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Celia Shatzman
Contributing Writer

Surprising Ways New Parents Can Save Money

12 unexpected strategies that’ll help you cut costs.

It doesn’t take a financial whiz to know that your new little bundle of joy can cost you big bucks. In fact, the average middle income American family will spend approximately $12,000 on child-related expenses by their baby’s first birthday! Luckily, we’ve got your back (and wallet): Click or tap below to find surprising strategies to cut your bills—without sacrificing quality time with baby.

Contributors: Andrea Woroch, consumer and money-saving expert at AndreaWoroch.com & Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest

The Bump and GEICO present All of the Surprises, a sponsored series highlighting the unexpected moments and costs of parenthood. (What’s not surprising? How much you could save by switching to GEICO).