How to save money as a mum

how to save money as a mum

There is no doubt that being a mum, or indeed being a parent can be expensive. Truth be told that as a mum it can feels like you are haemorrhaging money left right and centre, and even the thought of stepping out the door probably gives  your poor spanked wallet a serious case of the jitters.

Thankfully, with a little bit of mum savvy pennies can be saved (hurrah!). Here’s how:

Know the cheap nappies

Let’s face it, nappies are a necessity but they are also a monstrous cost. In this game of nappies, you can only win by being well informed and knowing which are the cheapest nappies around. Thankfully, Bargain Buys For Busy Mums (BB4BM) has done the hard work for us, so we don’t have to.

Rinse the sale events

Sale events are a brilliant way of saving some serious cashola (and feeling all smug and thrifty thereafter)  –  from toys to general clearance, if you can be there to swoop when these sales come around, you’ll be laughing. And of course, the best way to keep up to date on what’s happening when, is to keep tabs on the BB4BM community which has all of this locked down.

Max out on competitions and prize draws

Just think what you could do with £100 in Amazon gift vouchers, or a toy bundle worth over £100?! To make sure you’re winning in life, you need to be all over competitions and prize draws because after all, you’ve nothing to lose and only something to gain. Have a word with Bargain Buys for Busy Mums about that too.

Find some freebies

Hands up if you love a good old freebie! Well I know I certainly do, because not only do they feel good, but they also help to keep mounting costs at bay. From nappies to coffee pods, freebies and free samples all do their bit to help reign in the monthly budget so don’t miss out on your chance to snap up some free stuff over on the site.

Avoid bad money habits

So this might sound blindingly obvious, but bad money habits really are the downfall of any mum on a mission to save. Credit cards, not shopping around and/or shopping frivolously, ignoring budgets and skipping on the meal planning are likely to leave you sobbing into an empty wallet. Thankfully the blog over on BB4BM is packed full of advice on how you can avoid these pitfalls.

If you haven’t cottoned on by now, Bargain Buys for Busy Mums is a great place to find all of the above, and save some wonga along the way. Sign up online at and join their exclusive Facebook group . Because the best things in life are either free….or reduced!

*This post is in collaboration with Bargain Buys For Busy Mums. All opinions are my own. 



  1. When buying for something for T I always look or wait for the sales to come up first unless of course she urgently needs it. Thankfully, we don’t have any credit cards. That’s the easiest way to avoid temptation/debts. If I can’t afford it, I don’t buy it 🙂

  2. I’m all over the bargain buys for busy mums! Their site and facebook page. I’ve found so many great buys through that site, I always tend to buy stuff in sales and put it away for the little ones christmas/ birthday since they are so close together.

    Jordanne ||

  3. Such a great tips! I’ll be sure to keep this in mind if one day I decided to have a baby. P.S I do love a good bargain!

  4. Some really great tips. We love finding things in the sales for next year and always try and get Evie the size she’ll be for that season. x

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