Having another kid? 7 ways to save
What costs more than having a child? Having more children, of course. Here are some ways to cushion the financial blow when you're expecting again.
Another bundle of joy
Breast-feed if you can
Don't invest in breast-feeding supplies (yet)
Take advantage of freebies
Take what the hospital provides
Buy diapers in bulk
Make your own baby food
What do you think?
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May 11, 2013 4:52AM
I definitely recommend making you own baby food - it's really easy, and $1 worth of frozen peas lasts significantly longer than $1 of pureed peas in a jar. I cook/puree the food, then stick it in an ice cube tray in the freezer, then defrost 2-3 cubes in the microwave at meal time. I've found it's easy to mix it in with plain apple sauce and rice cereal/oatmeal/whatever and my kid's diet is pretty balanced. It's a good way to introduce new foods to a baby. Who'da thunk that broccoli + apple sauce = magic?
May 11, 2013 2:38AM
Why isn't buying generic brands listed as a way to save. I use Walmart or Target brand diapers because they are anywhere between $5-7 cheaper then the Luvs, Huggies, or Pampers. I also use store brand formula that comes in a bigger container then Enfamil & Similac & that container is $10 less then the biggest container the big brands come in.
Also those Gerber foods are $1 for 2 packages. Some of the other brands are 50 cents for a jar. You can hardly buy different fruits & vegetables for as cheap as the already made baby food & give your child a wide variety of foods, especially if the fruits/vegetables aren't in season.
May 11, 2013 1:38AM
before you have kids make dam sure the woman youre with is one you can trust.otherwise that kid can go from being the joy of your life to a 18 year long prison sentence
May 11, 2013 4:07PM
I find it weird you are willing to spend the time to make your own baby food, but not to wash cloth diapers to save money. Surely spending a little time washing your cloth diapers will save you WAY more than the "make your own baby food" route.
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