My pretend best friends at Young House Love provide this handy dandy guide to saving money (and not spending crazy amounts) when expecting a baby. Some of my favorite suggestions include...
- Resist the baby clothing draw - I can barely do this now and I'm not even expecting!
- Buck conventional baby gear - I have an irrational fear of baby clutter one day taking over my house so this is definitely my favorite. Also, for future reference, if it's plastic and in a primary color, please don't buy it for my child. That has nothing to do with this article, just a personal request. :-)
- Save money (and the earth!) by using cloth diapers - These things become way cool!
- Remember that the store will still be there - As in, if you need it later, you can get it; don't feel like you have to get everything now just in case.
Hope some of you find this helpful! I have bookmarked it in the folder "stuff to remember," which currently also includes stroller suggestions, DIY decor and toys, and cute stuff I like. This folder lives under the bookmark folder titled "graduate school." I am hoping that these two can continue to live together in harmony during the next several years.