Babies on a Budget: Tips to Save You Money
Does the media have you feeling like you need to spend excessively on your little one? Learn to overcome the urge that quantity is better than quality and discover the fine art of parenting on a budget.
Borrow from Friends and Family or Purchase Secondhand
Some friends and family members may have finished having children or are enjoying a hiatus, and will most likely have nursery items to lend. Borrowing secondhand baby items doesn’t mean you love your child less. As long as used items are in good condition and conform to safety standards they are an excellent alternative to spending your hard-earned cash on a plethora of new furniture and clothing.
Tania Ranson, mother to 18-month-old Faith and seven months pregnant with her second child, says she relies on Internet markets such as eBay for bargain buys. “My husband and I know that our second child is going to be a boy, which makes preparing for his arrival a lot easier,” says Ranson. “Buying bundles of boys’ clothing from other mothers is so convenient and economical.”
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