Money Saving Tips With A New Baby

Babies are expensive, more expensive than most realise at first. So I have put together a few money saving tips in case you are worried about money - because let's be honest the last thing you want to be worried about is money during the first few months of your newborn's life, you want to be enjoying that squidgy little newborn.

Let's start with clothes. When I had my first baby, as soon as we found out she was a girl we rushed out to buy lots of pink things. I'm actually quite ashamed to say that we paid full price for nearly all of the clothing we brought! I remember folding all the precious little pink clothing up, and then being gutted a couple of weeks later because there was a massive sale and I could have got the clothing for half the price I paid! This time I learnt from my mistakes and I waited for the sales! There are always lots of sales on, summer sales, Christmas sales, you name it they have a sale for it.

Parenting clubs. Lots of parenting clubs offer discounts and the latest deals, some of these include Boots, Bounty, Emma's Diary, ELC's birthday club, and Mothercare. It is definitely worth signing up to these.

Only buy what you need. Don't waste your money on useless and un necessary baby products. Whilst you may be drawn to the newest gadgets and gizmo's they aren't always essential. I remember buying a nappy bin with Emily, and we used it for the first few weeks and then didn't bother again. It was a complete waste of £30.

Stock up on nappies and wipes. Most of the bigger supermarkets such as Aldi and Asda have their own baby events over the course of the year, for example, Aldi has one every three months. You can pick up some great deals, and it definitely is worth bulk buying when you find a good deal. Before Isabelle was born I stocked up on nappies and wipes. They were on a good deal and I knew that we would get through them. Also, certain supermarkets let you return unopened packets of nappies to swap for a bigger size if you don't end up using them.

Make cut backs where it is possible. Start being smarter with money, meal planning can save you quite a fair bit of money. Cutting back on luxury purchases such as takeaways or meals out can also save you lots. This way you can put the money you have saved towards something that you need.

If you find yourself short of money, you can always look into payday loans to tide you over until you get paid. Cash Lady is just one of the many businesses that offer this kind of loan. You can also look into purchasing bigger items such as pushchairs or the cotbed on credit, and pay a little bit off every month up until the baby is born.

I would love to hear your top tips!

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