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2/20/07 baby spending update

February 20th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

previous total: 158.00

new expenses:
1. 38.00 at JCPenney and Sears- from Penney's got to 2 blazers ($5.00 on clearance) for wearing in court (in the Women's Department and they are kind of stretchy as well) from Sears I got the following half off a baby bag (very cute, actually a Monkey bag from the juniors department), 2 sleep sacks (1/2 off) and a combination hat/receiving blanket, crawler (40% off)
2. 20.00 at Walmart, got a package of store brand (white cloud) newborn size diapers, a 3 bottle set on clearance, 2 pacifier set on clearance, a huge package of store brand baby wipes and a teething ring thingy on clearance as well

Recent free items from friends: jogging stroller, activity station, training potty, a whole bunch of clothes (both sexes), a very nice changing mat and a set of brand new care bears photo frame, a transportable small playmat

New Total: $216.00

5 Responses to “2/20/07 baby spending update”

  1. living_in_oz Says:

    Way to score on the freebies! Just put the word out that you would appreciate any used baby items and you will get TONS of stuff. Probably more than you'll ever use!

  2. fairy74 Says:

    That's my idea Oz, I am trying to prove all those you must spend a million dollars to have a happy, healthy baby columns wrong...

  3. frugalmomof1 Says:

    Good going on the freebies. Aside from all the gifts I got at my shower, I received a free crib and changing table from a coworker.

    Definately get the word out there. I was surprised at how many people told me that they thought I would want all brand new stuff for my first baby.

  4. fairy74 Says:

    frugalmom--I have heard the same thing from people about assuming you'll want all new stuff, LOL, it is probably the one time in a kid's life when they'll have no idea what is new and what isn't...

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    What I did was get established in a hand me down ring (or chain). It starts with one person, gets passed to the next and so on. I got a lot of great things that way. I was always in the middle or near the end of the ring until my daughter grew taller than her older cousin at age 8 and now we are at the top of the ring for her but still at the bottom of the ring for my son. I don't mind being at the top for Rose after 8 years of tons of free clothes. Now she has hips it was getting hard to fit the hand me down clothes anyway. But we got all sort of clothes and play equiptment this way, too.

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