My apologies, again as I have been away for a bit.
You see, I was pregnant with our fifth child. The end of the pregnancy just zapped the energy out of me and then, our lovely son arrived and life has taken some adjusting. Needless to say, we have become even more frugal in the past several weeks.
I am curious, my frugal friends, do you think having a child costs lots of money?
We haven't found it too much of an adjustment. We had a crib and some baby toys from our previous children, but, as we thought we were done having children, had given everything else away. Once we decided to have one more, it's amazing how much generosity has come back our way. Babies grow out of their clothes EXTREMELY quickly, and between family and friends, the hand-me-downs got handed around. Including a lovely overall set that I had for our eldest that I was sure was destroyed or lost in the rounds along the way. I have only purchased one set of sleepers and one outfit for our baby as I was starting to panic thinking that we didn't have anything for our son to wear.
Our biggest purchase thus far has been diapers. This is one expense that I indulge in - disposable diapers. Now I can hear your gasp through the internet. I must explain. Our oldest child had severe reactions to all cloth diapers, detergents and creams. The doctor instructed us to get him in disposable diapers. When our second child was born, we were told not to even try her on cloth.
Scary for this frugal environmentally friendly mother. I figured for sure I would have my children in cloth diapers.
Thankfully, I guess, my children can't even handle wearing huggies or pampers. They can only wear the cheap diapers. I find this too funny. Even their bums are somewhat frugal.
We have found that Walmart brand diapers work the best for us (and they are the cheapest). The second best are Teddy's Choice from Superstore.
What do you find is your biggest expense, or feared expense is about having a baby? What do you do for diapers? What are your frugal ideas on babies?
Enjoy your day!