When you becomes a mother, it is a natural instinct that you want to provide everything to your kid. You have to fight this urge for buying a lot of free baby stuff that you might think that you need but in reality half of it goes wasted. How do I know? When I had my first child, I had developed the exact same urge and then I went crazy and bought so many things that I really didn’t need.
Still there are things that you really have to have. That is why I have come up with my useful tips again to save the inexperienced mommies in trouble.
1- Multi-Functional Furniture and Accessories
When you go out shopping for the furniture for your baby or any other accessories, always go for the ones that has to offer more than one features and can multi-function. For an instance, You can buy a baby clothes changing stations with drawers underneath and by drawers I mean heavy duty drawers that will help you store more than just the clothes and nappies. If you will get one with this feature, you will be able to put all baby clothes, blankets, toys, and creams which will not only save you a mess but you will also be able to find them easily because of their accessibility. You can also look out for a cot that turns into your baby’s bed. Buying such multi-functional stuff will not only help you save a lot of money but will also require less space.
2- Go for Flexi tubs or Baskets
If you don’t like colored plastic much then you can always go for flexi tubs or baskets which will be your mini changing stations where ever you will be in the house and you can use them for a lot of other purposes when your baby grows up, for example as a toy box or even a shoe tub. You can also keep them filled with nappies and wipes to keep on a nearby convenient location.
3- Return the gifts that you don’t want
I think a lot of mommies can relate, you get a lot of gifts from your beloved family and friends who either think exactly the same and give you duplicate gifts or think too creative for your taste and give you something that you don’t like. In both scenarios, you are always free to take those unwanted gifts back to the store to return them or exchange them with something useful. A lot of stores don’t punish you for your situation and usually let you pick something else or on rare occasions give you back the money.