Congratulations! You just found out the good news, you’re pregnant! Now, it’s time to do the inevitable, shopping for maternity clothes.
For first time moms, this task can be overwhelming because it’s a bit different from regular shopping. Your body will undergo a lot of changes. Yes, you’ll gain a lot of weight and you won’t exactly know how big you can get in just a short period of time. So you must make sure that maternity clothes you are going to buy are a sure investment, something that you can really use.
If you’re tightening your belt, here are some ideas on how to lessen your expenses on maternity clothes.
1. Borrow. Don’t feel embarrassed to ask your close friends, families, and co-workers who have been pregnant before to lend you their maternity clothes. For the first trimester of your pregnancy, you can also use your partner’s shirts and jeans. They may look shapeless but you can wear them when you’re at home. Remember, you’ll carry your new bundle of joy for a period of nine months only. During the first three months, it’s won’t be that visible yet. Spending on new clothes would be impractical.
2. Shop online. Online shopping is not only popular because of the convenience it is giving but because you can find a lot of items online with great discounts. There are a lot of varieties and styles of maternity clothes over the internet that is less expensive than what you can find on your local department store. You don’t have also to roam around, comparing prices and fall in line. You can avoid all those bumping into someone or arguing with the sales person.
3. If you want to really try on the clothes before buying them, you can find quality maternity clothes at thrift shops. These are not really clothes to fill your maternity wardrobe but really clothes that was never used but still in good condition. They’re quite inexpensive too.
4. Lastly is to keep a keen eye on those sales and coupons. Take advantage of sale and make use of those coupons. Use coupons during store a sale, that’s double savings for you. Others are a bit hesitant to use coupons because they are ashamed but hey you can save a lot of money from those.
Save every dollar you can for the arrival of your baby. Don’t stress yourself too much and enjoy being a mother.
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