Printable Baby Checklist: What to Buy New, Used, and Not At All!
A printable baby checklist can be so helpful when you are a first-time parent trying to figure out what you need for a newborn, as well as for creating a registry.
In a hurry? I totally get it. Click here to pin this for later!
In case you don’t know, I’m a little bit frugal. I like to think I’m reasonably frugal; I buy what I need but always try not to over do it.
When I got pregnant, I kept the same theory, I wanted to have everything we needed for our baby, but none of the extras. We had a small condo at the time and I hate clutter (well, some clutter is okay, but not the kind of clutter that doesn’t get used.) I didn’t want are already small condo to feel “too tight.”
I asked a lot of mom friends what I needed and what I could do without. What products made their world go round and what wasn’t worth the money.
I also did my own research, because on top of having all the necessities, I wanted to save as much money as I could.
I wanted to know what products were safe to buy used and which ones I was better off purchasing new.
While you’re here, I have some great posts on saving money on baby related things you might want to check out (or at least pin for later!):
- 6 Ways to Save Money During Pregnancy
- 6 Places to Find Good Quality Used Baby Gear
- Everything You Need to Know About Diaper Prices
- Everything You Need to Know About Formula Prices
- 5 Newborn Necessities I Wish Someone Would’ve Told Me I Needed
Fast forward to today…
I had two babies in less than two years (17 months apart to be exact). I learned a lot about what products made our lives easier and how to get the most bang for our buck.
So I put together a FREE printable baby checklist, it will tell you everything you should try to buy new, what products are okay to buy used, and what products you simply don’t need. The list of things you should buy new are great things to add to your baby registry!
Now as a disclaimer, this is all based on my personal experiences, so if your friend praises her Baby Bullet and swears you need one, it’s up to you. I didn’t buy one, because a blender works just fine. (My kitchen is already full, so I’m not going to buy a blender specifically for my baby, when their stuff is already taking over my entire house.)
Additionally you might notice there’s a few random things missing from this checklist, like baby socks, hats, and mittens. Nope, that wasn’t a mistake! Chances are you are going to get a bunch of these things as gifts, whether you want them or not. So I wouldn’t worry about buying them or registering for them.
Simply click below to get your FREE printable baby checklist. All that’s required is a “Like” on Facebook, which means you’ll hear all my time-sensitive money-saving baby related tips! (Try saying that 3 times fast!)
If for whatever reason, the button doesn’t work, send me an email (supersavvysarah at gmail.com) and I will email it to you!
Now get out there and rock your (soon-to-be) busy mom life! And best wishes – enjoy this super special time!