I hope you all had an amazing and safe New Year. Now that we are into 2018 (and have spent way too much on Christmas even though we said we would be good this year, HA!), I wanted to share with you some of my major mom saves that I am implementing for the New Year.
- AMAZON’S SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE PROGRAM
I’ve been using Amazon’s Subscribe and Save Program to buy my Pampers Diapers and Wipes, cleaning products, and a ton of other things. Makes life so much easier and stress-free knowing it will come directly to me, AND I am saving money! IT’S SUPER EASY – Basically you can schedule regular deliveries right to your door monthly, and can unlock extra savings on items that you need most. BONUS – shipping is always free!
Just create your subscription and Amazon will take care of the rest – Set it and forget it!
***For all you Pampers mamas, Amazon Subscribe and Save carries the whole line – Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes, Pampers Natural Clean Baby Wipes, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers UnderJams, and Pampers Splashers. So whatever you need, Amazon’s Subscribe and Save has got you covered.
For even more savings, parents can earn points through every Pampers product scanned using the Pampers Rewards App – turning diapers into rewards! Redeem your points for great gifts, coupons and rewards from the catalogue for you and your whole family!
- BORROW CLOTHES
When I first had Olivia, I was offered so many hand-me-downs, but I wanted to get everything brand new for her… WHY?! Once you have a child, you realize they grow out of everything after one wear, so accept those hand-me-downs graciously and save yourself some money!
- DON’T BUY BABY SHOES
Olivia is almost 11 months old, and guess how many times I have managed to keep shoes on her feet for more than 5 minutes?? ZERO. At this point, I’m lucky if I can even keep a sock on her foot. So all of those adorable little baby shoes I bought are collecting dust in her closet. Save yourself the agony of wrestling those adorable little moccasins onto a flailing foot, only to watch it be kicked across the room 10 seconds later.
- HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY FOR CLASSES AND GAMES
I had no idea that libraries offered play classes for babies for free! My sister-in-law told me all about the programs offered and I was amazed that there are so many educational, fun, and FREE things to do with your babe!
- DON’T BUY AN EAR THERMOMETER
I wish I had known this one before spending $100 dollars on our top-of-the-line ear thermometer. Apparently, they aren’t accurate in children under 3, so skip the expensive ear thermometers and stick with a tried and true digital oral or rectal one.
- MAKE YOUR OWN BABY FOOD
I’m always amazed at the price of jarred baby food in stores. I buy fruit and veggies for Olivia, and puree myself. This will save you lots over time.
- MAKE YOUR OWN TOYS
Earlier today, I sat looking at the abundance of unused expensive toys that I bought for Olivia. It dawned on me that she is happier playing with the box they came in than she is the actual toy. A month ago, I made a shaker for her by pouring some rice into one of Jeremy’s old water bottles, and she has not put the thing down since then! There are also great recipes for homemade play-doh and homemade fingerprinting that I will use when she gets a little bit older.
These are a few of the things I have started doing in 2018, but I’m always looking for more! Message me what saving tips you are using for the New Year!