Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Low Cost Baby Care

Having a baby can be expensive, that's what they say. But what if there were a way to lower your costs? I've written an article on how to have a baby without spending a lot of money as well as a tip on making your own baby food. So what else can you do?

If you are crafty you can skip buying and go straight to making new thins for your little one. Clothing, bibs, even the bedding can all be sewn for a fraction of the cost of new. Thre are several sites that offer free clothing patterns, even patterns for knitting and crocheting too. There are even patterns to make crib sheets and quilts if you need to.

Thre are many baby items that are freguently needed and can cost quite a lot lof money. Diaper rash cream is one such item that can add up. Instead using Vaseline or petroleum jelly works just as well in creating a protective barrior. The gel from an Aloe Vra plant works wonders on diaper rashes also. Many breastfeeding mothers also swear on applying breastmilk to a diaper rash to both soothe and heal the rash.

There are many ways to help lower the cost of having a baby. Making your own baby items is one simple way to save a bundle for your bundle. If you have anyother tips please share!