Experienced parents will tell you that having babies is not an easy thing to do, no matter how wonderful it looks like. Also, it’s an expensive thing to do. Jennifer Durbin is the author of the books Tips for the Clueless Chick. In her books, she offers advice and tips on how to save a dollar or two while being a parent.

Highchairs are things that parents can’t live without, but they can be too expensive for some families. If this is a problem you are facing, then you should think about a convertible chair. When searching for the best one, try to pick the one that can be used for a longer period of time since many of the highchairs are meant to be used only when the babies are a few months old. You will need a highchair that can be transformed and used when the baby grows up.

When you’ll start the quest for a potty training gear, you will see that you need everything – a stool, a training potty and a training seat. You can look for a training toilet seat which will come with a toddler-size addition that your kids can use.

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Another thing that can be quite expensive is the diaper bag. In the beginning, these diaper bags are really useful, but if you buy a $200 diaper bag, just think about what you will do with it when your kids are all grown up. In order to make an investment like that, make sure that the bag can be used afterwards for something else so you can wear it not just as diaper bag. There are various possibilities like for example using it as carry-on for when you travel or as laptop bag. Also, another thing that you can do when shopping for a diaper bag is not to look for a diaper bag. Buy a big messenger bag that will be used for many different things and you’ll look stylish.

The most important thing to know is to always shop for baby gear wisely. You need something that will have more than only one purpose and will be worth the splurge.