Everything You Need to Know about Preparing for Baby

Before I became pregnant, I started scouring books and blogs for all sorts of advice about preparing for baby. When I became pregnant the first time, my research increased. I knew a lot would be learned by experience but I wanted to be as prepared as I could be. Does this sound familiar to any other moms out there?

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My first baby arrived and I learned so much! Baby number two arrived and I learned even more. Baby number three arrives later this week and I know will continue to learn more. Here are a couple of the lessons I have learned about preparing for a new baby.

  • Babies don’t have to be as expensive as everyone makes them out to be.
  • You can do it…on a budget!
  • Planning ahead is imperative.
  • Organization is key.
  • The sooner you start planning, the better off you will be.

Are you preparing for baby? If so, I’m happy you are here because this is where you need to start.

This is the collection of articles, lists and advice that I wished for before my first baby arrived.

Consider this your everything you need to know about preparing for baby list. 

Financial Planning Tips Before You are Pregnant

If you’re planning for a baby before you are pregnant, start with these financial tips. These planning tips will help you get your finances in order and make a solid financial plan. It’s never too early to start planning for a baby!

Financial Planning Tips When You are Pregnant

If you are already pregnant, these financial planning tips will help you take advantage of the remaining time in your pregnancy to prepare. Planning for a baby today is better than waiting until tomorrow!

A Practical Pregnancy To-Do List with 17 Ways to Get Ready for Baby

If you are a planner like I am, start checking things off this practical pregnancy to-do list with many ways to get ready for baby. From finances, diapers, meal planning, to registries, this list will help you make sure you are prepared for baby.

How to Stockpile Diapers: A Step by Step Guide

Building a stockpile diapers is one of the most practical ways to save on baby expenses. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to stockpile diapers, as I diapered my first son for under $100. Yes, it takes some time and planning but I think it is a well worth the investment. I’ve been stockpiling diapers for almost 5 years now and this guide shares all my tips for saving money on diapers.

Ultimate List of Baby Things to Buy Before Birth

One of the final things I do every pregnancy is to make sure my house is ready for a new baby. One of the best ways I have found to do this is to stock up on everything you might need before the baby’s birth. This checklist of baby things to buy focuses on the practical, everyday things you need to keep your house running smoothly in the days after baby arrives. You will be very glad you did this once baby arrives!

Preparing Toddler for Baby

Preparing for a new baby comes with many challenges, particularly if you already have another little one. This collection of advice is shared by different moms on different ways to prepare a toddler for a new baby. 

Baby Gear You Don’t Need

It’s overwhelming how much baby gear there is available now days! Based on my experience and those of other new moms, this list of baby gear you don’t need will help save you money. 

Practical Ways to Help Baby Sleep

Every mom wonders how she can help baby sleep. When you are in the exhaustion of the newborn days, this question is especially important. This articles shares practical ways to help baby sleep – as shared by a mother of five. There is a lot of tried and true advice sleep advice here. Remember, each baby is different and you will sleep again – someday!

Frugal and Practical Baby Gifts under $15

Whether you are pregnant or not, here are some practical baby gift ideas that any new mom would appreciate. You can purchase several of these gifts for a generous and thoughtful baby gift and it won’t hurt your budget!

Are you ready to get back to preparing for baby? I hope you found this collection of articles helpful and encouraging. If you have any questions, be sure to ask in the comments and I will do my best to help!

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