Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Cost Saving Tips For Parents of Babies and Children

By Angela Gymmy

Raising kids is very expensive and requires a lot of savvy money planning. It is estimated that the cost to raise one child for 18 years is over 250,000 dollars, not to mention college and their first car. For parents on a tight budget, there is hope. With just a few money saving strategies here and there, you can save thousands.

And I know the feeling of excitement seeing the baby smile, cry or move innocently. The first thing that comes to mind is... what to buy for the baby, things that would make the baby comfortable. Of course... the long list would always go for covers, bumpers, and mattress and sometimes they go for toys too. Mother's always choose the classy styles, with prints and colored designs. They want a happy environment for the baby and choose to buy accessories with flowers, angels or animals designs.

This intelligent, energetic, protective breed is still more of a working dog than companion. They have a strong drive to work. The Belgian Malinois makes an excellent farm dog, watchdog, police dog and herding dog because of their instinct to protect their family, home or whatever else they are trained to protect.

They can make a great family pet as well. Early socialization is a must for children, other dogs and pets. In fact, they do best if they are socialized from the time they are born. They can be dominant towards other dogs. Early, consistent, firm but not harsh training is important. They are harder for a novice to train than someone who is more experienced. The Belgian Malinois has a lot of energy and loves to be on the go.

Use Book Exchange Program If your child is an avid reader, you understand that the average paperback now costs over five dollars. If you child can read five or six books a week that can be a large expense. If you join a book exchange program, you really save a lot of money. Many used book stores offer this option.

Baby's nursery requirements include: diaper stackers, toy bags, wall hangings, throw rugs, bassinet, pillows, and many others. To make use of the baby's crib, buy a convertible crib to make the most of it until the child reaches 3 years of age. New mother's who are confused on what to buy may seek online help and browse the products online for comparison.

Mother's may also seek the help of their friends for suggestions. Most of the time, mothers buy nursery bedding that matches the theme of the nursery room. Some choose gender-related colors or designs and patterns that match the color of the room. This however, will not affect the baby's environment, but it will bring happiness and contentment to the family members who are most happy to welcome a new member in the family.

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