If you don’t take precautions, it’s very easy to get carried away and overspend on your newborn baby. The cuteness of the clothing, toys and baby essentials simply grabs on to your heart and refuses to let go. Harden yourself against the temptations, and follow the below suggestions to help you avoid overspending on your newborn…
Don’t overplay the gender color
If you’ve ever been to a kids clothes sale, we are pretty sure you might have notice that any clothing that plays the gender role (like pink for girls) tend to be a little more expensive. This is especially true for newborn’s clothing. By opting for neutral color, you can easily cut down the costs, and also get a few extra outfits for your baby. Remember that your little one will soon out grow her clothing; so avoid spending a fortune on “designer clothing”. It’s just not worth it.
Doing it yourself is always a great idea to cut costs
If this is your first child, chances are that not only are you super excited for the baby’s arrival, you might also have plenty of time at hand. Make use of that time. If you already know to knit or crochet, use that skill to make a few of your baby’s blankets or hats. It’s not so hard for a beginner to learn either; so it’s a worthy project to try if you have the time. Of course, if you already have another child to take care of already, this DIY can be nearly impossible to do.
Watch out for sales and discounts
One of the greatest things about babies is that they are always in seasonthanks to a baby being born every day. Baby clothes sale Australia are fairly common, and tend to happen more often than you think. Keeping an eye and ear open for them can help you get all the necessary things for your baby; without overspending. Following your local business through social media and joining mommy groups are also great ways to make sure you are aware of these sales and discounts.
If it’s not your first baby, then you don’t need to start over from scratch
Unless this happens to be your first baby, for whom you’ll have to buy everything new, you really don’t need to start over from scratch when it comes to clothing. Infants hardly wear out their clothing, nor do they sweat; so it’s perfectly fine if your second baby wears their sibling’s clothing. It’s only when they get old enough to explore that they will need new clothes. Of course, things like feeding bottles, cot liners, and play mats need to be brought fresh, as it’s unhygienic to reuse them.