Keeping the cost down when you have a new baby can be tough. Check out my top tips on how to save money when you have a new member of the family.

Free stuff online

Firstly you need to make sure you take advantage of all the free stuff you can find on the internet! Check out these 5 ways to get free stuff online and make sure you sign up for free stuff at Free Stuff World. This way you'll never miss a baby-related freebie, like free nappies or a free sample of baby food.

 

Cheap baby stuff

It's difficult not to want the newest and most expensive items for your baby, but it's worth taking a step back to consider the cost of this habit. A little bit of rummaging goes a long way - whether it be at Gumtree.com or Preloved.co.uk, you're sure to find a bargain or two.

Keep an eye out for second-hand furniture or toys and remember, new items will be up for grabs all the time so keep checking back.

 

Multi-purpose baby items

This is a great way to save a lot of money - purchasing baby accessories and furniture that have more than one purpose in life. Baby car seats are now able to transform into strollers, backpacks, high-chairs and infant carriers -while you may end up spending a bit more than you would on a single item, you'll end up paying a whole lot less on several products with different purposes.

 

Make baby food at home

While this is completely dependant on how much time you have, preparing your own baby food at home can be a cheaper and healthier option for your child. Why not check out these Annabel Karmel recipes or Heinz Baby recipes for some inspiration?

 

Throw  a baby shower

Hosting a baby shower is a great way to get all the essentials for a new baby with the help of your family and friends. If you don't feel comfortable throwing yourself one, ask a friend to. Think about location, potential themes, games and food - after all, it's a celebration!

So there we have it - my top tips to help you save money on a new baby. Hope you enjoy keeping those costs down, if you have any more tips you'd like to share, please contact us.

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