Congratulations! I had five children close together. Then after
several years we added two more children. Those last two children
were like starting over, but I can tell you they were a joy! Our
older children adored them and still treat them as though they are
baby sister and baby brother. Funny, because they are thirty-one
and twenty-nine yrs old now!
About your question, though. I watch the clearance items for
diapers for the grands. Yesterday at Bilo I found a box of 68 (if I
remember correctly) Size 4 Pampers with nine $1 off stickers
attached. The original price was $20.95. I also used a Publix store
coupon and a $2 mft. coupon and brought the price down to $4.95. I
was very pleased with this quick find.
Another suggestion (and this comes from the heart) is to
breastfeed your baby. Some women feel they can't do this but it was
the absolute most rewarding part of rearing my children. Also, a
huge savings in the expense of having a child.
My youngest granddaughter has special needs and has to use
Similac Sensitive formula. The cost of one container (the larger
size found in stores) is around $24. She uses one every three to
four days. I was astounded when I found out the cost. I don't know
how they have managed because this milk is not covered by WIC or
other programs. I was able to join a program that gave us a couple
of $5 coupons occasionally but that was a drop-in-the bucket
My dau-in-law pumped her breast milk as long as she could but it
is very hard to keep a supply of milk going with pumping. The baby
was nipple confused and wouldn't breastfeed, even though the effort
Check out consignment stores also. There are so many clothes
that still have the tags on them. I found this to be so even at
Goodwill type stores.
Baby clothes are outgrown so quickly it just doesn't make sense
to buy new clothes unless you want to splurge on that one special
little outfit for pics.
I hope this helps a little. Be happy and enjoy the new little