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Did you know that it is estimated to cost you $10,000 to provide for one child in their first year of life? Isn’t that an amazing number?!
I was recently asked by Laura Cowan, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby's First Year to read her book and let her know my thoughts. I am not much of a reader, but here is what I found…
This book is an easy read and I was able to read it from cover to cover in two sittings! Laura explains all her money saving techniques in plain English and leaves you feeling empowered to save money and not add to the outrageous statistic.
Laura covers all of the main purchases in a separate chapters of her book including…mobility gear, sleep and comfort gear, cleaning and changing gear, cloth diapers, feeding gear, safety gear, nursery furniture and storage gear as well as ongoing costs including…clothing, food, toiletries, and entertainment. Every chapter ends in a “cheat sheet”, which is approximately a one page summary of all the money saving tips in the chapter. The cheat sheets are very handy for looking back on once you have a basic understanding of what the details are.
Even though this book is intended for saving money on baby’s first year, the practices can definitely be utilized to save money in future years as well by following the same principles. So, even if you have already gone through “the first year” with your little one(s), be sure to check out this book!
Interested in purchasing Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby's First Year for yourself or a friend? You can purchase a paper copy or a digital copy at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/laurakcowanatgmaildotcom
Want to try to win a copy of the book? Laura has generously offered to giveaway TWO e-copies of her book! So for this giveaway, there will be TWO winners!! Giveaway is open to everyone.
Mandatory Entry - You must do #1 - #5 in order to have ONE entry into the drawing. This must be completed before you complete any bonus entries.
1. Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook
2. Like 29 Diapers on Facebook (Laura’s Facebook page)
3. Tell me why you think you should win
4. Your First Name and Last Initital
5. Your E-mail address so I can contact you in case you win
Bonus Entries - Can only be completed after you have finished the mandatory entry. Number of bonus entries allowed varies for each item completed. Be sure to leave seperate comments.
1. Follow 29 Diapers on Twitter – 2 bonus entries
2. Tweet the giveaway – 1 bonus entry, once per day
3. Follow Tootsie Woots blog via Google Friend Connect – 3 bonus entries
4. Post the Tootsie Woots blog button on your blog – 5 bonus entries
5. Purchase the book (must be verified) – 10 bonus entries
Giveaway will end on October 23rd at Noon CST.