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    Buy cotton wool balls and use with water instead of buying wipes as they're expensive!
    Buy nappies on special in advance, but not too many as baby grows out of them fast.
    Buy New baby clothes on eBay. I got heaps for .99c cause people bought them new and didn't use them!

    Most importantly, take your PPL/ baby bonus paperwork to Medicare NOT crntrelink as you get the money faster. I got mine in under 2 weeks!

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    Plant a vegie patch.

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    We bought the majority of the stuff we needed for our baby secondhand off ebay, from baby capsule and pram to nappy bag and bunny rugs. Great bargains! Baby shops cost a fortune. I've also gradually been collecting nappies, baby wipes, baby creams etc so I have a heap of stuff already prepared in advance.

    We are also making sure our credit card has no debt on it leading up to the birth so we have one less thing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmydogs View Post
    Most importantly, take your PPL/ baby bonus paperwork to Medicare NOT crntrelink as you get the money faster. I got mine in under 2 weeks!
    Is this true? Great tip! Gotta love getting the moulah quicker! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmydogs View Post
    Most importantly, take your PPL/ baby bonus paperwork to Medicare NOT crntrelink as you get the money faster. I got mine in under 2 weeks!
    didn't work for me, but give it a go!

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    The other posters have given heaps of great tips!
    A few small ideas:
    - If grandparents want to buy something dont hesitate to ask for what you need/money towards it.
    - Also if you are unsure if you want/need a baby item (i.e swing/change tables etc) then wait until bubs is born to buy it - there are a few things that we bought but have never used.
    - Longer term: If you will be going down to one-wage (for longer than the ppl period) try living on that amount now. Put the extra money into savings so if things pop up you have a back up fund and it will get you both used to what it will be like without the extra stress of a young baby and a smaller budget.
    - If you have anything that needs doing around your house (that you can foresee might need doing or buying) try to buy/have the money saved now as its so much easier to save with 2 wages.
    - Definitely pay ahead bills if possible

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    Definantly do a breastfeeding course with ABA they are excellant! That way you don't need to buy bottles and formula, and because you don't have them at home its not a fall back. Plus breastfeeding is free apart from a bit of extra food for you.
    Enjoy your pregnancy!

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