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I have three kids. I always talk about how the first was so hard. I felt like I never got enough sleep, my house was never clean, and it almost feels like you are in survival mode for the first few months. It is really a huge adjustment to figure out what works for you and your baby.
When baby #2 arrived things were a little crazy, but there were so many times I thought to myself – why was baby #1 so difficult. I felt like with baby #2; I was more relaxed. I didn’t feel like to had to do everything the book said. I had more freedom, and I knew how things worked. I also knew that it’s ok if the kitchen wasn’t spotless and if all the laundry wasn’t put away.
I also learned that babies don’t have to be as expensive as we think. We used formula, and I loved that my husband and other kids were able to be part of feedings. It was a special time to connect during feeding time.
Breastfeeding is best, but sometimes that doesn’t always work out – it didn’t work for us. There are so many options available, but you will get the same quality ingredients of name-brand formula for much less money with Well Beginnings formula at Walgreens. It’s a great option if you are supplementing nursing with baby formula or if you have decided to exclusively formula feed.
Just look at the difference in prices between the national brand ($28.99) and Well Beginnings formula at Walgreens ($18.99). You are saving $10 every time you buy the formula. Plus it goes on sale, and you can save even more. I saw it the other day for just $13.99 per canister. You could be saving $40 – $60 each month just on baby formula.
- Well Beginnings Premium Infant Formula with Iron, 23.4oz
- Well Beginnings Advantage Milk Based Infant Formula with Iron, 23.2oz
- Well Beginnings Sensitivity Infant Formula, 22.5oz
- Well Beginnings Gentle Infant Formula with Iron, 22.1oz
Walgreens is also easy to shop – quick in & out. It’s not a huge store, but you can find everything you need. Plus they offer to ship to store/home via online subscriptions allowing for flexibility with busy schedules.
Other ways you can save money is to look for other Well Beginnings products to help keep more money in your wallet. This is our favorite brand of diapers, and I had a baby that leaked in just about every other diaper we tried. You can also pick up wipes, health and wellness products, and bath items.
You also learn with baby #2 that you don’t have to go out and get all the must-have products. I had a huge garage sale with all the items we never used with baby #1, and I didn’t want to have to try to figure it out with #2. Just find a few items that you think will be helpful. Try to borrow them from a friend or buy them at a yard sale or second-hand store
If you are a first-time mom – please take my advice, sleep when your baby sleeps, national brands are just more expensive, and it’s really ok to buy used items. (Bonus – you will probably be able to sell it for about what you paid for it!)
If you have kids, I would love for you to leave some advice to a new mom. What would you love for her to know to make the transition to being a mom a little bit easier and more affordable?