Ten Money Savers Every New Mum Should Note

1. Accept Hand-Me-Downs

Don’t be too proud to accept second hand goods, the money you save can be used to buy other baby products. Alternatively put the savings into a trust fund, your baby will be pleased you did when they turn eighteen.

2. Don’t Go On A Spending Spree

As tempting as it may be, it’s not a good idea. You are likely to receive many gifts after your baby is born, wait, and then buy extras when you can see exactly what you need. There are only so many babygros and towels your baby needs.

3. Bargain Hunt

Search for bargains on Ebay, Freecycle and Babywear Exchange.

4. Baby Basics

Buy your baby basics (vests, babygros etc..) from supermarkets. If you’re in the UK, Tesco, Asda and Sainburys do a great job of these. Any suggestions for baby basics in the US?

5. One Pram Only

Buy one pram that adjusts for different ages.

6. Baby Food

Make your own. The cost of making your own is a fraction of what it costs to buy a jar.

7. Milk

If you’re bottle-feeding use powder milk rather than ready-made. If you can breastfeed, do so (but only if you want to!)

8. Cheap Days Out

Don’t waste money on lavish days out that your baby won’t remember. Instead utilise museums and galleries with free entrance, save the big trips until your baby is at least a toddler and can take it in.

9. Call To Arms For Knitters

Ask knitters to knit blankets and jumpers, you could offer to provide the wool.

10. Sterilizer

Buy a cheap microwave sterilizer rather than the fancy gadgets on the market, they do the same job and can’t break down.

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10 Responses to Ten Money Savers Every New Mum Should Note

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  2. Stephanie says:

    We use consignment stores a lot here.
    What is a Pram?
    Good list!
    here via CFL

  3. Little Mummy says:

    Hi Stephanie, I think you guys call it a stroller??

  4. Lisa says:

    That is a great list. I think new mums tend to go over board simply because it is their first baby.

    Here via the carnival of family life.

  5. Samantha says:

    Amen for hand-me-downs!! I have beautiful 4 year old twin daughters and when they were tiny, we recieved a ton of hand me downs from friends and family…we still do. I love it, it saves money, and the girls have plenty of school and play clothes :) Great list you have here…I came from the Carnival of Family Life, and I’ll definetely be back :)

  6. Little Mummy says:

    Welcome Samantha, we too, have saved a fortune :) Look forward to seeing you around again.

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  9. nicki says:

    oh, a pram – reminds me of my British neighbors now! Good list – a mom can never have too many saving tip ideas.

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