4 ways to 'Stretch Your Dollar' on baby spending

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Diapers, baby wipes and all those feedings.

It is expensive to raise a baby, but there are some ways to cut down on costs.

First, choose products that grow with your child.

There are a couple of big ticket items that are a must, a crib and an infant car seat.

Look for a car seat that works with an infant through the toddler years.

A crib can also be converted into a toddler bed, then a full sized bed to really grow with your child.

Next, Stock up on diapers and wipes when they are on sale!

If you have the extra space in your home, this is the best way to score big savings.

On top of that, combine coupons on top of sales to really save 30% off.

Right now huggies.com and pampers.com have coupons you can print.

Buy used when possible. Look for items at yard sales and second hand stores for gear that you can safely purchase used.

Buying gently used clothes will save you another 75 percent off retail.

Check online resale shops and then consider selling your items when you are done with them.

And finally, for the expectant moms-don't splurge on expensive maternity clothes!

Discount stores like target have their own line of stylish maternity clothes.

You can also hit kids clothing resale shops.

There you can usually find big discounts on maternity clothes.
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