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7 Ways To Save Money When You Have A Baby

January 13, 2009

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Having a baby is very expensive especially in todays challenging economic times .  I have done some research to help ease the financial burden just a bit.  Here is the first in the top 7 easiest ways to help you save some money with a baby on the way.

1) Make your own baby wipes –

To prepare a roll of paper towels to become baby wipes, cut it in half so you have two short rolls and remove the cardboard center. Place a short roll in an airtight, water-proof container (like an old baby wipe box or tupperware container or check out our reusable baby wipe containers), and pour the solution over the towels. Put the lid back on the box and turn it upside down so the solution is absorbed. Blue shop towels have been recommended by mothers for this. The solution could be kept in a jar and cloth towels dipped in it.

1/8 – 1/4 cup oil (mineral or baby oil)
1/8 – 1/4 cup baby shampoo
1-1/2 – 2 cups water
8 drops of lavender oil
5 drops of tea tree oil (optional)
½ roll paper towels

*Add the baby shampoo last, mix the solution gently.

I will be posting new ideas throughout the week so stay tuned!

If you are looking for a particular idea please feel free to ask.