Buying clothes for a newly born baby can be a lot more expensive than you would imagine. Coupled with the fact that once you’re new bundle of joy has arrived, there are a whole load of other things that you need to buy such as buggies, toys, car seats and not to mention decorating hid or her room. It is no surprise that during those first months, many new parents struggle to make their money go as far as they would like, however, there are a few thing that you can do to help save a little money here and there. As the well known saying goes, if you take care of the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves.
Shop Second Hand
One obvious way to save money is to shop for second hand items. Many parent have an adversity to doing this, although there is no reason why they should. Many second hand items of baby clothing are almost like new and you can pick them up for next to nothing on auction sites such as eBay and Gum Tree. You may even find people who are giving their old things away for nothing, as long as they go to a good home. You also may be lucky enough to have a family member or friend who has some unwanted items that they are willing to give you, and if that is the case, there is not reason why you shouldn’t accept them.
Use Voucher Code Websites
If you still want to buy brand new clothing then make sure that you shop around and get the best deal. The most effective way to do this is to look for promotions and voucher codes on websites such as Fliggo.com. There are a huge number of money saving websites that list deals for baby clothing, toys, child safety products and just about anything else that you are likely to need in those first few months. You may have to dig around for a while until you find exactly what you are after, but often you can get between 20% and 50% off the listed prices, so it is very much worth taking the time.
Choose Less Expensive Brands
Parent want their children to have the best in life, and who can blame them, but at such a young age, your child does not need to be wearing the most expensive designer brands on the market. If you are counting the pennies, why not go for a cheaper option? Supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda have their own ranges of children’s clothing which is very affordable, yet still of a very high quality. There is no point in splashing out on designer gear if it is going to leave you with money problems later on down the line. As your child grows and your financial circumstances change, you can always opt for more expensive brands later.
Sell Your Unwanted Baby Clothes
As your child grows, one good way to offset the price of buying new clothing is to sell your old ones. Unless you are planning on having another child, this is a great way to make your money go further and there will be a lot of parents who will be on the look out for cheaper second hand items. Again, eBay and Gum Tree are the two best places to list your items, although you may have some success with smaller locally-based websites too.