Welcome to Frugal Photo Friday! This month I am partnering with Crystal, from Money Saving Mom. Each Friday we are sharing pictures of simple ways that we save money. This week I’m sharing how buying gender neutral things for my kids saves money.
I am a huge fan of buying gender neutral things for my kids. We have one girl and one boy, but we’ve been choosing gender neutral options before we knew would have one of each in our family.
When Nate and I were expecting our first baby, we decided to wait to find out the gender. The nursery was gender neutral along with everything we registered for and bought for the baby. In the end, I believe that waiting to find out the gender was the secret to saving money on a new baby.
Now that we have a girl and a boy, I really appreciate that some of our “big kid” stuff is gender neutral too. After our babies out grew the infant car seat, we went with gray convertible car seats. My parents gave Grace a red bike for Christmas that will be perfectly acceptable for Noah. We have a white play kitchen and plenty of other generic toys.
I’m not opposed to our children using things that are geared towards the opposite sex, but I am thankful for the generic items we own.
Do you try to buy gender neutral things for your kids? Did you opt for gender specific baby gear?
Head over to Money Saving Mom to see what tips Crystal is sharing on how to stretch taco meat.