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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 17:57 PM   1
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Is there a huge difference in cost of having three kids compared to two?


I have always said that two kids would be enough as that way they could have their own bedroom (share if we wanted to have a spare room) and we could have a 'normal' car and go on holilday without having to pay any additional supplements.

My husband has always wanted to have four kids and I think that I may want one more (making it three in total) but I don't know if I am being silly.

Is there a big difference between the cost of raising two kids compared to three?



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 17:59 PM   2
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Well, for us it would be new car and new house, straight off.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 18:00 PM   3
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We didn't notice the difference much, but we did have them close together, and had all girls, so that would've made a difference! xx



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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 20:31 PM   4
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We are wondering the same. It would mean two having to share a room unless one day we can afford an extension, but I don't think that is the end of the world. holidays would be more expensive but we can't afford to go on them anyway so we wouldn't be missing out there! I am not sure whether we would need a new car, guess it depends on the age gap and which type of seat they are all in. I am more worried about being able to give them each enough attention if we gave three, rather than the actual cost.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 22:40 PM   5
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Ha we are actually thinking about this too. We have 1 of each and hubby planned on getting snipped but lately has been making references to having another one!! I thinkas babies there isn't too much difference but when they get older school costs, food and housing (4 bedroom house vs 3) is where i think it would add up. And holidays lol



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2011, 22:58 PM   6
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You know what I have found to be most expensive...and it's only with the older two and recently. Not clothes, not school supplies, not the house...but activities! Swimming EACH $100/month. Sparks $100 Cub Scouts $100 CHILDCARE...anywhere from $600/mth (part time) to $1800 (full-time) for all three (before and after school and all day infant care). If Makena wants to do ballet...that's an additional $100/mth and Jasper's hockey $600/season. Kelana's swim lessons...$40 mth. The car...we have to get anotehr, but it's not a super big deal. We can actually get one bigger that's cheaper. House...we make do...they don't have all their own rooms.



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Old Aug 13th, 2011, 00:40 AM   7
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It would mean a larger house for us

I suppose in the early years it is not expensive (if you have kept all your baby equipment/toys/pushchairs, etc. But once they are older i bet it gets extortionate!



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2011, 01:27 AM   8
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For me i would say yes we have had to move to a bigger house we are gonna need to buy a bigger car. We've had to buy everything new because i was stopping at 2 so got rid of everything. Lucky for us moving was so easy thanks to our wonderfull landlord and only increased our rent by £100. I've loved shopping for new things and now we have a boy i love shopping for new clothes all the time......my favorite thing to do



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2011, 05:09 AM   9
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i have 4 and i dont c it cost much more we still have holidays we go to caravans sites i do how ever drive a 7 seater i also have a 3 bedroom flat,


the only good thing is i have a big age gap so it makes it easier.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2011, 05:18 AM   10
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The only thing what would worry me is getting pregnant with twins then it would be havibg to move bigger car ect x



 
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