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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Children are a blessing, but as you know if you have kids or have kids in your life, they need a lot of things! They expect to eat multiple times a day, they grow quickly and need clothes, and for the first couple of years, you have to buy diapers or some kind of alternative. But babies don’t have to be a budget drain—there are lots of hacks for saving money on babies, and since I have multiple children myself, I’ve written a lot about it. Here I’ve gathered all of my posts about saving money on babies so you can find helpful info all in one place.

Southern Savers Top Posts Saving Money on Babies

I’ve divided the posts I’ve written into the basics, such as things to do BEFORE baby comes, and then tips on food and feeding, diapers, and clothes and baby gear.


Preparing for Baby: Everything You Need to Know

This post is basically the Cliff’s Notes of what to expect. It is a great place to start!

20 Baby Registry Must Haves

You do need some things for a baby, but it might not be all the things you expect. This list includes 20 things I think you need to have and would be a great starting point for a baby registry.

Baby Registry Welcome Box Review Round-up

Many stores and websites will send you a welcome box with samples and other baby items if you start a registry with them. While this post is a few years old, it still has lots of helpful info about how to get started with these boxes. My friend’s son still sleeps with a blanket he got from one of these boxes!

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag: A Guide for Expecting Moms

As the baby’s birth arrives, you’ll need to make sure you’re ready if you’re delivering at a hospital. Especially if you’re having your first baby, here are thet op things you’ll need to pack in a hospital bag.

10 Ways to Save on Baby

This post is a list of some basic ways to save on baby that you might not consider.

Top 5 DIY Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

If you are having a shower thrown for you or are throwing a shower for a friend, take a look at these frugal baby shower ideas!

Top 10 DIY Baby Nursery Ideas

Some people truly go over the top in decorating a baby’s room, but even if you love the idea of a beautifully decorated nursery, you can still be frugal with these DIY baby nursery ideas.


Buying Frugal for Baby: Food

As baby grows, food will become one of the main expenses. Here’s a basic guide to saving money on food.

DIY Teething Baby Food Dots

This recipe will let you make a ton of teething dots at a fraction of the price that you’d pay at the store!

10 Ways to Save on Formula

If your baby is drinking formula, check out these 10 ways to save.

12 Ways to Use Baby Cereal

Did you end up with too much baby cereal after baby got through that initial phase? Don’t waste it!


How to Stock Up on Diapers

If you find diapers at a good price, learn how to stock up!

Buying Frugal for Baby: Diapers

This is a basic guide to being frugal with buying diapers for baby.

How to Make Organic Baby Wipes

These organic baby wipes are so easy to make and way cheaper than what you’d find at the store!

How to Save Money on Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are a great way to save money on diapers, especially if you reuse them for multiple kids, but you have to be smart about it!


Buying Frugal for Baby: Clothes and Gear

This is one area where people really do go over the top. Here is a basic guide to staying frugal with baby clothes and gear!

11 Things You Don’t Need for Baby

There are so many items out there that seem so important when you’re having a baby, but spoiler alert—you don’t need most of them! Here are the top 11 things I think you DON’T need.

11 Things You Must Have for Baby

At the same time, it’s worth spending some money on some things that I have found really useful. Here are 11 things I think you DO need for baby!

Do you have any tips on saving money on babies? Let us know in the comments!

Babies need a lot of things, but children are a blessing and don't have to be a budget drain. Here are our top posts all about babies and saving money!