This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club.
Being a veteran mom, I know just how expensive it can be buying for just one child. Now that I have a fifth on the way, my expenses will multiply several times over!
The first year is always one of the most expensive, in my opinion. (That is until your kids decide they want to play every sport and instrument ever invented!) For us, this means that we are having to plan wisely, and budget properly, to make sure that we have all of baby’s needs covered when he/she arrives this fall.
Some of the biggest expenses for us have always been diapers, food, and other necessities. Since all of these items are purchased on an ongoing basis throughout the first year, for us it’s imperative that we not only get the best bang for our buck but that we are also purchasing quality products to use with our baby. Buying items that are beneficial and high-quality are important because we want to make sure that our baby is comfortable wearing something that will be a major part of their life for the first year.
Sam’s Club Saves Us Time
As I said previously, the logistics of running out to the store because we are low or out of diapers isn’t easy with five kids. Because our days are meticulously planned out, I want to know that I have all of the essentials I need on hand when I need to reach for them.
One of the worst things ever is trying to cook dinner, help with homework, followed by having to change a diaper, only to realize you were completely out of diapers or even out of the formula.
Sam’s Club makes it easy for you to get everything that you need; either by shopping conveniently in-store or ordering online! This allows me more time to spend with my kids, and means I’ll spend less time in the store!
Veteran Mom Favorites
We all have the go-to products that we love and trust. I want to share my favorite products with you as a five-time mom!
I have been using Pampers Swaddlers for years! Because so much of baby’s first year is spent in diapers, it’s important that they are comfortable! Pampers Swaddlers Heart Quilts™ liner provides breathability and comfort while pulling wetness and mess away from the skin. As a mom, it provides me with comfort knowing that my new baby will have up to 12 hours of protection on her!
Baby has to be fed right? Did you know Similac is the #1 infant formula brand chosen by moms, *the #1 brand fed in hospitals, and the #1 pediatrician recommended brand for immune support? Over the years it has been a lifesaver for us, so that’s why we will be using Similac Pro-Advance this time.
Similac Pro-Advance™ Infant Formula provides complete nutrition for baby’s first year, with added 2’-FL HMO, which is a prebiotic for immune support. With a unique blend of DHA, Lutein, and Vitamin E, this formula is designed to help support your baby’s overall growth, as well as brain and eye development. This is why we trust Similac Pro-Advance to provide a strong start for our baby’s developing immune system.
Gerber Puffs are our go-to snack! Even with a new baby on the way, my youngest can’t help but to continue to eat them because she loves them so much!
Why we love Gerber Puffs:
- Your little one’s first finger food
- Melt-in-their-mouth good
- Perfectly sized for picking up
Plus it easily sticks to little fingers!
Gerber Puffs aren’t the only things we will be feeding our new little girl! We’ve also chosen Gerber Organic pouches that can be found at Sam’s Club AND SamsClub.com! It’s USDA Certified Organic, plus it’s Non-GMO Project Verified and its package is not made with BPA. All Gerber fruits and veggies are grown with Clean Field Farming™ Practices. You can learn more about Gerber’s Clean Field Farming Practices by clicking here.
What’s your favorite tip or trick for shopping for baby? Follow me on social @NatashaVBrown and let’s share how you get creative when stocking up for baby!
This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
* Not from human milk.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.