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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Prenatal Vitamins

Nature Made Prenatal Multiple Vitamin and Mineral Supplement for Pregnant or Lactating Women, 90-Count Tablets (Pack of 3) 
The vast majority of doctors, midwifes, herbalists and moms recommend a prenatal supplement of some sort before you try to conceive a child, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

WebMD talks about why in this article, but the main thing I have heard is that they belive that getting enough folic acid in your diet helps prevent a condition called spina bifida in your unborn child.

Prenatal vitamins are relatively inexpensive when purchased off the shelf (usually less than $10 for 200+ tablets). Please be advised that not all prenatal vitamins are created equal. You may want to bring the bottle you are taking to your prenatal care personel or ask their advice on which brands are best.

Prenatal vitamins are also available by perscription. If you have a good perscription health insurance plan, this may be a good option for you. In addition, some retailers (such and Meijer and Walmart) offer free prenatal vitamins.

More natural "herbal" options are also available from what I can tell on the internet, but I do not personally know much about them.

What do I do?
I am currently using free perscription vitamins from Meijer. However, they will only give you a 30 day supply at a time and they can only be filled every 25 days. This can be a real hassel when I go shopping to day 24 and need to make a special trip back to get them filled.

Next weeks post: Infertility Testing and Treatment.
Does anyone out there have an infertility story they would like to share? If so, get it read for next weeks comments section.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free - Digital Scrapbook Artist [$49.99] Value

Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist [OLD VERSION]

Once your little one is here you are going to have a TON of pictures. Pictures make great gifts for hard to buy for grandparents. If you make a collage at home and then print them at the store you can save money by not having to pay the extra premium for "collages".

Amazon.com is offering a limited number of downloads for a program called Digital Scrapbook Artist, so download yours soon!

Thanks mojosavings

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free Sample of Saline Tissues

Boogie Wipes, Fresh Scent 30-Count (Pack of 12) 
Boogie wipes are one of those things that before I was a parent thought was a stupid marketing ploy to get my money, but I have learned that they are great. When my son is sick, the mucus will dry and crust on his nose making it really painful to scrub off and the scrubbing just irritates the area even more making it more painful for him. The boogie wipes really help soften the mucus up to get if off of his nose in less time. I suppose it would be possible to make your own saline solution and use a cloth as well if you wanted to save money.

The company that makes these wonderful things called "Boogie wipes" appears to have created an adult version (I think they are the same thing, just repackaged, but let me know if I am wrong).They are currently offering a free sample here. (Thanks West Michigan Mommy)

Ikea Play Center

I love this blog called "Ikea Hacker". People submit ways that they modify their Ikea furniture. Sometimes the ideas seem like a waste of money and make me wonder why someone would even want what they are making, but other ideas are either really useful, or get you thinking how you can use things that you already own to provide a solution.

Today they have a really neat idea for a kids Play Center

This totally reminds me to add Ikea to my list of topics to blog about as that is where we got most of our nursery things.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Great Diaper Deal!

Lola Lou is a local blogger who looks for great deals. She was able to buy a 180 count box of Luvs diapers for $.66. Here is how!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I have finally decided to do it! I have been toying with the idea for quite some time about making a public blog about raising a Baby on a Budget. So here it is:

My mission for this blog is:
  1. To educate new parents on the options available to them and all (even indirect) costs associated.
  2. Identify the best places to purchase things for baby.
  3. Hopefully to someday make a bit of money from sponsors, ads or classes on the subject. 
  4. Post good baby deals and baby giveaways from other blogs. I will only post things that are free or really good deals.
Because what worked for me, may not work for you, my goal is to unbiasedly provide as much information from both sides of the fence as possible in addition to telling you what worked (and what didn’t) for me. I tend to lean toward the “natural or green” side of ideas for my personal choices (many times they are the cheaper option as well), but will also enjoy a bag of cheese “flavored” puffs if one is put in front of me.

Please note that I am not professionally trained in medicine, child psychology, child safety or in anything else related to children. Just a newish Mom who loves to plan and save.

I hope you find this blog both fun and informative.

Informational blogs will be posted weekly (on Sundays for now) and anything else interesting that I can pass along will fill in inbetween.

First post: Prenatal Vitamins