Amy's tips on saving money when having a baby
Stocking up on necessities and planning ahead:
Send e-card announcements:
Decorating nurseries cheaply:
Think outside the (wrapped) box:
Taking advantage of samples:
Don't go buy every book or DVD on pregnancy and parenting. Use local resources, like libraries and friends, to borrow materials. Plus, the internet tends to have the most current information.
Clothes when your baby is first born: Your newborn is going to grow out of those newborn clothes quickly, and they will mostly be lounging around at home in a onesie or swaddling blanket, so don't buy too many clothes for the first few months.
Amy Fierstein Bio
Amy Fierstein is the Vice President of The Cradle, the first-of-its-kind lifestyle destination focused solely on expectant and new moms from pre-conception to baby's first birthday.
The mother of two young boys, ages 1.5 and 4 years, Amy was immediately attracted to the concept of The Cradle. Having gone through two pregnancies in the last four years, she not only liked the idea of a resource specifically focused on the life stages of pregnancy and new parenthood, she knew there was a need for it.
Amy strives to make The Cradle a simple yet comprehensive source of timeless advice and relatable content, with robust community features and easy to use tools. She describes the end result as a trustworthy and approachable resource for expectant and new parents.
Holding an MBA from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, and a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Amy's varied career has taken her across the country - from a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. to a marketing guru in California. Her work at Magnet Interactive Group and Siegel & Gale brought her extensive integrated marketing experience with Fortune 500 brands including ADP, Kellogg, DeBeers, Energizer, and Experian. Most recently, she served as VP of Marketing for Modern Mom, an online magazine with a subscriber base of 100,000 mothers. In this position, she managed marketing, branding, and PR efforts both online and offline.