Walmart will exchange any diaper they sell, so if you find a goo... moreWalmart will exchange any diaper they sell, so if you find a good deal on diapers at another retailer who has an expiration date on exchanges, just take it to Walmart and they will let to exchange no questions asked. Lots of people get diapers at showers and end up needing a different size or brand, so this is helpful.
We couponed to buy cases of Pampers Swaddlers, as we've heard from most of our friends that its the brand that worked best for them in the infant stage. We will start with those and see how our baby does. If it doesn't work for us, we'll buy small packages of other brands until we find something that works. To that end, I basically signed up for every new mom sample kit under the sun and have a few newborn size diapers from a few different brands, including Huggies and Costco, on hand. Ironically, we have 2 friends who tried every brand under the sun and one of them can only use Luvs and another can only use Target's generic brand of diapers, so I guess there's no way... less
DH really wants to buy a new fridge for the garage because our o... moreDH really wants to buy a new fridge for the garage because our old one is on the fritz and inefficient and will cost $$ to fix. With the baby (and my mother) coming he knows there will be lots of food being cooked and consumed around here, so he's been mulling on that for a bit. I decided to help out by looking at the Labor Day sales. Lowes has free delivery and free hauling away on the old fridge and had a good deal on a Frigidaire that will fit the bill. Its a little more than Costco, but we'd have to figure out a way to get the fridge from Costco to our house, so the free delivery from Lowes made up for it.
Then I found our power company offers a $50 rebate if you get rid of your old inefficient appliance through them! They will come and pick it up and mail you a $50 check if you are an existing customer, so I signed right up for it and they will be here on Friday to get the clunker. That will save even more off the sale price on the new fridge.
The Labor Day sales for Lowe... less
Well, I'm Korean, so we usually start our littles with a gruel m... moreWell, I'm Korean, so we usually start our littles with a gruel made of rice and rich, fatty homemade broth that's been pureed together into a savory rice cereal and work our way to more of a baby-led weaning approach where the babies learn to eat chunkier foods. The veggies and meat and seasonings in the soup might get pureed in with the gruel a little later, and then you progressively make the gruel chunkier as they learn to chew and digest. We will usually season and spice the food the same way as the adults eat them, although probably without as much heat and with much less salt. The goal is that babies eat largely what parents eat at the table by familiarizing them with the flavors. This is supplemented with breastmilk or formula and soft or pureed fruit.
For our baby, it will probably be a combination of the Asian approach with traditional American baby foods. I plan on introducing lots of veggies and fruit, lots of rich meat broths and rice, soft cooked meat, eggs, and ... less
I agree with Riley about Target. I have stocked up on 100+... moreI agree with Riley about Target. I have stocked up on 100+ pouches of organic baby food using websites like www.totallytarget.com, manufacturer coupons, Target sales, Target coupons, and discounts on their Cartwheel app. I don't believe I've spent more than $.20-.25 on any of them, and most of them were more like $.10-.$15 a piece. Some I even got for free after coupons. I have no idea if my baby will like purees or prefer baby led weaning, but I'd rather have them on hand and donate them to another family or the county crisis shelter than pay $1.50 per pouch, which is about what they retail for! It just takes time to stock up. I've been couponing for the baby food since about June and buy a few at a time whenever there's a good deal. less
Oops, didn't realize Brandy had started a September thread alrea... moreOops, didn't realize Brandy had started a September thread already.
This month I'm really looking forward to the Honeycrisp apples coming into season. Always a pricey splurge when the first crops come on the scene, but something DH and I wait on every single year! I'll try to just buy a few at first and wait for the price to come down after a few weeks, but its so hard - they are so good!
Spent $67 yesterday, which was technically August, but it was because I didn't want to have to shop on Labor Day. Will count that towards our budget this month. Looking to cut down where we can obviously, with me having just started my maternity leave. We'll have our regular income this month since I got my last full paycheck on Friday, but we'll be working with less come October and we'll have lots of extra expenses this month between flying my mother in for the birth and having guests. My in-laws are coming to visit the baby in October as well, which will mean entertaining and eating out, s... less
I generally don't make or keep mixes on hand. For me, it's just as easy to start something from scratch when I want it as it is to find storage space for the mixes I would have sto start from scratch anyway. However... there is something to be said for the convenience of having a mix on hand, especi...
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