Let’s be honest, babies are expensive. They can dig a hole right through your pocket if you are not being careful. And moms being moms, they want the best for their kids, whether it is clothes, diaper, soaps, moisturizer, creams, etc. And they often end up spending a lot on baby products when they hit the baby aisle. You cannot compromise on quality when it comes to shopping for babies. But the one thing that you can do is shop smart. Here are 8 tipid hacks that moms use to save some money when shopping for their little munchkins.
1. Stock Up On The Essentials
Buying in bulk is the best way to save some money. Stock up on diapers, baby wipes, and other baby care products. However, don’t make the mistake of buying baby clothes in bulk as your baby will outgrow them soon.
2. Accept Hand-Me-downs
If your baby has an elder sibling, you can check the garage or storeroom for your older kid’s baby clothes. Buying new baby clothes will be a waste of money since your child will outgrow them before you know it. And babies don’t care if they are new clothes or hand-me-downs until they are at least a few years old. So make the most of it now. And this applies to toys, cribs, and shoes as well. But if something seems worn out or old, it’s best to go for new ones.
3. Purchase From Affordable Shops
You will find high-end baby brands that cost a fortune and affordable baby brands of good quality in your neighborhood. Baby essentials can be really expensive if you shop at the wrong place. Find budget stores that offer good products at affordable pricing. You can also talk to fellow moms and get their opinion on their favorite spots to shop for their baby.
4. Gender Neutral Is The Way To Go
Instead of pink for girls and blue for boys, why not go for gender-neutral tones? Whether it is a crib, baby clothes, shoes, or any other accessory for your little one, choose gender-neutral. This way, you can reuse it if you are planning to have kids in the future.
5. Encourage Useful Gifts For Birthdays And Baby Shower
Whether it is your kid’s birthday or your baby shower, encourage useful gifts. Ask your friends and family to get gifts like pumping products, postpartum essentials or baby care products as gifts. Your friends (especially the single ones) might be confused on what to get for your baby shower. By guiding them in the right direction, you will be doing a favor to both you and your friend.
6. Breastfeed If You Can
Breast is best, and it’s absolutely free. Breastmilk has many benefits and you will be saving up on formula milk. Breastfeed your little one for at least six months if you can. Read up on how you can make breastfeeding easy and take classes if necessary.
7. Lookout For Discounts And Offers
Be aware of big sale events and upcoming season sales to buy supplies at a fair price. It’s also a good idea to stock up on products during this time as the prices will be slashed and you will be saving up tons. You can also talk to the salesperson or share your email or phone number with the store so that you will be notified on upcoming offers.
8. Don’t Go Overboard
Don’t go overboard whether you are buying in bulk or purchasing at a discount rate. Babies outgrow everything in a jiffy and they don’t need too many products. So, focus on the essentials and what they actually need.
We hope with these mommy hacks, you will be able to save at least a few bucks when you make a purchase for your little one the next time. Are there any tips or hacks up your sleeves? Please share in the comment section below so that fellow moms can take advantage of your mommy wisdom as well.