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Top tips for saving money before your baby arrives

Money saving tips for parents-to-be

No matter whether you’re expecting your first baby, or if you’re growing your family, getting everything ready for your newborn can cost a lot of money. Seeing the number of products in a baby shop for the first time can be very overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what to expect from being a parent. Try not to worry, you don’t need every baby item to have a happy newborn and there are simple ways you save your money.

Here we have some of our best tried and tested tips to help you save a bit of money before your baby arrives.  

Top money saving tips

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Bringing a new baby into the world will always mean spending money. Make sure you are aware of all the child benefits and grants to see if you're entitled to some extra support. The Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment helps eligible parents cover some of the costs of a newborn child. 

In addition, the Money Talk Team are here to help you find out about what benefits you may be entitled to, how to save money on household bills, advise on debt and other financial support available to families in Scotland. As well as providing online advice on the Money Talk Team website, they can also be reached by phone on 0800 028 1456. Or you can visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau for in person support.

Last updated: 24 Nov, 2022