We’ve come to the end of my money-saving tips for new parents! I hope you learned something useful along the way.
Today we’re talking generics – gasp!
One of the best ways to save money in life in general is to buy generic brands. From medication to cleaning products, generic brands can help keep money in your pocket. It’s no different when it comes to baby supplies.
Here’s the thing, if you find a generic brand that works for your babe, go for it and don’t look back. I’m talking everything from formula, diapers, medicines and laundry detergent.
I know this tip may be a tough one for new parents, so here’s some reassurance. When theBABY was six months old, Tylenol had a huge recall and there was none to be found – anywhere. There were potentially SHARDS OF GLASS in the bottles of medicine for precious babies. We had no choice but to buy generic at that point, and really, why would we ever go back?
More ways to save money every time you shop for your little cutie include……
- Skipping Dreft. Go for a brand like All Free & Clear. You’ll save more than half of the cost!
- If you plan to use formula, do your research. You may not have a choice but to buy what my friends and I refer to as “liquid gold,” but if it’s up to you, consider generic. When I finished nursing, we switched to Up & Up brand and saved $6 a container over the name brand alternative.
- If your baby turns out to be a Miralax-needing prince/princess like ours, Target’s PowderMax works like a charm.
- I’m not a fan of generic diapers, but if they work for you – more power to you!
So I’m curious, do you go generic on anything I’m missing here? Or do you have certain things (like diapers for me) that you just can’t buy off-brand? I’d love to hear about it!