Having a baby can be expensive; the average cost of raising a child has topped £200,000, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s all about learning how to save your money on the essential baby products such as baby grows, toys and nursery furniture.
At PIWoP - providers of money-saving advice and a revolutionary price alert service, we’re dedicated to helping you save money. That’s why we have created some tips for saving money before you have a baby:
1. Accept hand-me-downs
Don’t be ashamed to take old baby clothing from your friends and family. If your relatives are generous enough to offer your clothes and equipment their children no longer use, take advantage of this. You will be surprised how much money you save by skipping on buying a new Moses basket and baby clothes.
2. Find deals and offers online with a price drop alert tool
Fitting out your newborn’s nursery can be a huge investment. According to a study by BabyChild.org.uk, the average parent will spend a total of £1,085.07 on their baby’s nursery. This cost includes everything from the cot and bedding to the paint on the walls and flooring.
If you’re looking to save some money on these essentials, why not look for the best shopping deals using PIWoP! This is what parent blogger, Little Lily Pad had to say about using our price drop alert tool:
“I can't tell you the number of times I have seen a product I want, only for the price to change a few days later. Or get a discount code from a voucher site, then to find it has expired. PiWop takes away all of this guesswork, their universal price-drop alert engine simply tells you when items you like drop in price to or below a level you choose.”
Read more about what she had to say here!
3. Don’t buy too much for your baby
You may see a beautiful pack of onesies for your little one but it’s important to remember your newborn will grow out of clothes fast. Don’t go mad buying lots of baby clothes - save your money by trying looking for nearly new baby clothes at NCT sales or on eBay. If you do want to buy new, supermarkets offer the best value for the baby basics.
If you want to find out more information about how to save your money, check out all of our latest blogs.
Or if you haven’t already taken advantage of our price alert service yet, then register here. You can find all the best deals on electronics such as baby monitors and the latest price drops on baby clothes with our price tracker app today.