Are you expecting your first child?
First of all, congratulations!
This is such a special time in your life, one you’ve been looking forward to for perhaps a long time. I get it – I’ve been there too.
I would guess you might be feeling a lot of things; like excited, nervous, and anxious?
Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed as you’re standing in the baby section at Target with that little registry scanner, wondering how in the world you’re supposed to know what to register for? There are so many baby products, like bottles, pacifiers, and crib sheets; what’s the difference and does it really matter which ones you buy?
Do you even need all this stuff?
And how much is this baby going to cost?
First of all, all of those thoughts, swirling through your head, keeping you up in the middle of the night are perfectly normal.
And second of all, don’t worry, I’m here to help.
Three years ago, I was in that same place, expecting my first child. I was a busy, working woman, trying to prepare for the baby I’d always wanted.
Finances were tight and I had no idea how much upcoming childcare and baby related expenses would cost. (Heck, I remember thinking that the pregnancy tests were expensive!) But I wanted to make sure that we had everything our baby needed, while not sacrificing quality.
(I think it’s important to note here, that I’m a PhD organic chemist. Not that this fact is incredibly relevant, but it does offer an explanation for what happened next.)
I started researching baby products, what products were safe to buy used, which ones should be bought new and which ones I could honestly just live without.
I looked for ways to create our dream nursery, while not breaking the bank.
I started looking for the best places to buy good quality used baby gear at reasonable prices.
I started looking for easy ways to save money on diapers and eventually formula (because breastfeeding didn’t work out).
Fast forward to now, I’ve had TWO babies in less than two years (they are 17 months apart to be exact) and I’ve become kind of a self-proclaimed, money-saving, baby gear guru.
In fact, to be perfectly clear, I saved well over $2,500 off of retail prices before each of my children’s first birthdays.
Therefore, I decided to write a book to help other moms out, so they wouldn’t have to spend hours doing the same research I did. I spent months writing this book and it includes every money saving and mom tip I could think of to make sure it’s as useful as it can be.
My ebook, “The Right Stuff Baby” is comprised of 4 chapters:
Chapter 1: Shopping
This chapter reveals the stores with the best prices to buy new baby gear. It also gives a comprehensive overview of the best places to find good quality used baby gear.
Chapter 2: Furnishing the Nursery
This chapter covers everything about furnishing and decorating your nursery, while not breaking the bank. It gives suggestions as to what things should be bought new or used, as well as some useful mom tips that I learned along the way (like what’s the best type of baby camera, diaper disposal pail, and rocking chair).
Chapter 3: Gear for the First Year
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the stuff you’ll need for baby’s first year, broken down into 3 categories: stuff you’ll need, stuff you don’t need but is nice to have, and stuff that I suggest you skip all together. I share all my tips about products I loved, as well as suggest whether each item should or should not be purchased used.
Chapter 4: Mom Tips and Other Ways to Save
This chapter is packed full of random money-saving and mom tips, things I learned along the way, like how to get the most out of your hospital stay and how to potentially get a discount on your hospital bill. This chapter also shares a few tips to help you save money breastfeeding and some unique baby shower gift ideas.
Additionally there’s an appendix at the back of the book that has a checklist to help you create a registry, giving suggestions of what you should buy new, used, or not at all. It also has a suggested price table, showing the prices I paid for many of the items I bought, in comparison to their retail prices, so that you can get an idea of what you should aim to pay for used items.
So, who’s The Right Stuff Baby for?
This book is ideal for moms who want to save money without sacrificing quality and want to make sure the items they are purchasing are safe. The tips I share are practical, there’s no coupon clipping, there’s no keeping track of reward points. I’m an incredibly busy mom and my time is valuable.
So, what’s holding you back?
This book costs less than your lunch probably did and will give you all the information you need to become an “experienced” mom, without the experience. (It will even tell you how to get rid of your baby’s super persistent diaper rash that just won’t go away! Just wait – it WILL happen!)
One last thing I wanted to mention is that my goal in writing “The Right Stuff Baby” was to be as helpful as I could be, to share all the tips I wish I’d known when I was expecting my first child. That’s why I will faithfully stand behind my product. If you are not completely satisfied, I will offer you a full refund.