Finding effective ways to reduce spending on baby stuff is essential considering the average cost of childcare these days. For example, in the US, parents can expect to spend well over $10,000 in the first year of their baby’s life, and in the UK it’s about £11,500. I fully agree that your kids deserve the best. However, realistically, you need to prioritize which best is truly important, like healthcare, and where you can afford to save. From my experience, I advise prioritizing food and healthcare while reducing your spending on clothing, furniture, and toys.
3 Ways to Reduce Spending on Baby Stuff You Should Be Using Already
Become a smart shopper
Did you know that there are always diapers on sale somewhere? And if there aren’t you can always find a deal that will give you free diaper samples. There are also reward programs that will ensure you get them at a fraction of a price. It’s the same for all essential baby supplies.
Looking for those deals, sales, discounts, and coupons is the most important thing to do in order to cut down your spending on these essentials. You should sign up for alerts and newsletters from as many baby stores as you can. Monitor these emails daily and be prepared to grab a special deal right away. It won’t be there waiting for you to actually run out of diapers or baby powder.
Don’t buy new baby clothes
Baby clothing today is cute and amazing and costs an arm and a leg. Most importantly, considering how fast babies grow, yours won’t be wearing anything for long. Therefore, if there’s one type of baby stuff you should buy pre-owned, it’s clothing.
If you can’t bring yourself to buy used items for your baby, I recommend you read this post. Follow the same instructions, but instead of fashion-only find companies that offer baby clothing. Direct sales will give you an opportunity to buy it for a fraction of cost and give you an opportunity for home-based business.
Make toys yourself
Another of the top ways to reduce spending on baby stuff is cutting down on buying toys. They are even more versatile and expensive than baby clothing is these days. I highly recommend using dozens of DIY instructions to make them yourself thus saving money.
If you have any other ideas on how to cut the spending on baby products, please let me know in the comments.