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25 Parents Share Their Secrets For Saving Money

Because you're saving for a lot more than just college.

We recently asked the members of BuzzFeed Community to share their best tips for saving money with kids:

1. Make your own laundry detergent.

2. You can also make your own cleaning solutions.

3. Shop off-season clearance sales.

4. Make your own toys.

5. Buy secondhand.

6. Buy the big box of diapers.

7. Get an Amazon Mom subscription.

8. Cook from scratch.

9. Make your own baby wipes.

10. Use the Honey browser extension.

11. Frequent the dollar store.

12. Hit up yard sales.

13. Host a parent swap.

14. Don't buy snack-sized.

15. Get into couponing.

16. Take advantage of free ticket opportunities.

17. Breastfeed if you can.

18. Get a membership to a big box store if you formula feed.

19. Try baby-led weaning.

20. Dine at restaurants where kids eat free.

21. Make your first baby's nursery gender neutral.

22. Unisex clothes are good for the same reason.

23. Enjoy activities that are free.

24. Be savvy with money-saving apps and websites.

25. If possible, put your income tax refunds into saving.

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