Here is a great series by my fellow blogger, Bargain Briana. This is a great resource for new couponers to learn the basics.
If you missed yesterday’s post on planning for baby, click here to learn how to save on formula and click here to get your free sample of Walmart brand formula.
For day #2 I have to highlight something that was invaluable to us once our little lady arrived. We purchased the DVD, Happiest Baby on the Block, by Dr. Harvey Karp. For frugalites you can also check out the book or DVD free at the library or purchase it used from my Amazon sidebar to the right. Dr. Karp has simple, straightforward recommendations to calm your newborn and to help them sleep longer periods through the night. I watched this DVD before our daughter was born and frankly retained very little information. I also tried to read the book and my new mommy brain just couldn’t get through it. I recommend the DVD because it is so clear and shows you exactly what to do to soothe your baby. Some of Dr Karp’s tips include how to swadle, proper rocking technique, soothing sounds and creating an environment that is conducive to sleep.
I had completely forgotten about this DVD when my daughter was about 6 weeks old. We were exhausted as she would wake up every 60-90 minutes all night and to get even a short nap during the day required hours of walking and rocking. I was convinced she had colic since she would scream and scream (due to being overtired) and we were desperate. One night I remembered the DVD and popped it in and literally within minutes we had a quiet baby. That night she slept 3 hours straight which was such an incredible gift!
I highly recommend this DVD for new mommies and suggest watching it after the baby is born. It is a great resource for caregivers that might be a little rusty at caring for newborns as well. Let me know if you are familiar with Dr. Karp and what you thought of Happiest Baby on the Block!
Click here to get your free sample of Gain laundry detergent. I love these samples as they take up almost no space and are perfect when you run low (or out of laundry soap).
I was recently given the Carry You Pescara Stroller bag. Carry You offers a line of accessories that fit onto your stroller to make life a little bit easier on moms. I love this Pescara bag as my stroller has an open basket at the bottom. When we are shopping or are at crowded events, I am always concerned about theft of my purse. It is very easy to grab from the open basket. The Pescara bag has tons of space and fits right on your handlebar. I can easily fit several items from the diaper bag, my wallet, and it has an extra pouch in front for easy access to keys.
I love the cup holders as well. I like to take a bottle of water for myself on walks with my daughter and the dual cup holder allows me to carry a sippy cup for my daughter and a bottle for myself. It is a nice snug fit too so no more Starbucks sloshing everywhere from using the built in cupholder on my stroller. The bags are designed to fit specific strollers so you are guaranteed a perfect fit.
Click here to see the full line of Carry You products.
Check out this post for details on how you can make money to buy bottled water. We don’t use bottled water but I may try this deal this week to get my total up to $50 as I am lucky enough to have some of the 10/50 coupons left.