Your baby comes with a price tag: Raising a newborn
costs you about $264,000. So we turned to The Krazy Coupon Lady,
one of the most followed coupon blogs, for a few tips to shave off
some of the costs.
I'm one of those strange moms who has never bought a pack of
baby wipes. Why would I when I could make my own wipes in five
minutes or less and they're just as effective? I just moistened
several small, thin washcloths (from a dollar store) or paper
towels with a solution of water and a pinch of Ivory soap, folded
and placed in an airtight container along with a small towel in my
If you don't go the cloth diaper route, you can find some of the
most absorbent generic diapers at Dollar General, where you
can get three mega packs of DG Baby Premium Diapers containing 52
diapers for babies 22 to 37 pounds for $30. That's a little less
than 20 cents per diaper. Dollar General offers free shipping on
orders more than $25. According to several trusty mom sources, DG
Baby diapers are better alternatives to Parent's Choice from
Walmart, although Parent's Choice is a little cheaper at 15 cents
thredUp connects moms who
want to sell their baby's and older kids' clothes, toys, books and
other belongings to other budget-conscious moms. You can search for
items based on your child's age and find boxes of goodies for just
$9, plus $10.95 shipping. Each box usually contains more than 10
items, so you're paying less than $2 for each item. Also, you'll
earn money if you sell your unwanted baby stuff.
Creating a baby registry at either
Target or Walmart will
automatically get you a plethora of baby product samples and
coupons. However, I found that enrolling in the baby clubs at my
local grocery stores paid off big in coupons! Go to your local
chain's website or visit customer service to get an enrollment
Joanie Detmer and Heather Wheeler, authors of Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey, are the moms behind TheKrazyCouponLady.com.
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