Abundance on a Budget


By the editors of Pregnancy Magazine

What happened? Seems like just yesterday we were drooling over $800 strollers and 600-thread-count crib linens. Fast forward a few months and we’re wondering if we might save a few bucks by investing in some kneepads instead of a changing table.

The economy turned on a dime, and it seems that dime is calling all the shots! But that baby’s coming, no matter what’s happening with the economy. Fear not-we have a four-step plan that will help you adapt and thrive as recession mom. It’s all about abundance, and it’s all yours for the taking!

Hotslings NYC Stretch Sateen Sling, www.hotslings.com

Skip Hop Duo Denim Diaper Bag, www.skiphop.com

Gap Silk Blend Bow Blouse in Rosamunde, www.gap.com

Gap Striped Lace Cami in New Navy Stripe, www.gap.com

Graco Lauren 4-in-1 Convertible Dropside Crib in Natural turns into a daybed, toddler bed, and then a full-size bed. $150, www.target.com

Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System in Townsend stays with your child until she weights 80 pounds! $150, www.gracobaby.com

Evenflo Symphony All-in-One Car Seat in Liberty safely transports kids up to 100 pounds. $200, www.babiesrus.com

Zoobies Pets Lencho the Lion combines a pillow, blanket, and play mat in one cuddly pal. $34, www.zoobiespets.com

Simply must have a matching bedding set? Make it DwellStudio for Target 3-Piece Crib Set shown here in Elephant. $80, www.target.com

The Valco Latitude Single (shown here in Silk Black) has newborn recline and is car-seat compatible. The bigger-than-average wheels make pushing easier than with umbrella strollers, but it’s still lightweight and easy to fold. $300, www.letsgostrolling.com

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