Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Costs - Getting Started

We all have to make a lot of decisions when it comes to purchases for your home and offspring. For those having to work with a budget how do we get the best quality, practicality and healthy products?

For me, I understood that if I limit cloths to second hand choices/consignment and also made bulk purchases on-line I could get everything I wanted. I was able to save significantly then use the savings towards a "discount" on the expensive items. But often what many perceive as expensive... is relative. For example the Stokke brand seems expensive...but I don't have a car so a stroller that makes my life easier and allows my baby to sit higher closer to me was worth the expense...more on that when I review Stokke's products.

One Time Baby Gear Purchases
Nipples silicone 2624.81
Organic General use pad17.99
Bottle Brush2.69
Organic Play Yard Pad19.99
Nipple brush1.19
Organic Crib Sheet12.99
Nipple Shield Silicone5.99
Organic fitted crib sheet20.00
6 glass 4oz bottles9.98
Organic Blanket20.00
6 glass 8oz bottles9.98
Wool Puddle pad Crib89.95
Organic Nursing pillow89.00
Hemp backpack33.00
Shampoo, soaps, etc20.00
Bjorne Carrier119.99
Book “What to Expect When Expecting”15.95

Thrift Store – (second hand)
Husband’s heirloom crib0.00
Cloths and Sheets40.00

Friends and relatives - Cloths, blankets, etc0.00

Other Baby Gear
Stokke Changing table (sale)399.00
Stokke High chair199.00
Stokke Stroller (10% off)799.99
Grecco SnugRide Carseat89.99
Grecco SnugGlider Swing49.99
BabeSound Monitor
Hand made scrap book75.00
Pump in Style319.99

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