If you’re a new parent looking for a way to make green parenting affordable–or just to make having a baby affordable in the first place!–you just hit the jackpot. Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby’s First Year can teach you modern money-saving techniques that are efficient and effective and will save you $7,000, or 70% off the average cost of baby’s first year.
When I was pregnant with my baby girl in 2008, the world was going into a financial tailspin, and here I was planning to leave a career that was just starting to blossom to be a stay-at-home mom. When I read on BabyCenter.com that the average cost of baby’s first year is $10,000, excluding daycare, I set off to find a way to beat the system. Could I find a way to get the baby gear I wanted without paying for it?
Boy did I ever find a way, and what I discovered was that I could have my baby gear and eat, er, use it too. Ecofrugal Baby is all about finding the gear you want without paying for it: it’s not about being a minimalist if you don’t want to. I had an injured pelvic ligament when I was pregnant that just wouldn’t heal even after my daughter was born, so I splurged a bit on strollers and baby carriers to make my life a little easier. Because I had saved 77% on organic toiletries, 85% on organic baby food, and had gotten her an entire year’s worth of clothes for FREE, I could enjoy spending this money and not worry about my budget. You can do the same, but without the hundreds of hours of research I put into figuring out all these modern money-saving techniques. I’ve written this how-to guide so you can save money without doing the grunt work.
The other baby bargain books out there seem to focus on minutiae: couponing, thrift stores, repurposing items–or they only offer you tips on how to get 20% off baby gear. You can figure that stuff out on your own with minimal effort. The tips in Ecofrugal Baby go much further, and you can use them to save money on other items for your family or home. Once you know how to be “ecofrugal,” the savings will keep multiplying. I’m using the extra money to start a college fund for my daughter. What will you spend your unused baby budget on?
Ecofrugal Baby is available in paperback or e-book format from Amazon, Lulu.com, and 29Diapers.com. Purchase Ecofrugal Baby in paperback or e-book format for yourself and a pregnant friend today, all for the cost of dinner (or in the case of the e-book, a sandwich). It makes a great shower gift or Christmas present. If you purchase the book directly from this website, you can even request a customized autographed message in the front of the book, made out to yourself or anyone you will give the book to as a special gift.
From my new family to yours, many blessings! May this book change your family’s finances for the better and get you off on the right foot in your new life together.