Shopping for Your Baby on a Budget
Today, I’m sharing a partnered blog post on Redhead Mom about shopping for your 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.
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?
Great ways to save! I’ve seen good deals at some garage sales in our area.