Raise a healthy, happy baby on a budget

Babies: Save Money Raising Baby

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Buying a Safe Car Seat

Debra Karplus

Know these basics of keeping your child safe.

How New Parents Can Budget for Child Care

Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Use these tips to budget for child care both before and after baby arrives.

Finding the Right Style Baby Stroller

Debra Karplus

Choose the one that's best for you!

Cutting the Cost of Baby's First Year

Video: The Dollar Stretcher Interview

It's estimated you will spend over $14k in the first year of your baby's life! But that little baby does not have to be such a huge expense. Watch this interview to learn the many ways you can keep baby's first year costs to a minimum.

4 Ways to Stretch Your Budget for a New Baby


With a bit of planning and some savings strategies, you can prepare for a new baby without blowing your budget. Here are four easy ways to save on baby expenses.

When is Having a Baby Financially Doable?


If you can, don't wait until you already have a baby to determine whether you can actually afford one. From buying a load of diapers to making necessary changes to career goals, here are some points to consider before having a baby.

My Story: An Experienced Mom Prepares for a Baby

contributed by Deidra R.

When you are expecting your first child it is very, easy to overspend since you are not always sure what gadgets baby really will need and you tend to get caught up in all the cute things available for baby. Take some advice from a mom of three as to what items a baby truly needs and which are extravagant extras, as well as tips for saving on the baby stuff you do need to get.

Mom's Guide to Saving on a New Baby

Lisa Leslie-Williams

The thought of feeding, clothing, and caring for another human being can be scary, but here are some ways to face this challenge head on.

9 Steps to Preparing for Parenthood


Don't miss these 9 things expectant parents can do to make pregnancy and the first years of parenthood less bumpy.

Gift Basket Ideas for a New Mom

Readers' Solutions

7 Ways to Save on Baby Costs


The Baby Battle: Store vs. Name Brands

Laura Del Prete

9 Baby Things You Don't Need

Michelle Kennedy Hogan

Advice from the Trenches of New Motherhood

Rachel Muller

Save Over $2000 in Your Baby's First Year

Kimberly Danger

My Story: Baby Bargains

contributed by Brigitta

Baby Birthing Blues

Readers' Solutions

Baby on a Budget

Dawn Lloyd

The Costs of Children

Gary Foreman

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