Having a cuddlesome baby does not mean that it has to cost you a fortune. Well there are certain things that you will need to buy like blanket or diapers, but it does not mean that you have to get hold of each and every piece of furniture. You have to shortlist the priorities. I did the same when I had my first born because I was running short of money and just could not buy everything. I have just made your job easier by mentioning the essentials so that you do not have to buy everything. I have also mentioned the nursery furniture essentials that you need to buy.
Smarts ways to save on your baby
Try to follow my ideas and you will see that you will have a beautiful nursery for your baby without spending a lot.
1# Saving on the diapers:
Well the most expensive baby items are the diapers. The problem is that you just cannot do without them. However, the option for you is to buy the diapers from a sale. This way you can get adequate stock at an affordable price. However, do not buy a huge stock of diapers initially. Buy a single pack for a new born because he will outgrow them pretty fast. Buy the diaper on need basis.
One more thing that you need to remember is that you should not compromise on the quality of the diapers. If you go for low quality diapers then you may end up cleaning the mess-ups so go for affordable quality diapers.
2# Go for reasonably priced accessories:
You will need to bathe the baby on a daily basis. Thus a small plastic tub will be sufficient. Just make sure that you buy a good quality tub. You do not always have to go for very fancy accessories for the baby.
3# Use your discretion when buying baby nursery furniture:
It is always better to buy a new crib for your first born. The reason is that you will want the crib to be as per the standard safety requirements. You can reuse this crib for your second baby. If you have a very tight budget then you can get hold of used cribs as well from second hand store. However, make sure that you inspect these cribs prior to the purchase. This way you can set up a safe nursery for your baby.
If you are buying a crib then opt for a convertible crib. The advantage of such a crib is that it can be converted into the toddler bed in the later years and you will not have to invest on a new bed.
4# Use the mattress wisely:
Now if you have invested on a quality mattress then you can put quilted mattress pads on the mattress. Your mattress will last for a long time because diaper leakage will not reach the mattress.
5# Do not buy a changing table
You can easily do without a changing table. If you have a dresser at home then place a changing pad on the dresser top. You can also add some wall shelves for the purpose of storage.
6# Choosing the right baby products for the baby:
Do not buy a lot of baby stuff like pacifiers or feeder initially. Try to buy the minimum number of items initially. When you know the preferences of your baby then you can buy more items as well.
# 7 Do not go for brands:
You do not have to go for labels when you are buying stuff for your baby. You should just ensure that you go for quality items that are budget friendly as well.
8# Keep a check and control over the budget:
Now the most important thing to do is that you have to define a budget and you should follow it. You should keep a check on your spending so that you can identify the things that you can cut down on easily.
I hope that you find my ideas useful. You should try out these ideas if you want to cut down on baby expense. Believe me these ideas do work. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding my ideas do let me know.