Recently, I was a source to a reporter writing a book about first time mom budgeting tips. Trying to avoid breaking the bank can be tricky when you don’t know entirely what to expect when you are expecting! (I have all of those books!!) Below is my submission that I sent in. Check it out and give me feedback and some of your suggestions to save bank on Twitter! (@BrittneyIwegbu)
Hi my name is Brittney. I am a mother of 3 children and a lifestyle blogger who lives in Dallas, Texas. In my blog I speak a lot to first time mothers, parents with several children, parents of children under the ages of 5, and moms with experience in multiple births. Every Monday, I feature first time moms and also to moms with more tenure in the mom game. They tell us the advice that they would give to other first time moms. Added bonuses include weekly DIY projects and parent hacks.
Baby Budget Tip #1
Baby Budget Tip #2
*Save Your Money For What You Need!
Things you actually need…
(Now, remember I am not a doctor or medical professional and therefore I cannot provide medical advice. This information is based on my own experiences and cannot be used to outline anyone else’s medical diagnosis.)
2-A&D Ointment, Desitin, or Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
There are various different creams and diaper rash ointment on the market. Personally, we use A&D Ointment and Destin. I have never used the Butt Paste but have heard good things. Diaper rash happens all the time. It helps moisturize their bums and normally when I use either one it clears up within a day or so.
3-Children’s Motrin or Children’s Tylenol
As I mentioned before, baby’s get fevers from teething often (well at least my baby did.) Children’s Motrin and Tylenol are fever reducers. I was not a big fan of using medication on my baby and tried a lot of alternatives to soothe her. When I did use the fever reducer it wasn’t until I contacted my doctor. On that note, please contact your doctor for dosage information and recommendations.