of those bills down to the bare minimum.
The first tip is to do some research and buy items second-hand. I know you want the best for your baby but new doesn’t always mean better. However, if you do feel the need to buy something new, you can always sell it online when you are finished with it to make some of your money back and make some other expecting parents very happy. Another tip is to try and buy items online and in bulk. Many websites give discounts if you spend a certain amount of money and buying bulk can help you save heaps of money later, also assuring that you never have to worry about running out of supplies.
When it comes to some of the big items, such as car seats and strollers, it is possible to save more money than you might think. When you need a car, you can rent one right? So why not rent a car seat! If you go on websites such as plunket.org.nz, you can chose the option of a short-term or long-term hire for affordable prices, if you choose not to spend the money to buy one. When it comes to strollers and high chairs, you can actually buy double-duty gear so it can be both. Instead of buying two separate items, do some research and find yourself one that can switch easily and efficiently between the two.
The last tips are what you can think about doing to ensure that you save some money in the future. Do your best to breast-feed as long as possible. The price difference between a breast pump and formula is massive, you can buy a breast pump for $150 and continue using it instead of paying up to $2,500 on formula. Now if you are in the mall shopping and you find some items for your baby, remember not to spend too much because one of the most common items given at baby shower or gifts from the family is clothes. However, if you do see the cutest thing that you must have, make sure it’s on sale and even if it’s too big for your baby now, it won’t be very soon.