As a first time mom and someone who wears the same type of clothes all year, I was taken back with the first cold spell of the season. It hadn’t even dawned on me that my child didn’t have any warm clothes or how expensive it would be to clothe him for the cooler weather.
Even shopping consignment shops, Target, and other discount stores it was rapidly becoming a budget breaking task, and I hadn’t even thought of purchasing a winter coat. The next person that tells me that is what Grandparents and Family is for, I am gonna slap. I am not saying that they don’t help but it isn’t their child it is mine so it is my responsibility to cloth and feed my child. I was lucky in the beginning that my cousin had a baby 5 months before me so I got all of his hand me down, that ended when her brother had baby 5 months after me. So the handed me down idea is also out the door. So now I need fresh ideas on keeping my child warm with out breaking the bank, so all you veteran parents share your budget friendly tips (please).
You can find Bobbi Janay at When did I go from a kid to a grown up?, where she blogs about her life as a new mom and the journey of going from a kid to a grown up.