Just follow these nine tips.
- Compare hospital costs.
- Say yes to baby showers.
- Set aside money for maternity/paternity leave.
- Shop secondhand for clothes.
- Get free samples from your pediatrician.
- Share maternity clothes.
- Clip coupons.
- Avoid the “need” to buy everything.
How can I save money before having a baby?
Here are six things to start doing right now to start saving for a baby:
- Cut Your Extra Costs.
- Save for Medical Costs.
- Sell Stuff You Don’t Need to Pay for Stuff You Will.
- Find Sales on Expensive Baby Equipment.
- Replace Maternity Leave Lost Income.
- Open a Savings Account.
How much should I save for Baby College Fund?
If you start saving from birth, the monthly contribution is about 0.3% of the college savings goal. For every $10,000 in college costs, you need to save only about $25 to $35 per month from the day your baby is born.
How can I save on diapers?
Before you cry over the price of another case of diapers, check out these tips on saving some cash:
- Maximize Savings With Diaper And Wipe Coupons.
- Store Brand Diapers And Wipes Are Just As Good.
- Use Amazon Mom.
- Join Huggies’ Enjoy The Ride Rewards.
- Have A Diaper And Beer Shower.
- Go With Cloth.
- Switch To Cloth Wipes.
What’s a good deal on diapers?
Your baby will need close to 3,000 diapers in the first year. Average cost of diapers per month can be as low as $40 if you get a good deal, or $80 if you don’t do your research. Buying diapers in bulk at a warehouse club will often not get you the best deal.
Do you need newborn diapers?
Well, it certainly depends. According to Parents, the average baby (about 6 to 8 pounds) will go through about six to seven packs of newborn diapers, which is anywhere from 216 to 252 diapers. Many times, babies don’t even fit in newborn size diapers at birth.
Is cloth diapering a newborn worth it?
Is it really worth it? Depending on how large your baby is at birth, most newborn cloth diapers are worn for 3 months on average. The average disposable newborn diaper cost .25 to .34 each. For a baby going through 12-15 diapers per day, those first 3 months of diapers can cost between $250 and $450.
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