Having a child can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. There are always ways to cut costs whenever shopping is involved.
Sales and clearance.
Recycling older sibling's clothing.
And of course my absolute favorite – thrift stores and consignment shops.
Would you believe I purchased all of the items in the photo above for $23?!
At the Clothes Box thrift shop, located inside of the Anne Arundel Medical Center where my OB/GYN is located, I stumbled upon a $1.00 bin filled with baby clothing.
I was able to find five items at $1.00 each, along with two baby blankets for $4.00.
I've seen pacifiers that cost this much. Not that anything is wrong with that. If you have it, then go for it. But if you are on a budget like me, there is a bargain out there just waiting to be discovered.
Check out the items I found at amazing prices.
So there you have it. Babies don't have to cost an arm and a leg...just a uterus and maybe a boob. LOL.
Just to compare, I looked up a few of the items online. The price I paid is in parenthesis.
RoomMates Kids Jungle Adventure Peel & Stick Decals ~ Amazon.com ~ $12.99 ($4.00)
Are You My Mother? book ~ Amazon.com ~ $8.99 ($.50)
Giraffes Can't Dance book ~ Amazon.com ~ $16.99 ($.75)
A Little Book of Manners for Boys ~ Amazon.com ~ $14.99 ($.50)
By the way, if you missed my $3 Fisher Price cradle 'n swing set post, go check it out. I saw the same one today at another consignment shop for...$55. I had to chuckle!
But I didn't want to chuckle too much. The baby is growing tossing and turning all the time now. Here is my 30 weeks picture.
I feel great. I'm just a little tired. But not too tired to visit a thrift shop here and there. ;-)
Is there anything you found recently for your child that was such a great deal?