The longer I'm a mom, the smarter I'm getting. I might not be a domestic goddess, not even close, but I've picked up some good tricks along the way that can save money and make life a little easier. Here are two of my favorites:
Making baby goods last longer than their ‘shelf life', or giving baby items a second life, is one of my all-time favorite things to do. I almost make a game out of it: ‘How can I reuse this". When buying baby clothes, for example, I like to try to buy dresses that can turn into tunics/tops the older she gets. (Of course, buying one size up.) I'll layer them with long-sleeve t-shirts underneath, and she'll wear jeans or leggings. I also turn old clothes that she outgrows into pajamas, as long as they're not too tight.
When buying baby toys, I buy for older than she is, being wary of small choking hazards, of course. The reason is, she's happy playing with a box right now. The older she gets, the more things she'll find to do with her toys, instead of getting bored of them, which makes them last longer in the rotation. I found this to be especially true of things like this baby seat.
Hey moms, what do to make your child's things last longer?