The mum said: “There is an element of having to consider their needs, you have to adapt to their needs and desires as well.
“But actually it makes me be a bit more creative, so what I now do, I look on apps to see when sometimes they have them come up cheap or they are on offer. I’ll stock up on them then.”
The family had a radical rethink about their expenses three years ago, as they prepared for a round the world trip.
By switching to reusable alternatives, the family saved some £120 a year on nappies and £80 on kitchen roll and wet wipes.
They also stopped using food bags and cling film, saving £20.
Charlotte even used ditched shampoo and conditioner, washing her hair with vinegar instead, saving the family £90.