Babies are (can be!) expensive! I know, because I just had one!
However, I believe that babies are only as expensive as you make them, and I have worked really hard to keep my daughter’s expenses are low as possible. Here is a giant list of posts that helped me to save money!
They are broken down into several categories: General Information, Couponing/Stockpiling, Doing your own photography, and Feeding.
Each and every one of us have very different parenting style – which is great! – so I collected articles that will appeal to EVERYONE, no matter you parenting philosophy or budget! Put into place, these tips will help you put some much needed money back into your budget!
From maternity wear, to nursery furniture, and even what to pack for the hospital, these tips will help you not get caught up in spending money, but instead focusing on what your new baby actually need.
Even if couponing or buying items at rock bottom price isn’t really your thing, there is a lot of value to embracing it while pregnant and during your baby’s first year. I didn’t buy diapers for 2 years after my daughter was born, and saved big on other baby essentials!
Doing your own photography
While we’re not big on gifts or decorations, we do place a large emphasis on capturing family moments through photography. If you’re in this camp, you know that good photography is expensive. However, if you’re a halfway decent photographer, with the help of some awesome tutorials, you can take your own newborn & family photographs for a fraction of the cost of professional photography, and no one will be the wiser!
Whether you’re breastfeeding, pumping, or feeding with formulas, plenty of knowledgeable parenting bloggers have tips for you!
Helpful resources to save you money, make the process more efficient, healthier, and get your more sleep.
Whatever your parenting style, be it Babywise, Attachment parenting, or somewhere in between, you need to realize that babies don’t need all that much to thrive. Food, clothing, and love is about it, but it is still understandable if you want to embrace products that make your life as a new parent easier!
So start today making changes to make your baby’s first year less expensive and share your successes & tips below in the comments!