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20 Ways to Raise a Baby on a Budget

People say that raising kids is expensive…huh? It is??? Really? I’d have to disagree. I think that if you start right away with money saving tips, such as the ones discussed in the article and find clever ways to get things free, like how I get all my kids clothes free, I don’t think it’s really all that bad. Sure there are a lot of things to get, but you can also get those items dirt cheap if search around for them.

Today, I’m sharing 20 Ways to Raise a Baby on a Budget on Money Saving Mom.

People say that raising kids is expensive...huh? It is??? Really? I'd have to disagree. Start out with these money saving tips on how to raise a baby on a budget.

20 Ways to Raise a Baby on a Budget

Here’s an excerpt:

When most parents find out they are expecting, they are so excited; but after that, comes the panic.

You wonder how you will be able to afford a baby, with all that he or she needs, and not go bankrupt doing so. The good news is that you can rest easy.

As a now-single SAHM, it’s important for me to raise my kids on a budget. Thankfully, there are many ways to achieve this. Here are 20 ideas…

Read the full list of tips on Money Saving Mom.

People say that raising kids is expensive...huh? It is??? Really? I'd have to disagree. Start out with these money saving tips on how to raise a baby on a budget.



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  1. Hi! I have 5 kids ages 3,6,8,10 & 18. THE OLDER THEY GET THE MORE EXPENSIVE IT GETS!! For example: Little ones are easy to shop second hand for. It is harder to find clothes and shoes for older kids that are in good shape. The older ones want to be involved in Dance and sports. The little ones don’t ask yet. The birthday party invites are out if control! The older ones are constantly invited to go to the movies, bowling, skating, jump zones etc.. It is hard to constantly say NO we don’t have the $!! Then there is college age!!! In this economy they can’t find jobs! We are supposed to keep paying for everything?!

    How do you all deal with it or do you just say NO and make excuses for parties & outings and sports?! This seems to be the most expensive part for us anyhow! We do the best we can but it seems out of control! Anyone’s else??!

  2. I think you are right on with your tips Sarah! I do find that it is more difficult to get my kids’ clothing for less now that they are getting older. They are out of toddler shoe sizes and shoes get more worn out being worn to school so I end up buying new and they aren’t as cheap in the bigger sizes. I try to shop ahead and buy clearance on those. Also, boys jeans are worn out so there aren’t as many pants out there. I think it is also complicated by the fact that I have less time to spend on it now that I work outside the home. But a further complication is that as they get older they get pickier about what they wear. But, that being said, there are ways to save money on clothing and it doesn’t have to cost more than you can afford to budget.

  3. We are adopting a baby girl in February and have already spent $40,000 on the adopt. We are not having a shower because of some awful comments have received about having one :(. These money saving tips are a lifesaver!!

    • I’m sorry to hear that. Don’t let mean comments stop you from doing what you want to do. If I did that, I would never have become a blogger, and look where God led me now. <3