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3/10/14 5:48 P

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Vanessa--- It is very exciting to be expecting a baby! There are a million products that are advertised for baby-- and you do not need most of it. In fact, baby grows quickly and if you have lots of tiny new clothes, the baby will likely not even wear some of them...
Nursing baby is a great plan; healthy for mom and for baby, plus a great savings! Modern moms have lots of support for nursing. (not the case in my day) My advice, Vanessa, do not become discouraged in the beginning. It takes an adjustment and can be such a convenience. Be sure to have a good "consultant" who can share good experience.
Best wishes-- July will be a happy time!

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3/9/14 6:06 P

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I do plan on nursing, but I'm not sure if I'll keep at it after I go back to work. I'd like to!


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3/7/14 8:36 P

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Sorry I forgot about feeding your little one! Great suggestions Frosty!! Nursing your baby also helps you lose the weight gained during pregnancy and is so healthy for your little one!

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3/7/14 7:37 P

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I know that cloth diapers are old school but they will save you a ton over disposables. If you saved using the disposables for when you are out and about it would amount to quite a savings for you.
Do you plan to nurse the baby or not? Formula is another big expense. Something to think about. Do you work? Will you return to work after maternity leave? Even so, you can still nurse and pump your milk to be used while you are at work. I had a friend who did that and it worked fine. She did have to pump at work but it didn't seem to be a problem. Another thing for you to think about.
Baby food has gotten really expensive. Making your own is an option. Now that pediatricians don't have you starting food till babies are older it isn't as big a deal as usually they have teeth. You could do some research on this.
Congratulations on your soon to be bundle of joy.

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3/7/14 6:13 P

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First of all - Congratulations!! What wonderful news!

Many items are available for babies today and many are not necessary and I raised 4 children without them. ;-) Hopefully there are things maybe a friend or family member could loan to you if they have still planning on having more children.

A swing is nice as is a baby monitor.
A crib
clothing and diapers
A car seat as it is required in most states now to even leave the hospital with your child.

Maybe you will have a shower or 2 that you could ask for some of the expensive items.
Please keep us posted on how you and the baby are doing!

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3/6/14 8:36 P

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The best suggest I can give to you is one a friend received from her Mother. Which was to shop at thrift sell or garage sell for baby furniture but, be sure to really check it out. Also put the word out at work, church and to family and friends to what kind of items you need. There is also a website call zuilly (I think) that sell really inexpensive kids and babies items. As far as what you need. I would say:

Crib
Changing table with drawer
Rocking chair
a couple of blankets

I can't think of anything else other than a lamp. But, the best type of crib is the one that turns into a bed later for the child. It is the type of crib that grows with the child. It is more but, you will have it a long time.

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3/6/14 8:01 P

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Hi folks, I'm a first-time-mom-to-be (due in July) and was wondering what frugal tips you might have for when the little one comes? Babies are expensive! And then there is Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby and all these stores saying you NEED all this stuff and it's just so overwhelming. So, what things did you actually end up using? What things are worth the investment? What can I skip?


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