How to save money on newborn baby essentials
in this guide we cover how to save money on newborn baby essentials…
If you’re expecting a baby you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with the amount of items you need to purchase.
The average family spends £3000 or more in the first year of their baby’s life, but there’s ways you can buy for your baby on a budget.
What you need to transport your newborn baby…
The car seat is the most important item to transport your newborn baby. A car seat allows you to take your baby with you anywhere you want to go. It attaches to the back of the seat in a fixed position and will not move as long as it is strapped in tightly. There are many different types of car seats available and it is important that you choose the one that is right for your situation. For example, there are infant car seats that will work for the first year, convertible seats that last from the first year to a few years old, and next to last, a booster seat.
Pushchairs are also extremely important to have when transporting your baby. A pushchair allows you to take your baby with you on any outing. The most important thing is to make sure the stroller’s handlebar height is high enough for you. This will allow you to push the stroller without bending over and making it difficult for you to walk or navigate through crowds. A lightweight pushchair is also important because it allows you to move around quicker when out in public Pushchairs that can fold away are great because they are very light and compact, allowing more space for your baby’s car seat in the back seat, as well as making it easier to store at home.
Baby carriers are also good for transporting your newborn baby. Baby carriers are a great way to carry your baby and will allow you to go out without having to hold them in your arms the whole time. This also makes traveling with your newborn baby much more fun and safe. Baby carriers come in different types, including slings, wraps, or wraps with covers. One thing you should look for is the ability to adjust the carrier’s straps so they fit easily around your shoulders and other parts of the body.
What type of crib does a newborn need?
If you are expecting a baby, it is essential to have a safe place to put your newborn down to sleep. Many parents begin by using a Moses basket. A Moses basket is a basket filled with pillows or blankets that will hold your newborn baby. This will work for the first few months, after which your baby will need to transition into a crib or cot. A baby crib is a bed for your newborn baby, usually made of wood with bars on all four sides to protect a newborn baby from injury. Cribs come in a variety of styles that include convertible cribs and side-by-side cribs.
Read our guide on the Best Co-Sleepers and Cribs for your Baby in 2021.
What you don’t need to buy for a newborn?
There are some things that you really do not need to buy for your baby. These include items such as a white noise machine, baby towels, or a baby bath. These might be nice to have but are not essential for your baby’s safety and comfort. For example, a white noise machine might be nice to have when your baby is asleep, but it is not necessary to make sure they have a good night’s rest. For washing, a sink will work just as well as a baby bath for your newborn baby. When it comes to baby towels, you can use regular soft towels that you have around your house. This will save you time and money, as you do not have to go out and buy a specialist item just for a singular purpose.
How to save on bottle-feeding?
If you are bottle feeding products such as bottle warmers and sterilising equipment are also not strictly necessary, though they can potentially make your life a little easier. You can easily warm a baby bottle by placing it in some warm water for a few minutes. Sterilising equipment is also not necessary, as boiling water will do the same thing. In the long run, it is up to you whether or not you want to use these items.
Should you use reusable nappies or disposables?
There are many people out there who are using cloth nappies for their babies, which have many benefits. First of all, they cost only a fraction of the price of disposables and will last for quite a long time. They are also easier on your baby’s skin because they do not contain any chemicals or bleaches that might otherwise be an irritant. It is also important to note that cloth nappies do not contain as much moisture as disposable ones do, allowing your baby to stay dryer and more comfortable. If you choose to use cloth nappies, be sure to clean them thoroughly after use.
Should you buy second-hand baby products?
One of the great things about shopping second-hand is that you can save quite a bit of money on baby goods. When it comes to buying new products for your child, there is little difference between a brand new product and a old product. However, the cost of the old product will be much, much lower. The best way to look for second-hand baby goods is to shop at Car Boot sales, charity shops, and through friends and family. Looking through these avenues will give you access to many products that may have even been previously unused. Many people sell their unwanted and unneeded items, such as baby clothes and accessories, very cheaply since they have no more use for them. Therefore, if you want it cheap, second-hand baby goods are an excellent option for your baby’s needs.
How to save money when buying new baby products…
There are several ways to save money on new baby products. One way is to purchase products at discount stores or outlets (such as Home Bargains, B&M and TK Maxx). This is a great way to shop for your baby as you can get top brands for significantly less money than in regular stores. Many times, these outlets will have sales on their merchandise that are cheaper than any other store. Another way to save money is to stock up on items when they are on sale. Supermarket Baby events will often offer big markdowns on certain items throughout the year. If you can manage your time well enough, it is always worth checking online for sales as well.
Are Budget Brand Baby Products any good?
A lot of people prefer to buy higher-priced baby products because they think it helps guarantee better care for their children. Some people have the misconception that cheaper baby products are therefore lower quality. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, you can find some cheaper brands that produce budget baby products of the same quality as their more expensive brand-names. You just have to do your research and compare prices and ratings before buying an item.
Should I make a baby wishlist?
A baby wishlist is an excellent way to help your family and friends get a gift that you actually need. If you are having a baby shower, make sure to include the gift registry in your invitations. This will allow people to know exactly what items you need and how many of each they should buy.
We hope this guide has been helpful in deciding how to buy products for your newborn baby on a budget.