It’s no secret that having a baby is expensive.
All those baby products that new little bundles of joy require can quickly add up. By some estimates, the average cost of first-year baby gear can run anywhere from roughly $7,000 to $10,000.
The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to pay that much. There a host of ways you can save money on baby gear, especially if you know which items to buy and which to skip; where and what to register for; and where to find the best deals. Today’s hint is five Web sites I wrote about on U.S. News Money’s Frugal Shopper blog that can help you gain that knowledge.
Among the sites soon-to-be and new parents should bookmark, weeSpring (www.weespring.com) and Baby Bargains (www.babybargains.com) can help you gain the necessary information to make smart, and money saving, baby gear decisions. Meanwhile, Baby Cheapskate (www.babycheapskate.com) can help you find you find the best deals, and BabyList (www.babyli.st) can help you register more efficiently, making it more likely that your friends and family will buy you the gear you need and want.
You can read more about these baby gear site to bookmark in the full post, “5 Baby Gear Sites That Help Parents Save,” over at The Frugal Shopper blog, where I’m a contributor. What sites would you add to this list and why?