5 Ways to save money on baby and a $25 AMEX giveaway #WhatULuv #ad @Luvs @LuvsDiapers

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When I had my first baby I was all about saving money. I wanted to be a stay at home mom and never wanted to work after he was born. So I set about saving money and showing my husband that it was better with me at home. I did that in many different ways. Why not check out my 5 Ways to save money on baby!

5 Ways to save money on baby

When I first wanted to stay home I dropped from working full time to part time. That allowed me to still have a small income and see if we can make it on less. My first way for you to save money is to bank as much of your income as possible and try to live on just his income before the baby gets here. That way when that sweet newborn is here you are already making it on one income. 

Make your food at home as much as possible. When you have a baby it’s no longer as convenient to go out to eat. You can be sure that if you sit down to eat a hot meal baby will want to be fed at the same time. So start making your own meals at home. Cook from scratch and enjoy your meal hot by keeping it warm until baby is fed. I remember going out to eat and walking the baby instead of eating. If that’s going to be the case just go ahead and get used to eating at home. 

Babies do not need as many items as the media likes to make you think they do. They need diapers, food and clothing. I bought most of my baby toys, baby clothes and playpens and high chairs at local yard sales. You get great deals.  You can wash everything up and get it ready for baby by yourself and pay a tenth of the price. That’s a win in my book! So either go without or find deals at thrift stores or yard sales and bank all that money you would have spent paying retail. 

One of the more expensive items is buying formula. If you can, try breastfeeding and do it for as long as possible. I know not everyone can and that’s okay. But if you can, you will save a lot of money by breastfeeding your baby. You can also make your babies baby food by using frozen vegetables and breastmilk or formula. Blending it together and freeze for later or make it for now. My babies loved their homemade baby food. It’s a money saver for sure. 

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The last thing you can save money on with baby is their diapers. I cloth diapered and I used Luvs. You do not need to buy the expensive brand name diapers. We were always happy with the Luvs brand. They worked great and saved us so much money on something that you know will be going in the garbage.  There are a lot of reasons to use Luvs. Let’s look at a few.  Did you know that Luvs is softer and more absorbent and has large stretchy tabs for easy fastening with that squirmy baby. They also have an ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee! So try it and see if they’re for you with a money back guarantee, you can’t go wrong.  The new Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ has the features babies and parents need for less cost than those expensive other brands.  The new Luvs are able to shield baby from wetness and as always are more absorbent than before*.  Luvs Ultra Leakguards and NightLock Plus™ has the largest absorbency area.  When you are fastening Luvs diapers it’s super easy and gives your sweet baby a secure, snug fit again and again. A beautifully contoured shape hugs your baby for a great fit and a super soft cottony material. It’s so much softer than before. It also feels gentle on baby’s skin and we know how sensitive baby’s skin can be. Luvs diapers are available in sizes newborn through 6. We needed size 5 and they’re so amazing on my friend’s baby. They have featured fun designs in every pack. You can find Luvs at mass, discount, drug and grocery stores, as well as online sites  or where baby care products are sold. 

I love that Luvs is on a mission to celebrate and embrace what been there done that parents value and “Luv” every single day. Luvs knows moms need a break.  Be sure to join the #WhatULuv Twitter party hosted by @iConnect and @Luvs, on November 29th, 9-10pm EST to share what you value as a parent. Luvs happens to be offering a great money-saving opportunity for you with their $1 print-at-home coupon to further help you save money. Here’s how you redeem it. First take a visit to http://www.coupons.com/brands/luvs-coupons/  and gain access to the Luvs coupon of $1 off any one diaper pack. Then print the coupon at home or wherever your printer is and use it at any mass, discount or grocery stores where you can purchase Luvs Diapers.  Did you know that all Luvs Diapers are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel sized diaper packs. Your print-at-home coupons do expire 30 days from the date the coupon is printed so use it right away.

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 As Parents we all start somewhere. By the second child we’re so much more relaxed. Make sure you check out this ad about going to the park! 

 

 

Don’t forget to give yourself a much needed time out! Every parent needs a break. Parenting is hard and not for the week. 

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Don’t forget you can come hang out with us at the Twitter party to earn fun prizes and learn more about Luvs. To sign up for the Luvs twitter party go here and fill out the RSVP. Now let’s see if we can have a reader win a $25 Amex gift card! Enter below! Thanks for reading and entering. Now leave me a comment telling me what your favorite money saving secret is for babies! 

 
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  1. Lisa Brown says:

    during the first years, look for thrift clothing, hand-me-downs, things like that to save on clothing

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    Best Money saving tip is to buy diapers and wipes in bulk and use coupons to save money and price match at Walmart to save on these items!

  3. latanya says:

    we are using a lot of hand me downs for clothing. I signed up for baby coupons too.

  4. Elena says:

    my tip is to use coupons when shopping for baby stuff

  5. Jessica To says:

    My best money saving tip is to share baby items between friends and family when possible.

  6. Janet W. says:

    My best money saving tip for babies is to try and by used, especially used baby products in excellent/like-new condition because you’re only using those products for a few months!

  7. Take advantage of sales and coupons and buy in bulk if it means saving money.

  8. mami2jcn says:

    Use hand-me-downs and look for diaper coupons.

  9. Steve Weber says:

    my best tip for kids is shop rummage sales and accept hand me downs from friends and family.

  10. Will G says:

    Use coupons!

  11. Natalie says:

    You can save so much money on baby stuff by shopping at garage sales! Car seats and clothes are super cheap.

  12. Donna L says:

    I would use coupons and look for store sales.

  13. Nicole Martin says:

    Definitely by shopping at garage sales and second hand stores. Also using coupons helps too!

  14. Rachel says:

    My best money saving tip for babies is to use coupons for diapers and wipes. You go through so many that saving fifty cents starts to add up very fast.

  15. shelly peterson says:

    To save money I check out second hand stores or yard sales.

  16. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Best tip is to find friends whose infant/toddler outgrew clothes, diapers, etc and get those items. We also shop in bulk for diapers, wipes from Costco, sams club, etc.

  17. Thomas Murphy says:

    Use lots of coupons.

  18. natasha lamoreux says:

    I buy Luvs diapers because they are high quality and low price which saves over time. Coupons and price matches quarantee the best price!

  19. coupons and hand me downs !!

  20. janetfaye says:

    Shop weekly sales and look for discounts.

  21. Margaret Smith says:

    Don’t be shy about using hand me downs. Babies outgrow clothes so quickly and if someone offers hand me downs to you, take them up on it.

  22. Tamra H says:

    Clip coupons! And shop at places that combine store coupons with manufacturer coupons and other sales. Target is my favorite place to shop!

  23. Lauren says:

    My tip is to let everyone you know that you are open to hand me downs.

  24. stephanie scales campbell says:

    My best tip is to use coupons and combine them with sales to get great deals and stock up when you can get the items you know you will need for a low price

  25. Rebecca Graham says:

    Shop at yard sales for clothing and toys.

  26. aaron reck says:

    Hand me downs. Contact community resource centers for assistance. Clothe diapers.

  27. Cynthia C says:

    Take advantage of hand-me-downs. Babies grow so fast that lots of their clothing barely gets used.

  28. marina says:

    Being able to shop at thrift stores and garage sales has saved me so much money with my little one

  29. Pamela Gurganus says:

    My best money saving tip for babies is to buy in bulk.

  30. Tee Anderson says:

    Use coupons as there are so many deals on clothes, food, diapers and toys.

  31. Allison Swain says:

    My tip is to try using coupons with sale items. Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  32. michelle plummer says:

    I used cloth diapers and sold all outgrown clothes online to recoup costs.

  33. amanda lea says:

    I save money by clipping coupons and using coupons apps!!

  34. Casandra LaMonaca says:

    My money saving tip is to buy in bulk, on sale and with coupons.

  35. I would use coupons , buy in Bulk and look for store sales etc 🙂

  36. I would use coupons , buy in Bulk and look for store sales etc 🙂

  37. Jillian Too says:

    Babies grow out of clothing so quickly that it could become expensive. Accept gifts of used clothing from your friends and then pay it forward to another friend’s baby.

  38. Mary Cloud says:

    Get friends and family to save you diaper coupons out of their newspapers

  39. Debra Jensen says:

    Buy used clothing and swap with friends or family with clothes or baby accessories

  40. Stephanie Larison says:

    Shop the local thrift stores for clothes. Kids grow so fast, don’t waste all that money on clothes they’ll just grow out of in a few months. I’ve found a bunch of really nice, name brand things at the thrift shops.

  41. Alyce Poalillo says:

    Take advantage of sales and coupons to cut costs.

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