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Babies are soft, sweet, and they usually smell pretty good; having a baby is an amazing experience, but it can also be an expensive one. I breast fed by own son so I didn’t have to buy formula, but between the clothes they’re constantly outgrowing or ruining, diapers, wipes, toys, and feeding utensils the costs quickly add up. If your baby goes to daycare, your first year expenses will likely triple. A recent survey of new moms estimated that new parents will spend between $6,000 and $10,000 on baby essentials and childcare during their first year of life. I’m an avid Sam’s Club shopper; that helped to stretch our dollars a little further during my son’s first few years of life, and made shopping with a baby a little more convenient. I could get brands that I trusted like Pampers and Dreft in affordable club packs/sizes which meant fewer trips to the store for me. My guy has been out of diapers for a few years now, but my family has a new baby. I still regularly shop at Sam’s Club, and he gave me a whole new reason to peruse the baby aisles during Sam’s Club Baby Days.
Pictures like the one above of Gabe almost make me forget about the sleepless nights, midnight feedings, and diaper changes. My newest nephew is just a few months younger than Gabe was in that photo. My brother and sister-in-law are dealing with the same struggles as many first-time parents, but my brother is also trying to finish school in the fall. He’s no stranger to hard work and managing pressure under adversity, he’s an Army National Guard combat veteran. His wife is primarily supporting his little family while he is completing his last weeks of school. My mom has been traveling to visit them every week to babysit my nephew so that they aren’t out any more childcare expenses than necessary. In general, their family has been trying to pitch in to help, and I wanted to help in my own way. On our latest visit to Sam’s Club I stocked up on a few essentials to help get them through the next few weeks. Luckily, Sam’s Club is having baby days in September, so I scored some added instant savings on many of the items that I purchased below.
Hopefully the 152 size 3 Pampers Cruisers will last them a few days, and the case of 808 Pampers Sensitive wipes should last a bit longer. The Dreft will be gentler on his delicate little clothes and skin. Sam’s Club also had a wide variety of baby items including clothing, formula, bottles, sippy cups, books, and toys, which were all available at great prices. I also picked up a few fresh food items to help make him some delicious homemade baby food, and introduce some new tastes to his tiny palate.
Why do I shop at Sam’s Club? I’ll be honest, I don’t like running to the store every week for basic necessities; my time is valuable to me. I can get club-size packs of our family’s favorite trusted brands, like Bounty paper towels or Charmin toilet paper, which means I can make fewer trips to the store. I also appreciate that I can score lots of surprise deals; I recently got a new name brand memory foam king size mattress for under $400. My yearly savings is definitely worth my membership costs.
If you do have a baby in your life, you’ll definitely want to stop by Sam’s Club stores during Sam’s Club Baby Days on September 19 where you can learn more about Pampers and Dreft. You’ll also have the opportunity to take photos with a fun backdrop and pick up a few coloring sheets for your little one.
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Do you shop at Sam’s Club? What are some of your favorite items to pick up?