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5 Ways to Save Money with a Baby


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Buy Products with Multiple Uses.
Many cribs today can be converted into toddler beds, which will save you serious money in the not-too-distant future.
Many cribs today can be converted into toddler beds, which will save you serious money in the not-too-distant future.
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Items that do double duty are the ultimate money-savers. Look for stroller/car seat combos, playpens that also function as bassinets and other products that serve multiple purposes. You don't even have to buy items that are specifically marketed for babies; this is a great opportunity to be creative! Repaint an old dresser, buy a changing pad to go on top of it, and voila -- you've got a funky and fun changing table/dresser combo!

While planning your nursery, don't be afraid to think long term. If you buy a crib that turns into a toddler bed, you might not save any money now, but you'll thank yourself in a few years. Just like babies, kids are also really expensive.


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