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HVP October 2014

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Page 25 of 41 n Hudson Valley Parent 25 Saving money with a new baby A lthough we always want the best of everything for baby, we cannot always afford that. founders Stephanie and Brett Parker offer these money saving tips for parents with new babies: Buy only what you need A baby needs diapers, a car seat, clothing, blankets and a few other obvious things. You don't need to buy every new baby gadget on the market. Stick to buying the essen- tials and save your money for what is needed, not wanted. Think first, buy later The best plans are always the ones that are made in advance. One of the best ways to save mon- ey on baby's things is to wait to go shopping until after baby is born. Although you should make a list of things you think he or she will need, you aren't going to know exactly what will be needed until baby is born. You can save money by wait- ing and not buying things that won't be needed. Ask your friends A great way to save money is to buy your baby's things either used, or get hand-me-downs from friends. If you feel uncomfortable buying something used for your baby, ask a friend whose children have grown if she has any baby things still around. Friends and family are great resources when looking to save money. New moms Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! pecial need eed eds

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