When I had my first baby, I had no clue what kind of stuff I needed. I didn’t know how many brands of baby gear were out there. Talk about overload sorting through thousands of baby products gave me the Amazon-glazed-eyes.
Somehow we made it through- lots of shopping and hand-me downs later, (thanks to generous parents who paved the way before us) and we had several products that made our lives a lot easier with our first, and now our second and third boys.
Something I always wanted, was to find an affordable baby gear guide. I thought it would have saved me a lot of time and research if someone else had already listed out some of the options that were out there. 😂
Did you know that your child will turn out just fine if you don’t have the most expensive baby gear?
Shocking isn’t it? Your kid is not going to remember if you pushed them around in a $1000 stroller or a $50 stroller.
They won’t ask you if you carried them in the most expensive wrap you could find, or if you made your own.
A very wise person once told me that your child won’t recall if you change their diaper on an expensive changing table or on your bed, and that as a parent you can get by with however little or much you have: the most important thing kids need is love.
That being said, having certain tools makes life a lot easier with babies and kids, especially the more kids you have! And finding affordable baby gear helps you stay within that pesky budget. 😁
Managing life with kids adds in a whole other element then if its just you.
Things that you feel like you need as a parent:
- High Chairs
- Front Packs
- Car Seats
Obviously, some of these things are a necessity: car seats and a safe place to sleep.
But you don’t have to buy the most expensive name brand item out there. If you’re tight on money and have a baby on the way, don’t feel like you have to spend $1000 on a crib. They won’t even remember sleeping in it, I promise. There are lots of affordable baby gear options that you can find.
What your kids will remember is the amount of love you give them, and the safe feeling they have when they are around you. They’ll remember the time you played with them, took them to the park and pushed them on a swing; they’ll remember helping you cook dinner or make cookies, they’ll remember playing tag, they’ll remember laughing with you.
Focus on creating a joyful home for your kids, rather than focusing on the THINGS you need as a parent.
Affordable Baby Gear Alternatives:
Bob Strollers- Price: $449
Baby Trend Jogging Stroller: PRICE: $76
Bugaboo Stroller: PRICE:$1095
Baby Trend Stroller: PRICE: $49
Capretti Design: PRICE: $2099
Dream On Me Crib: PRICE: $99
NMPA Bouncer seat: PRICE: $434
Bright Starts Bouncer Seat: PRICE: $21
ERGO: PRICE: $149
Infantino: PRICE: $17-29
Bloom Fresco High Chair: PRICE: $500
Evenflo High chair: PRICE: $49
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Nido: PRICE: $349
Evenflo: PRICE: $58
Fisher Price Swing: PRICE: $189
Graco Swing: PRICE: $69
If you’re about to have your first baby, don’t panic about all the stuff you need! You can find some affordable baby gear that can make life easier for you and more manageable. I promise!!
I would love to hear about which baby brands are your favorites and why!!