Before people decide to have children, the issue of money comes up — and it can freak anyone out. How will you afford it, not to mention everything that comes with it? University? Gah! But all it takes is a look around and you’ll see millions of families out there, which can be somewhat comforting because if they can do it, you can AND that it really can be done without going bankrupt. All it takes is a little work and creativity and you can save a lot of money.
Use cloth diapers
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Make your own wipes
Breastfeed, if possible
Make your own baby food
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Bassinet over bedroom
Ask for freebies
Buy products that grow with baby
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Keep baby’s products simple
Buy gently used clothing
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Skip the shoes
Stop buying bibs
Shop at discount stores
Borrow things you’ll only need temporarily
Make your own wrap
Ask family and friends to babysit
Trade babysitting time
Some other ways to save are to buy certain items, like these back to school supplies, at the dollar store.