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Little people have a lot of stuff. If you’re expecting, you may feel like there are endless lists of items to buy and you might be worried about covering the cost. Having a baby doesn’t come cheap but you don’t have to spend a fortune to make sure your new addition has everything it needs. In this guide, we’ll explore some simple ways to save on new baby essentials.
Vouchers and discount codes
Vouchers, discount codes and promotions are a brilliant way to save on items such as clothes, accessories for nurseries and nappies. Often, it’s possible to save money by signing up to discount websites and by subscribing to the mailing lists of brands or retailers you like. Many stores and websites email special offers and provide access to flash sales and exclusive sales for subscribers. You can also search online to find promo codes that are active at the moment and use them to save at the checkout.
Freebies and giveaways
Many expectant parents start gathering stuff during the pregnancy ready for the arrival of their new baby. If you’re counting down the days and you’re conscious about sticking to a budget, keep an eye out for freebies in pregnancy and special offers that will enable you to save. Many companies offer bundles and packs with free supplies for newborns or welcome gifts if you join new parent or baby clubs, for example. Search online and consider signing up to websites that have promotions on offer.
Buying second-hand and nearly new items is an excellent way to save money. Babies grow incredibly quickly and they often go through several outfits in the same day. While you might want to treat your newborn to some smart new clothes, it’s also beneficial to invest in inexpensive vests and sleepsuits. Babies will grow out of them in an instant and they need washing frequently. Buying second-hand clothes makes sense at an age where you may only get a few days or weeks of wear. You can also get some incredible deals on pushchairs and items like bouncers and rockers. Look for details of baby sales in your local area and join social media groups. You may be surprised at how many people are offering bundles of childrens’ clothes, toys and toiletries that they no longer need or want. It’s also a fantastic idea to swap with siblings or friends who may have had children recently.
The Internet has revolutionised the way we shop, and it’s easier than ever to find the best deals. Before you start bulk buying nappies and wipes or you buy a car seat, a pram or a cot, use a search engine to compare prices from different retailers. Often, there will be a significant difference between different websites or online stores even if you’re looking at prices for exactly the same product.
Becoming a parent can be expensive but there are ways to save money. Take these tips on board to save on new baby essentials, take advantage of offers, discounts and giveaways and find the best deals.