As a first-time mom you’d think I would buy anything and everything I saw for babies but that isn’t the case. I like saving money as much as I can. So, here are The Best 7 Money-Saving Tips For New Moms.
This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.
1.Free Stuff Firs
Always accept donations from any of your mom’s friends! One coworker I had, gave me a Boppy Pillow, a Glider and a bunch of toys.
Savings: About $200-250
2.Swap Items With Friends/Moms/Family
Another of my coworkers at the salon I used to work at gave me her daughter’s crib ( they co-sleep ) and I gave her a massive reclining chair I was not using.
Savings: About $350-400
3. Buy Second Hand / Thrift
My baby’s dresser I got on OfferUp. I paid $40 and it’s a white wooden shabby chic beautiful dresser which I absolutely love. I also got a booster chair and a floor mat for also $40.
4. Go Brandless
The best thing you can do for your pocket is to forget about big names and big brands! They are overpriced and really not needed. I lean towards the company Brandless because everything is $ 3.00, and they arrive right at your door and you save a trip to the store.
Savings: Depends ($3.00 e/a per item)
5. Mix & Match
Do not get crazy with themes and colors! Mix and match, it looks better anyway. With this, I am referring to furniture, clothes, accessories, etc.
This goes hand in hand with number four.
Savings: Varies from person to person
6. DIY ( If You Can)
When it comes to ‘DIYing’ I am a DIE-HARD fan! I love doing things myself and have creative freedom. With a BEABA Babycook 4 in 1 Steam Cooker & Blender, I make my own baby food, pro? No additives or sugars or harming preservatives. I know exactly what goes on my daughter’s food.
Savings: It depends on the cost of produce where you live.
Example: Baby food on average is $0.99 to $1.50 per container which means 1 serving. Now one sweet potato is about $1.15 and will give you 4 to 5 servings. That sounds really good to me!
7. Cloth Diapering
This one may not be what you were hoping to hear but it is way easier than you think. It also saves A LOT of money. It may sound gross or like too much work but it really is the greatest thing. Especially because cloth diapering isn’t like it was decades ago. There are many kinds of cloth diapers and most are really easy to use as well as cost-effective.
Now there are about three main kinds of cloth diapers out there.
It’s all in the name. It’s exactly like a disposable but you can wash it. No frills or fuss. They come in snaps and velcro. In my opinion, snaps are more durable.
Covers and Inserts
These are like a pantie and pads or liners, basically, you have the cover that tends to be liquid proof and the insert which can be changed for another insert. There are different kinds of inserts but I tend to gravitate towards organic cotton and hemp as they are more absorbent and better for my baby’s skin.
This one I would not recommend as it is the kind that was used before the disposables were invented. This kind is too much work in my opinion.
That’s all I have for now but I will continue to update this article as I find more ways for moms to save some money.
Don’t forget to sign up for One Stoked Mom’s Email Newsletter! I won’t spam or email every day, I promise! You will only get updates when I upload new content and occasionally if I get a great deal from my Affiliate Partners…
Thanks so much for reading!
If you have any questions leave a note in the comment section below…
All material contained on these pages are free of copyright restrictions and may be copied, reproduced, or duplicated without permission of One Stoked MOM. Citation of the source is appreciated.
All content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice.