Because I love shopping at Safeway and have a love and trust for Signature Care products, I am excited to partner with Signature Care diapers to bring you 10 big tips for saving money with a baby. Saving money at any stage never gets old but going from zero babies to having a baby can be a big adjustment. Going from one to three babies was definitely a struggle for me, so I have always loved saving money where I could. Then of course, the more babies you have, the more most of us need to tighten our belt. I’m past the baby stage, but I have friends and family who are still in the throes of baby raising so with my years of practice and their adorable baby models, I think we have some great content for you!
1. Consider breastfeeding if you are able and willing. Formula can be a big expense, but obviously it can’t be avoided at times. I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention breastfeeding as a great way to save money.
2. Ask your doctor for samples. If you have to get formula, doctor’s offices often have samples available, as well as for other baby products. There are many websites online where you can sign up for free baby samples as well, and you better believe I made use of all the freebies I could when my twins were born! Start here with your first freebie! Fill out this short form and you’ll receive a free 5ct sample of Signature Care Diapers!
3. Use hand-me-downs. Have you ever noticed how much other moms love sharing their knowledge, expertise and hand-me-downs? It’s true! I love getting hand-me-down clothes from cousins and friends and passing ours onto friends with younger kids than mine. It feels good to help another mom save, and to see other babies and kiddos in your baby’s clothes! Oftentimes moms are too tired and too busy to care about selling off all their baby items, so don’t be afraid to ask around if no one is offering.
4. Consider second-hand. For me, there are a few items I won’t buy second-hand, when I don’t know the previous owner or details on the age of the item (ie: carseats). However, there are so many baby items that are okay to go second-hand on. Just do your due diligence and scope out the product beforehand.
5. Start clipping coupons! Check your Sunday papers and look online because baby products always seem to have coupons out there. Pair the coupons with a great sale and you can save loads. I’ll even help you out now with a $2 off coupon, to use on any Signature Care Diaper or Training Pant Product!
6. Lose the shoes. Let’s face it, while babies may look adorable in some stylin’ shoes, they don’t need them! I’ve heard it’s actually better for babies learning to walk, to not have shoes. Keep booties or socks on hand if you’re concerned about cold tootsies.
7. Don’t buy baby clothes ahead of time. One thing I’ve learned is you can’t predict what size your baby will be during a given season. All of my kids grew at different speeds and it really stinks when you fork out the dough on a cute outfit that they can’t ever wear because it’s made for the wrong season when it actually fits!
8. Get smart about buying diapers. I was never brand loyal when my kids were in diapers because I found that a lot of diapers can get the job done. If you want a good diaper at an affordable price, consider Signature Care baby diapers from Safeway. The babies tested them out and they were quite comfy and happy. Moms are happy about how soft they are, and love that they’re not super bulky and thick. Signature Care diapers also have a wetness indicator that changes color (blue) when it’s time for a change. Get quality and value or your money back, and so far, we’re all happy!
9. Make your own baby food. I got better at this by the 4th kid and it really is easy to do. When it comes time for solids, just toss the veggies and fruits you’re already eating into the blender with a bit of liquid. Freeze in ice cube trays for convenience.
10. Consider convertible or multi-use furniture and baby products. Rather than spending money on a dresser and a changing table, make them all-in-one. I also skipped the baby bath and used the kitchen sink for as long as I could. You can also save by getting a crib that converts into a toddler bed!
The main thing is to shop smarter, not harder. Babies are so much fun so try to cut back on the worry over money, with these 10 big tips to save money with a baby. They can make more of an impact than you even realize, and it all adds up.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Signature Care diapers.