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Top 10 Baby Items New Moms Are Willing To Spend Money On

By Molly Thornberg |

Find out what new moms don't mind spending their money on

Find out what new moms don't mind spending their money on

I don’t know about you, but when I was a new mom with my first kid you would think we had no budget in regards to spending on newborn baby things. While we certainly DID have a budget, uhm – I blew it.

New moms want the BEST for their baby. In that moment of searching for baby things – I was willing to spend money to make sure my baby had everything he or she needed. Or so I thought she needed.

So what are the baby things that us new moms will blow our money on?

Top 10 Baby Products Moms Are Willing To Spend Money On:

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New Moms will Spend Money on These Newborn Baby Things

Infant Seat / Car Seat

Moms blow money on infant car seats. I know I did (do!). We are so worried about safety the budget goes out the window.
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The problem is new moms are not only childrearing newbies, they’re anxious newbies at that. Even when they are on a budget, many new moms are willing to spend as much as they need to in order to make what they hope is the best possible purchase for their baby, according to a November 2011 survey by Kelton Research.

- emarketer.com

Words of wisdom for new mothers:

Over the years, I’ve learned that spending money doesn’t always get your baby the best.

New moms, do your research!

Find out what products have the best reviews and price points. Make sure your baby actually NEEDS the item. Shopping around can save you money! Don’t be afraid to buy used on certain things – and certainly don’t impulse buy.

What Is Your Weakness When It Comes To Buying For Your Baby?

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Molly blogs about technologymom style and iPhone tips and tricks at Digital Mom Blog. Follow -> TwitterFacebook, PinterestGoogle+

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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Baby Items New Moms Are Willing To Spend Money On

  1. Katherine says:

    I wonder if this article sends a message that it is only important for moms to do research and buy things for the baby, not the parents more broadly (if there is a partner involved). My partner and I equally researched various purchases and felt that we were egalitarian in the work we have put in to growing our family (at least in the sense of not physically growing, that’s all me). Perhaps Babble more broadly could make an effort to include fathers or partners and stop focusing so much on just the mother. Where the team exists, it is a resource that should be valued, not just swept under the rug

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m confused by this article. What is the author’s point, or suggestion? She seems to be saying “don’t overspend on things you don’t need”, but then proceeds to list all of the things she splurged on and why they were great, complete with links on where to buy (some of which would appear to benefit her should we click through and buy via her referral)? I’m just confused – are these products recommendations, or cautions against what not to buy? Or neither, but rather it’s a statistical statement re: what new moms *do* buy?

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