SAVING IS CHILD’S PLAY WITH
Whether you’re welcoming a little one for the first time or adding a sibling to your family, having a baby comes with a lot of expenses. You’ll find yourself spending money on medical care, nursery items, travel equipment and nappies.the good news is that there are several ways to get smart about saving, like buying quality pre-owned items on Gumtree. According to a 2016 survey conducted by Gumtree South Africa and Tums2tots Online, South African moms tend to hold on to valuable baby goods long after their tots have outgrown them. Ten percent of the women surveyed had at least R40 000 worth of unused goods. These items were banished to the garage or spare room to gather dust when baby did not need them anymore. The items that most often lie dormant are car seats (34%), carriers (20%), baths (34%), and high chairs (15%). The biggest culprits by far are baby clothes (41%) and toys (50%). Opting for pre-owned over new items, especially on the essentials, could save you thousands! With more than 15 000 “Baby” and “Kids” listings on Gumtree, you’re bound to find everything your little one needs for less.