- August 6, 2008 at 4:13 am #261311
Freecycle, freecycle, freecyle. Get as much as you can through
freecycle: clothes, equipment, baby furniture, even diapers.
Borrow, borrow, borrow. Put the word out to your friends and local
churches. Send them a list of what you are interested in borrowing.
For more ideas on cheap baby clothes:
How to Save Big Money on Baby Clothes
Sometimes the clothes we get free have a few stains on them. I
combine dishwashing detergent and Clorox 2 to get them out. It works
really, really well. if you want to know more go to:
How to Get Stains Out of Baby Clothes
cvs, cvs, cvs (and/or walgreens, and/or rite aid). it is amazing to
me how cheap you can get things at these drugstores if you regularly
take advantage of their special customer loyalty programs. i
recently brought home 30 packs of diapers for a net cost of -$63.90.
Yes, you read that right. Walgreens paid me money to take 30 packs
of diapers home! Now these kinds of deals don’t happen often.
Usually, I can get diapers for $3.xx a pack. but these diaper/wipes
deals only come around every few months. for help with this check
how to save money on baby – get free diapers at cvs!
How to Save Big Money on Free Groceries at Walgreens
Baby food is outrageously expensive. If you can manage to make your
own that is by far the cheapest. But even if you can’t you can save
a lot of money by being creative. The grocery store carries plenty
of items in the non-baby aisles that can easily work as baby food
such as canned sweet potatoes or jarred applesauce. More ideas here:
How to Save Big Money on Groceries: 75% off Baby Food!
Formula is the hardest thing to save money on. If you can manage it,
breastfeed as long as possible. Mother’s milk is the
cheapest “formula” by far! Sometimes people have leftover formula.
You could request it on freecycle. If you’re using the drugstore
loyalty programs to the max you can get pretty good discounts on
formula there. More ideas here:
How to Save Big Money on Baby Formula
Laurie – homeschooling mom to 10 kiddos
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Herlean
> Hello. We have learned that we are increasing our family size
(expecting multiples. Just not sure how many as yet).
> We already have a 2 year old. We are wondering what are some of
the best ways to handle the expenses related to having more kids –
all at once? 🙂 We got a great deal on a bed for our son today.
(He will be leaving his crib and moving into a “big boy” bed). We
already have a couple of cribs for the new arrivals.
> We have decided that the new arrivals will not be attending daycare
anytime soon. Ridiculously expensive. Not happening.
we already have a minivan. We do need to get new carseats (not
something to get used). We went out briefly looking at a few the
> Any other tips are welcome. We are positive there are at least two
children coming this way. There may be three.
> Thanks for your suggestions, hints, ideas and prayers.
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