I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. The baby market is HUGE and for a frugal momma like me, it can be a little overwhelming. Before my husband and became parents, we agreed we will not fill our house with too much baby products. After months of research, I realize it’s hard not to do that. I’m frequently bombarded with reviews, Ads, and opinions on what I should buy and what works. Our house isn’t filled with baby stuff so much but as my son grows and changes, I’m frequently trying to find ways to save money while providing for him. It’s ok though. I ask the same questions I usually ask when I’m looking for stuff.
Questions I ask myself before purchasing:
- How long will I use this?
- Do I really need this now?
- Can I buy and use this secondhand?
With my son I tend to ask these questions:
- How long will he use this?
- Does he really need this now and in the future?
- Is it a safe product to buy used?
I’m trying to curb my spending since his doctor and specialist list visits are starting to add up.