Using old stuff....

So in order to save some $ on this baby, i am planning of using an used car seat(got it free)with base too :), no accidents/recall etc. I was planning of using a walmart/etsy canopy cover. Also i got a bassinet in almost perfect conditionat a thrift store for $10.the bassinet is valued at $189 (needs new batteries, and tighning of screws). What are your ideas to save $ on baby stuff. I am a very frugal person. This is not my first child, and i know most of the stuff will be used for awhile only. Also planning in the future in decorating nursery with thrift store, freecycle, flea market, and dollar store stuff.

Posted on October 28, 2012 at 11:03 am
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My idea on saving money was to read as many blogs and product reviews, as possible. I do not buy
anything before extensive research. We also tried on not going overboard with the purcases, but rather buy only the essentials at first. I always hear moms talk of how much money they wasted on products that they absolutely did not need (ex. Bottle warmers, wipe warmers, too many newborn clothes, toys, and so on).

We got a travel system, a crib, a changing table, a swing, a boppy pillow, baby gym, lots of cotton swaddle blankets and of course clothes and some toys. Everything else can be purchased as the necessity arises ;)

As far as used items go, then my husband refuses to take most of them :( Especially when it came to the travel system and the crib. It is our first child and he wants everything to be new and just for our son. He is super concerned about safety and wants only the things we read about and picked out ourselves. Stubborn man ;)
Posted on October 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm
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We used a hand me down crib, a bookshelf we already had (the Ikea Expedit shelving unit) with fabric bins to hold her clothes, sheets, etc. instead of a dresser, a bar table we already had (and weren't using) as a changing table and hired an artistic friend to paint a mural on the wall.  Everything else was bought on sale, sale, sale!  I also don't overload her on clothes.  I buy her a few bottoms, a few tops and a few rompers/dresses per size.  You'll see her in the same outfit repeatedly, but I just don't see the sense in overbuying since she outgrows them so fast.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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