Prudent parenting, made simple.

Because babies don’t have to break the bank

Hi, welcome to shoestring baby!

Glad you’re here! I’m Elizabeth, a Ph.D. researcher who applies my analytic skills to parenting topics. I’m also a mom to a baby and a toddler. Learn more about my background.

Shoestring Baby is a prudent parenting blog for parents & soon-to-be parents of young children, full of saving tips, baby gear reviews, & baby name ideas.

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