Earlier this week my cutie pie daughter and I drove 2 hours to go visit my sister-in-law and her little girl. That way the babies could play while us moms could chat, it was much needed grown up girl time. We chatted about everything and anything, and it was absolutely fantastic! At one point the conversation drifted towards managing money and different kinds of budgets (her and I both love to be smart and save wherever we can!). Since we both are moms, how expensive babies are came up in the conversation but then we chatted about so many ways you can be smart about it so it doesn’t cost you as much as society seems to think.
If you’re a regular around here, you probably already know that I’m one of those crazy people that loves talking about money — I love listening to other people’s ideas to find better ways to shop, work, and live smarter. There’s always a way, you just have to find it! Today I want to chat about babies and how you can save money buying in bulk.
I grew up with parents that always bought in bulk and stocked up, it wasn’t until I was older that I realized not everyone does it. If buying in bulk is something that’s new to you, here 5 reasons I love buying in bulk:
- Save money.
- Save sanity.
- Stop running out of important items.
- Reduce trips to the store — spend more time snuggled with your baby at home.
- Less stress.
Buying in bulk is especially awesome when you have a little baby around and Sam’s Club had way more baby items than I expected.
Bulk shopping not only mean less toting baby with you to the store but also huge amounts of savings for your family. And the best part, buying in bulk doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Here’s an example of our latest trip to Sam’s Club.
1. Swing through the diaper and wipe isle, we grabbed Pampers Cruisers and Pampers Sensitive Wipes — the diapers last me at a good month and the wipes even longer than that! Plus, Dreft Laundry Detergent is in this same isle.
2. Grab something fun for my girl — since I don’t shop as often, splurging on an item here and there at the store doesn’t hurt our budget. It gives her something to play with while I shop for everything else. Plus, I usually make it an education or practical item so it’s win-win for her and me. It can be anything from a new book, a discovery toy, or this last trip my daughter was super excited about new sippy cups — who would have guessed!
3. Food and snacks — it’s amazing how much babies can eat! When my daughter was nursing that meant I needed lots of nutritious food and now that she eats solids like a champ that means lots and lots of healthy foods and snacks for her!
4. Misc. other items — something I love about Sam’s Club is all the options: clothing, home goods, etc. etc. No need to stop by a second store if your baby had a growth spurt!
It’s as easy as that! Load it all up in the car and you’re good to go!
Tip: I always plan my trips around my husband’s schedule that way he can help me unload the car when I get home
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Have you bought in bulk before? If you’re new to the idea, what do you think now?
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