Now that you are about to have a baby, you suddenly realized that there are a lot of things that a tiny human would need and that you are in no way prepared. But before you “shop till you drop”, heed the below tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your money and that you are providing your baby all the essentials they would need.
Do Your Research
If this is your first baby, chances are no matter how much you have prepared for it or listen to countless advice from family or friends who have done this before; there are one or two major things that you might miss. In order to avoid this, do your research.
Read all pregnancy books you could get your hands on. Visit forums and or blogs by mothers. Make a list and write about your pregnancy. With this, it would be easier for you to research the essentials that you would need before childbirth, during childbirth and more importantly when the baby arrived.
Shop with Reputed Baby Stores
Now that you have a list of the baby essentials, shop at reputed baby shops. When you shop with reputed baby stores, not only would you be sure of the quality of the products, you could shop for everything you need in one store! No need to go to various stores or have multiple tabs open if you are doing your shopping online, plus no delivery fees for every purchase.
There are some stores that even offer discounts or free gifts as part of their loyalty reward program. So, the more that you stick to shopping in one baby store which essentially carries everything that you would need, the more chances of saving.
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Don’t Buy Everything at Once
When you are shopping for your baby, chances are you would end up buying more than what you would need in the near future so it’s better that you don’t buy everything at once. If your due date is still far off, don’t buy yet a crib, wait because the baby store might have a sale. Or the essentials that you would need, someone would give them to you as a gift. Or maybe a family or friend would donate pre-loved baby essentials to you since their baby has already outgrown them.
Stack Up on The Basics
When you go baby shopping, focus on the basics because you have no idea how much you would be using them. Buy tons of diapers and wet wipes and if possible, set-up numerous diaper stations in your home so you would not have to rush to the nursery or the baby’s room when there is an emergency and you need diapers. At least when there are numerous diaper stations in your home, you would not be stressed in dealing with diaper disasters.
A new baby is a lot of work. You’d lose sleep and you would never be able to eat on time. But following these simple tips could help ease your worries even by a little bit.
Published by Sophia Addison