Babies are oh-so-cute, but can be oh-so-expensive, especially when you factor in nursery furniture, strollers and the long list of other items little ones need. And don’t forget the diapers, wipes, formula and food! As you prepare for the arrival of your new addition, add a few of our favorite budget-friendly and best-bang-for-your-buck finds to your registry.

1. Moderna 3-in-1 Fixed Side Two-Tone Crib

The modern, minimalist look is very "in" right now for furniture. If you’re looking for a trendy, minimalist crib that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck. This Baby Mod Modena 3-in-1 Fixed Side Two-Tone Crib can be yours for under $200, which is a major score in the baby crib world.

Available at, $189.99


What budget-friendly buy do you love for your baby? Share your shopping tips in a comment.

-Jane Putnam