Friday 2 October 2015

Planning A Baby!? Then Start Saving Them Pennies!

When you plan to start a family, there are a lot of things to consider, and one of the main things to consider is your financial situation. Babies turn into toddlers, who then turn into children, then its tweens to teens, until they become adults, but don't think they're financially stable when they become adults, they're still your children, and may forever need help with money.

Money sadly doesn't grow on tree's, although I did try to plant a money tree once! I remember having to wait until Christmas for a new dolly I saw on the TV, it wasn't just the dolly I wanted though, it was the pram and car seat that went with her, along with the cot and moses basket, and lets not forget her baby bath and wardrobe, and all the clothes and accessories available to buy.

Spud's nine now, and thing's only get harder as children grow in age, clothes and footware get more expensive, and gone are the days of your children being occupied with a plush teddy! They put on their list to santa games consoles and expensive games, gaming systems such as Skylanders and Disney Infinity, along with 20 characters for each game!

Here's my three tips on how to save money when planning for a baby.

Cut The Social Events:

You'll find that when you become a parent your social life will change, or die out completely! Prepare yourself for the changes soon to come and save money whilst doing so! An average night out can cost well over £100 for two people, so why not have a night in instead and save money towards the much needed baby essentials?

Use Voucher Codes!

I can't tell you how much I have saved my visiting discount code websites! I've saved money on a takeaway pizza treat, to Christmas presents and canvases, to clothes and toys because there's a whole section dedicated to baby & child products. The discounts are endless, and what's more is a penny saved, is a penny towards a pound!

Accept Hand Me Downs and Visit Charity Shops!

When I first had Spud, friends and family members would kindly offer me clothes and blankets, however I was too stubborn and proud. Now I'm older and wiser, I am happy to accept my nephews hands me down, they're always in good condition and are well known brands! In return I pass on Spud's clothes to my sister, who makes use out of them with her two boys, and then she passes them back onto my sister in law for her youngest child!

Oh and one last thing, start saving them coppers now, they may just be 1s and 2ps, but they're pennies towards a pound!

Until next time,
Jada x


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