New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2009
In today's economy, expecting mothers and fathers may be facing tougher challenges in feeding a new mouth and clothing a new back. But with the right money-saving strategies and tips, the bundle can be all joy. eRegistry.com, the world's most comprehensive online registry, has created money saving tips to help expecting parents stretch their dollar.
1. Go generic. Brand name baby diapers, clothes, toys, and other items may seem like must-haves, especially for first-time parents. But today, the baby item industry is so well regulated that even no-name options meet the highest standards of safety. For example, a baby sling that costs $50 or under will do just as well as a BabyBjorn that can cost more than $100. Generic diapers are another great way to save money.
2. Buy multi-purpose items. While it might seem that newborns need a bassinet, playpen, changing station, and diaper dispenser, the fact is that your child won't know the difference between these and a portable play yard. And the bottom line - about $200 in savings - could mean a few more packages of diapers or baby food. Today, there are many multi-purpose items like this for babies and parents. Take the time to research options and know where you can double up.
3. Make your own baby food. Fresh fruit and veggies are best for babies, especially those that are organically grown. Buying a blender and searching for baby food recipes online is significantly cheaper than buying jarred baby food. It's also much healthier. And making your own baby food creates a deeper bond between you and baby. Breast-feeding instead of buying formula is another way to save money.
4. Crowdsource your must-haves. There are some things that you will absolutely need to buy when you are expecting. For those things, create an online registry that enables your friends and family to help you out. The best registries will have thousands of baby options as well as cash registries so you can start saving for your little one's future.
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