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Some Tricks to Save Money on Baby Gear

by The Othman Team 04/07/2019

Generally, baby essentials can be quite expensive. Therefore, new parents should adopt saving techniques when purchasing baby gear. Baby gear is any item that is used to take care of all the needs of a baby. It consists of different kind of things such as clothing, diapers, strollers, play yards, and much more. Here are nine tricks that will help you save money when it comes to getting your baby gear:

1. Avoid buying unnecessary baby items. Unnecessary baby gear is anything that is not so essential, or you can replace with an equally good alternative. For example, a dishwasher can serve the same purpose as a bottle sterilizer. 

2. Structure your baby shopping. Buying your baby's layette is the first thing you should do. Your aim should be to obtain the basics, i.e., onesies, blankets, socks, hats, etc. before adding other things that are also important.

3. Free baby stuff and registry. It is crucial that you do plenty of research to know where to get the bargain quality baby items. There are numerous places a pregnant woman and mothers can get freebies, i.e., a registry is relevant because it ensures that you get help buying things you need for your baby.

4. Choose to use cloth diaper. Cloth diapers are cheap and have a high absorption rate. They are also quite durable. You can obtain cloth diapers samples from diaper companies and organizations such as Giving Hope and Giving Diapers.

5. Baby Formula. When buying baby formula, ensure to look out for the ones that are affordable and of high-quality. Some companies offer free baby formula to customers and new parents. If you're a nursing mother, you can also visit nearby hospitals for free formula samples. 

6. Classified and online swaps. You can locate a local swap group on Yahoo or Facebook. These groups create an excellent platform for mothers to sell baby items that they no longer use. Often, the price of such things is meager. An example of a website that offers such service is Craiglist’s baby + kid’s section.

7. Hit the sales and buy in bulk. You can always save up to 20 to 30 percent when you shop sale sections or use coupons. You can also buy diapers, baby formula, and other baby essentials in bulk from stores like Costco, Wal-Mart or Babies R Us.

8. Read Reviews. It is advisable to research reviews before you buy any baby gear. For instance, you can always ask a friend that uses similar items for opinions when buying goods like baby stroller and cribs.

9. Buy things that are versatile. These are items that are multi-use. Examples are breastfeeding pillows, three-in-one convertible car seats, and many others.

Prepping for your little one’s arrival should be an exciting experience; use these tricks to ensure you stay as stress-free as possible.

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“Professional Realtors and Trusted Advisors Since 1985” ,The Othman Team has successfully assisted their clients with Residential and Commercial real estate services. The Othman Team have continued to use their vast knowledge to assist their clients with all of their real estate needs, some of those clients are Banks and asset managers with extensive knowledge in standard Home Sales, Short Sales, REO Properties, and Property Management.

Along with being successful real estate professionals, The Othman Team have earned many designations and certificates, some of which include:

· CDHS Certified HAFA Specialist

· CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert

· CRS Certified Residential Specialist

· e-Pro Certified Real Estate Technology

· RELO Relocation Certified

· SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council

The Othman Team has experience closing over $300 million of volume sales, also received many awards recognizing their hard work as top producing agents, currently hold an Honor Society Award, a President’s Circle Award, Double Gold, and “Top 1%” award, a recognition designated for only to the most distinguished and successful realtors.

The Othman Team looks out for their client’s best interest, and offers the comfort of knowing they are working with a team that have proven track record in Professionalism, Integrity, Honesty, Knowledge, Experience, and an Outstanding Reputation.