Motherhood
  • M
  • about 1 year ago

First Child

I found out that my boyfriend and I are expecting our first child, just had my ultrasound and I’m 8 weeks. I’m due at the end of March. Is there any advice you could give to us? We are super nervous as we wanted to be more financially stable before we started having children as we both had rough childhoods.
  • E
  • about 1 year ago

We always wondered how we would know how to look after a baby and it’s the weirdest thing because you get home and you just know what to do. Don’t buy loads of baby clothes mine was in and out of some within a week. We kept him in baby gro’s for first 3 months as outfits were a waste of time. If you want to breastfeed do loads of research on it I thought it was a case of latching on and away you go, it’s really not 😒 You will both be amazing and it really does come naturally

  • M
  • about 1 year ago

Aww, thank you!! ❤️❤️ I’ve definitely been told that you just know what to do lol

  • A
  • about 1 year ago

Buy used baby clothes. I have lots of used stuff and honestly saves money kids grow so fast. Get on wic especially if you formula feed they pay for your formula and baby food

  • M
  • about 1 year ago

I’ll have to look into that, thank you!

  • L
  • about 1 year ago

Everyone says how expensive it is to have a baby, but I was shocked to find how little we had to buy. Moms of older kids are always looking to unload old clothes and toys, often in great condition because they grow so fast. Get on free cycling sites and Facebook marketplace to look for baby stuff, connect with local moms who have kids a little older. Especially for the first year, they don’t need a ton of toys or stuff. Talk to moms about what you really need and all the stuff you don’t. Also, right now diapers are $8 off at Costco, so you can start to stock up. Good luck!

  • M
  • about 1 year ago

I like those ideas of just buying used clothes, less money you have to spend on brand new things. Thank you! ❤️

  • A
  • about 1 year ago

Everything happens for a reason I was in same position now Iv ended up with a Morageand everything ready for baby to come in October, while doing a house up also in just over a month still working through a pandemic and were just getting there!!! good luck x

  • M
  • about 1 year ago

Thank you! Good luck to you too!

  • G
  • about 1 year ago

Save 10% of every paycheck into a savings account! Seems like a small amount but it goes a long way🙌🏻 Congratulations !🎉

  • G
  • about 1 year ago

No problem good luck!:)

  • M
  • about 1 year ago

That’s a good idea, thank you so much! ❤️❤️

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