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If you’ve recently found out that you are expecting, you may be worried about the cost of buying everything you need for your new baby
Finding out that your’re expecting a baby can be a magical and exciting time. However, it can throw up a lot of worries too, especially when it comes to finances. Wondering how you’re going to afford everything the baby needs, especially if it’s your first child, as well as taking into consideration lower income due to maternity pay can certainly put a downer on things, especially if, like me. you are prone to worrying about things anyway. But there is plenty you can do make sure you put yourself in the best financial position possible when baby finally arrives.
Only you can decide what is best for you and your baby, your situation and your finances. Some parents decide that they want to buy everything brand new for their little on and that is absolutely fine. Others prefer to buy the majority of items second hand and some (like me!) choose to do a combination of both.
Buying New and Getting the Best Deal
When buying anything new for your it really helps if you can find the best possible deals on the things you need, particularly if it’s your first baby and you’re starting from scratch. I can remember the first time I took my husband to mothercare to look at the prams and buggies and him almost passing out at the cost of some of them!
Latestdeals.co.uk have a fantastic baby deals section with all the latest offers on everything you might need for a newborn including baby wipes, nappies, toys, clothes and buggies meaning you can shop around and start stocking up without needing to spend an absolute fortune. Don’t forget to use the site to search out voucher codes too, meaning you could make further savings on items that are already heavily discounted.
There are also plenty of posts regarding the latest baby sales and events so even if you don’t want to shop online you can still use the site to see where the best deals are and then go and hunt them down in person.
Even if you are buying the majority of your baby items second hand, there are still a few things that it’s recommended you buy new as it’s safer for baby, such as cot mattresses and car seats. For further information on this see this post from KatyKicker featured at Emmadrew.info.
One of things I started doing as soon as I found out I was pregnant was applying for and collecting as many baby freebies as I could. It’s best to do this as early as possible and start building up a collection so you know how much you’ll need to buy closer to when the baby is born. Going to lots of baby events is also a great way of finding things for free and getting money off vouchers.
Become A Latest Dealer
Finding the best deals on baby stuff can actually come a little bit addictive and if you find an awesome deal not already on the site you could simply register and upload it yourself. I also noticed, while browsing, they have a few competitions listed as well. I love comping as a hobby and as the only take a few second to enter it’s worth having a go – someone’s got to win it right?
You could also like latest deals on Facebook to see deals on the go or as soon as they are uploaded to the site.
Collaborative Post – Deals pictured correct at time of posting (09/04/18) but are subject to change/withdrawal