Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding and exciting times in your life. There’s no way to be completely prepared when you bring your new baby home. You’ve done all that you can by setting up the nursery, loading up on diapers, and maybe even have a stock of supplies from your baby shower. You keep repeating the mantra “don’t worry, you’ve got this” in your head.
With all the excitement of the new baby come additional costs that can be stressful. Raising a child is no joke on your wallet. It’s expensive. We want to share a few ways you can spend mindfully and save after the baby comes home.
Child care is one of the biggest costs that come along with having a baby. If you are fortunate enough to be able to stay at home and care for your child, then you have this covered. If you will be returning to work, then you definitely have thought about child care.
There are different options out there when it comes to child care. Some opt for stay-at-home care, while others prefer a group child care setting. Group child care is typically less expensive and you can find home daycare options or daycare centers. Do you parents live close? Some new parents choose to split child care between daycare and having their own parents care for the baby.
You may not think that having your groceries delivered to your door could save you money, but in the long run it can. First of all, think of the time it can save you just not having to go to the store. The big saver here is the fact that when you shop online for your groceries, you are more likely to stick to your list. It’s so easy to reach for the Oreos (that aren’t on your list) when you are physically at the store.
Save on Activities
Many parents like to join groups to learn about parenting and obstacles to overcome, but, let’s be honest, sometimes it just comes down to being social. Yes, those classes are helpful, but you go to meet other parents and learn from their experiences. So, why not save money by putting your own group together or find a free group online. There are so many meet-ups these days and with Facebook and