Apparently, mothers can’t separate themselves from shopping from daily necessities such as rice and salt to diapers, milk and play mats for infants. Applying 10 shopping tips below will help mothers shop adequately and reasonably save for your baby
1.Learn about products before purchase
There are thousands of products for mothers and babies in the market. If mothers do not find out before buying, they might choose wrong products which have wrong features and are expensive than actual and are not guaranteed as expected. There are many ways to learn about products before purchase. You can ask your acquaintances or mothers in the mothers and babies group you take part in.
Also, you should not forget to visit many different stores before deciding to buy at the best price. Another way which can help you go shopping efficiently is to know the promotional programs of the brands and the stores or to know the incoming big shopping events.
2.Don’t be “crazy” about newborn clothes
Although newborn clothes are cute, babies grow very fast in the first few months after birth. If mothers accidentally spend too much money on newborn clothes, mothers soon will have to hustle to buy new clothes for children. As experienced fathers and mothers, you should buy a little bit large size clothes and you will use for longer.
3.Choose clothes to wear and take off easily
With babies who always wiggle constantly, clothes which are beautiful but cumbersome would become a nuisance. Therefore, when purchasing clothes for babies, mothers should be aware that they should choose the most convenient outfit. For example, if you buy cross clothes, you should use cross lacing ones instead of cross buttoning clothes.
4.Always buy diapers in bulk
Diapers and diaper pants are indispensable items and it can be said that expenditures for them is the largest of all other items for babies. Buying in bulk helps mothers not only decline and save the cost but also not spend much time on going shopping frequently. Related items like wipes and rash creams for babies should be reserved with the smaller number.
5.Stroller or sling
If you do not have any difficulties in finance, you can choose both. A gentle and comfortable stroller is very useful to walk long distances and on the broad roads. Meanwhile, in the narrow lanes and the small markets, mothers and babies will easily bypass the flow of people with a sling. Moreover, the baby will have plenty of space to move over. The stroller can be attached to the car seat and this is an ideal choice for family journeys.
6.Always consider the necessity of products
Two questions which must be answered before the mothers spend their money on shopping are “what is indispensable?” and “what do you never use?”.
7.Sort the shopping list in order of priority
Please purchase what babies need immediately after birth. In term of things such as baby high chairs & baby play mats, mothers may slowly search for promotional products or used items.
8.Check the safety of products
Safety is an important factor when mothers choose any product, especially used items.
9.Seek the advice from those with young children
The new product samples are continuously released, so the advices from those who are still raising young children will more fashionable/up-to-date than those from parents with older children.
10.If you plan to have more than one child, buy reusable items
Once you can buy used toys for your baby, why don’t you buy new toys and keep them for reusing when you have another child? It is very feasible, right? If you purchase the same items as cribs and high chairs, you can pay much higher costs in a few years.