BABY SHOWER MONEY SAVERS - THE SPECTACULAR SEVEN
you or your friend are having a baby shower and a little tight on funds!
Trust me, you are not alone and it doesn't seem to be getting any better
soon. To do our share, we wanted to create some great money saving ideas
that will hopefully help at the baby shower and in the first few months
of the little one coming into the world. Below we have created and
collected some great ways to save some money:
1) The Baby
Shower Gift Essentials
shower gifts are those that are needed by the new parents to be on a
regular basis. Whether they are onsies, diapers, pacifiers, cleaning or
baby bath supplies, you will be the hero to the new parents to be. Check
out the gift of
diaper cakes which are made out of baby esssentials which are
presented as a faux cake and all usable supplies.
2) Baby Shower
Sometimes new parents may not know exactly what they need so a gift
card to their favorite stores (Wallmart, Target, Baby's R Us) will give
them some money to get what they don't have at home when their bundle of
joy shows up.
shower gifts and supplies by going online to find value which may
include no sales tax (outside of your state), coupon codes, or other
When the newborn does arrive, make sure to remind their new parents
to take everything they can (legally) from their hospital stay. There
are formula bottles, wipes, gauze, blankets, suction bulb, hand
sanitizers, etc that can be taken and are there for the new parents. You
paid for your stay so make sure to take the goodies!
5) Bring in
Have your friends gather up and support the mommy and daddy to be by
taking turns bringing in dinner after the baby is born. For two weeks
this can be awesome for the new parents who are just possibly getting
accustomed to change a diaper, hear strang sounds and breathing patterns
coming from the baby (they are most likely normal by the way) and trying
to get any sleep they can. It is best if you drop off the food to them
and not stay unless asked since they may be really stressed and sleep
6) Hand Me
Why bother to purchase
clothing when I am sure there are friends who have their infant
clothing that their children have outgrown. Start speaking with your
friends and their friends to network and start a clothing sharing cycle
which will save a lot of money. Remember that they grow out of their
baby clothing quickly.
7) A Little
Have friends and relatives that you feel are supportive (and don't
stress you out) act as if they were
during your wedding to help before and after the baby is born. Form a
supportive network and rely on your family and friends which will help
save money and reduce stress.
Write in to us at
give us your ideas on how to save money during the weeks leading up to
the newborn as well as the first few years of life.