Tim Hussin, Deseret News
Preparing before a baby arrives can help your budget.

Preparing to have a baby can be expensive, however some strategies can help save your budget by the time the baby arrives, a Fox Business report indicates.

In 2010, annual expenses for a family of four could range from $11,880 to $13,830, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Saving your money could depend on your answers to some of these questions, according to Fox Business: Would you be traveling with your baby often? Are you dedicating a room for a nursery? Would you breastfeed or formula-feed?

Checking for hand-me-downs is a great way to save, or getting the most from a baby registry is a great way to save, Carly Kirsch, owner of Newly Nested, a Connecticut-based baby-planning service, told Fox Business.

Looking for coupons and clearance items, along with choosing to "Like" a brand on the company's Facebook page can provide discounts, the article said.

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