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Thrifty mum shares saving hacks and says 'babies don't have to be expensive'


A thrifty mum named Sarah has taken to TikTok to share her cost-saving tips that help keep the price of raising children down, as she says there’s nothing wrong with trying to save

TikTok mum Sarah
Sarah shared cost-saving tips with other parents and was soon praised for her advice

A thrifty mum has shared her cost-saving hacks that help keep the cost of parenting down – and said “babies don’t have to be expensive”.

TikTok user Sarah shared a video online where she highlighted ways she saved money with her son, including buying “99 per cent” of his clothes second-hand.

She said she got “free diapers from Facebook groups” and would feed him “samples of formula”, and by being frugal here and there she’s saved a fortune.

Other TikTok users rushed to the post to praise Sarah for her tips, and many agreed that you don’t need to spend lots of money to be a good parent.

What do you think about Sarah’s tips? Let us know in the comments…

Sarah captioned one of her videos “babies don’t have to be expensive” then added the text “things in our low-cost baby home that just make sense”.

The clip proved popular and soon had over 227,000 views and lots of comments from other mothers who praised Sarah for sharing her tips.

One said: “This needs to be normalized. I also love to thrift her clothes since she outgrows them so fast.”

Then a second added: “Just because you don’t have brand new everything doesn’t mean you can’t afford a baby.”

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“I honestly rarely buy clothes for my son,” a third user wrote. “It’s 90 per cent hand me downs, gifts, second hand.”

Then Sarah replied, adding: “My goal is to not spend money on his clothes the first year. Of course, Target gets the best of me sometimes but it’s pretty easy!”

Another user commented: “You say broke parent things I say we are being sustainable.”

And Sarah agreed, commenting: “I like this way of looking at it.”

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