First, congratulations Mama-to-be! One exciting part of the pregnancy journey is gathering together all the necessary things for your new baby. Sometimes it could get overwhelming especially if you’re a new parent. There are a lot of things and different options you could choose from that are easily available in the market or suggested by your family or friends.
Believe me, I’m on the same shoe last year when I had my little girl. With the excitement of having a new baby, I wanted to have everything I could to be prepared when the baby arrives but I ended up having way too much than what I needed during that time.
Babies can be expensive if you don’t know how to budget your money. You don’t have to spend too much on things that you would end up not using. Besides, your newborn only needs basic things such as food, sleep, comfort and most especially love.
Here are the things I considered the most essential and the “must-haves” for my newborn. I hope this will help you in preparing for your new baby.
SAVING MONEY & BUDGETING FOR BABY
BUY SECOND HAND OR USED ITEMS
If you want to save money and be wise on budgeting, you can easily save with some necessities such as clothes and toys. It’s practical to get used ones or second-hand items since your little one will outgrow all these before you know it.
BORROW WHAT YOU CAN
You can borrow other things such as baby toys, high chairs, maternity clothes or baby clothes from your friends or other family members who have kids as well. Borrow what you can.
But on travel and safety, make sure to purchase brand new items such as the car seat. This is very important since you have to assure that the car seat passed all the safety standards, not expired and quality guaranteed.
Breastfeeding will save you so much money rather than formula or bottle-feeding. No formula to buy nor feeding bottles. You may need a breast pump and milk containers when you’re a working mom or baby goes to daycare.
USE CLOTH DIAPERS
Not practical but money saver for sure. If you’re on a tight budget this is the way to go. It would be an extra laundry but will surely save you money for other baby necessities.
This is the perfect resource for any new mom!
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by all of the things you think you need for a baby. This is a really great list.
This check list is awesome! Thanks for putting this together it is quite helpful.
great list of must haves for every parent-to-be
this is super useful for those expecting. I’m expecting and is a bit overwhelmed with the things I need to prepare.
Great advice for new moms
Wow, this is a really elaborate list. I will share it with my friends who are planning baby.
This is a must-read for all moms-to-be!
I love these ideas! Sending to my sister!
This is a very useful list for new moms to be. It’s so much easier to have an already made list than create it yourself and forget to put essential things on it.
Great list! Some of my friends are expecyting soon, will share with them
I remember my first pregnancy and how exciting yet stressful it was. This is extremely informative and a great resource for new mothers!
i think you have posted very good ideas and money saving and reliable tips for parents
Such a great list! I’ll be sure to share it with my friends who are expecting!
Wish I had such a simplified list when I had my first baby.
Love to read how to be a mom.. hope the baby will be creative kids in the future
Disposable or wet wipes are something you can never have enough of. Bulk buy as early as you can and soon enough you will have them everywhere. And they will always come in handy.
a great discussion topic, I can imagine that the list must really help lots of new mums!
I’m not a mother yet but this tips would help a lot that I may apply in the future cross fingers Congrats!
I like the idea of sharing what newborn should get because it helps new other mamas to kinda get an idea of it.