Shopping for Your Baby on a Budget

By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 13, 2023
1 Comment

Today, I’m sharing a partnered blog post on Redhead Mom about shopping for your baby on a budget.

shopping for a baby on a budget

This weekend is Mother’s Day! Not only are many of us celebrating the moms in our lives, but we are celebrating ourselves as mothers as well. It’s hard to believe it will be my 19th Mother’s Day that I’ve celebrated since giving birth to my oldest son. I am a mom to six children (between my husband and I) and have loved being a mother! While it is a tough, but rewarding job, it can also add up pretty quick. I have some tips on how you can shop for your baby on a budget.

Shop Online or at Discount Stores

When my boys were babies, I loved shopping for clothes for them. Even though they grew out of some clothes faster than other, it can add up pretty quick! A great way to save money on baby clothing is to shop on sites like eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, and Craigslist. Another great place to find good prices and fast shipping is on Amazon. Plus, they have a great return policy and shipping the item back to them is as easy as ever (all you need is the item and a code and you can drop it off directly at a UPS store near you). You can also find some amazing deals at thrift stores (like Goodwill and Savers) or at garage sales. You can also find great deals on toys, books, and other baby supplies for amazing prices.

Use Coupons

Not only can you find coupons on a weekly basis in the newspaper, you can also find coupons online. There are sites where you can “clip” coupons especially for baby supplies and items such as diapers, formula, bottles, and more. You can also find coupons in parent or motherhood magazines as well on a variety of store apps (i.e., Target, Costco, etc). If you have family members who also get coupons, be sure to ask them if they have any extra coupons or ones they don’t use for baby supplies.

Trade with Other Moms

Another great way to save money on items for your baby is by trading with other moms. I found it super helpful to join my local MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) or even MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Not only did I meet other moms, but I received social and emotional support as well. Plus, I actually have a few moms that I have remained friends with over the year (19 years later). You’ll find that other moms are more than willing to either donate or trade baby clothes and supplies with you. Don’t forget to pay it forward to other moms in the future.

Even though it can get expensive taking care of a baby, there are ways to shop on a budget.

Do you have any tips for shopping for a baby on a budget?Β 

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Shopping for Your Baby on a Budget”

  1. Antoinette M says:

    Great ways to save! I’ve seen good deals at some garage sales in our area.

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