How to Save Money When Having a Baby - Dave's Wallet

How to Save Money When Having a Baby

It costs about $10,808 to have a baby in the US. The amount does not include the cost of a complicated delivery. This is why a lot of people go into debt when they have a baby.

If you’re on the verge of becoming a parent then it’s important that you know how to save money when having a baby.

Let’s look at some tips:

  • Eat Well: When you are pregnant, your body will need more vitamins and energy. It is best that you eat a healthy diet so that you do not have to spend money on multivitamins.
  • Be Careful: Walk and follow all healthy habits so that you can have a normal delivery. This way you will save the money you’d have to pay for a complicated delivery.
  • Avoid Additional Charges: Normal delivery or LSCS, you will have to foot the hospital bill which can be thousands of dollars. Avoid all extra charges by saying no to a private room and other such amenities. 
  • Find Free Stuff: Companies and even hospitals are willing to offer free samples to expecting or new mothers. Look for such deals as they can help you save a lot of money.
  • Breastfeed Your Baby: Breastfeeding is beneficial in a lot of ways. It will not only ensure your baby gets all the vital nutrients, but it will also help you save money you’d spend on baby formula.

Make sure to take care of your physical and mental health as having a baby can be taxing for both the parents involved.