Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Stocking Up Before Baby

 You guys know by now that I am a couponer and love to stock up on items for super cheap. I have been spending the last few months trying to fill my stockpile and get items as cheap as possible before Ellie arrives. I always love to save money but I figured with a baby coming I wouldn't really feel like heading out to the store too often once she arrived so it was better to have all sorts of essentials already stocked. I watched a few youtube videos and found a few lists online that shared lists of what to stockpile before baby- not just baby items but household items as well so I thought I would compile my own list and share it here if anyone is interested! I'm also going to share a few photos of my current stockpile because I'm pretty excited with the amount I've accumulated lately.

Stock Up Before Baby List

Baby Items

  • Diapers (Obviously...) Every chart online says a different number but I looked up a few on Pinterest and just sort of guessed what we would need. I am completely stocked up for newborn through size 3, so I will be working on size 4 and holding off to see if I even need size 5 or 6. I wasn't afraid of buying too many because I made sure they were less than 20 cents a diaper and we plan on having at least one more kid in the future. Also, diapers make great gifts for baby showers!
  • Wipes- Again, obvious but make sure they are one cent a wipe or cheaper!
  • Bottles- Just a few free sample bottles to try out and find the kind you like. 
  • Formula- Free samples are available through Enfamil and Similac. Even if you plan on breastfeeding it doesn't hurt to get the samples just in case. You can always donate them!
  • Clothes- Not a ton, but look for clearance clothing and stock up for the next year.
  • Baby Gear- I will share more of the gear we received at our shower and what else we picked up in another post, but we ended up with a lot of stuff. Probably not all necessary, so talk to friends and family and do your research to see what you will actually use and love. I plan on updating once Ellie is here and we actually know what she will use.
Household/Personal Items

  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Qtips
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Shower Gel/Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry Scent Boosters
  • Sponges
  • Dishwasher Tabs
  • Cleaning Sprays
  • Dish Soap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Parchment Paper
  • Lysol Wipes/ Other Cleaners
  • Garbage Bags
  • Paper Plates
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand Soaps
  • Bathroom Sprays
  • Vitamins
  • Medications- Tylenol, Tums, etc..
  • Razors
  • Batteries
Pet Items
  • Pet Food
  • Pet Treats
  • Pet Medications
Food/Drink Items
  • Water Bottles
  • Soda/Juice/ Other Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Ingredients For Simple Meals
  • Ingredients to Make Freezer Meals
Post Partum Supplies
  • Pads
  • Tucks Wipes
  • Ingredients to Make Padsicles
  • Ice Packs

That's what I've come up with so far! Let me know if you think anything is missing from my list and I will add it! I've been working hard at stocking up for a few months now and would love to know what else I should be grabbing at the store!

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