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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 12:45 PM   21
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I think my list seems too cheap if i got everything except another pushchair ive got a price list from asda/argos it comes to just under 400 is that too cheap? ive included things like:
calpol
shampoo
baby powder/oil
hair brushes
nappies/wipes
dummys
bibs/clothes
cot/bedding
car seat
bouncher
breast pump/bottles/formula (incase)
arrr i think theres afew other things too



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 12:47 PM   22
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It doesn't seem too cheap at all! x *goes to do more listing*



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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 12:53 PM   23
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Aww, now I've been thinking about it, talking to you all, I'm in the mood for reworking my list! It's the OCD in me, has to be just right. Hehe , broody.



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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 12:55 PM   24
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I just looked up a US "baby cost calculator" and it wasn't too bad, about $1350 for the 1st year. It did give me a laugh though... that's less then it costs me to feed and vaccinate my 2 dogs for a year!

I wonder if I could use that as an argument with OH... "but honey, it would just be like getting one more dog!"



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 13:05 PM   25
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I just looked up a US "baby cost calculator" and it wasn't too bad, about $1350 for the 1st year. It did give me a laugh though... that's less then it costs me to feed and vaccinate my 2 dogs for a year!

I wonder if I could use that as an argument with OH... "but honey, it would just be like getting one more dog!"
HAHA! That last bit really did make me smile!!! I didn't think to google 'baby cost calculator', going to try it in google!



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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 13:20 PM   26
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I think my list seems too cheap if i got everything except another pushchair ive got a price list from asda/argos it comes to just under 400 is that too cheap? ive included things like:
calpol
shampoo
baby powder/oil
hair brushes
nappies/wipes
dummys
bibs/clothes
cot/bedding
car seat
bouncher
breast pump/bottles/formula (incase)
arrr i think theres afew other things too
I don't think that is unreasonable at all!

This is what I reworked onto my necessities list:
Cot frame Cot mattress Cot sheets Cot bedding Travel system (or pushchair and car seat) Cloth nappies Changing mat Muslin cloths Moses Basket Baby bath
And that came to 560, with the travel system (pushchair), which you already have, so your 400 doesn't seem under the amount at all. I'd add 61 to get the clothes from asda, so 620. Not bad at all really I think.



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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 14:32 PM   27
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yeah when i spoke to my OH on the phone when he was on his break just i said its only 400 mininium to save, he said "yeah right have u calculated everything?" i said yep with a very smug face he thought we was looking at least double that



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 14:33 PM   28
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I just looked up a US "baby cost calculator" and it wasn't too bad, about $1350 for the 1st year. It did give me a laugh though... that's less then it costs me to feed and vaccinate my 2 dogs for a year!

I wonder if I could use that as an argument with OH... "but honey, it would just be like getting one more dog!"

and vet bills on top of that too



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 14:45 PM   29
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yeah when i spoke to my OH on the phone when he was on his break just i said its only 400 mininium to save, he said "yeah right have u calculated everything?" i said yep with a very smug face he thought we was looking at least double that
I got a similar response when I told my OH that it would cost under 500. I think he envisaged having to save 2000 or something! The hardest part is, is that he and me combined have the amount we'd need saved.. (even if its earmarked for buying a house..). We'd be able to get buy NOW let alone saving for 6 months then trying and saving whilst we're trying. Phew. Glad I got that out!



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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 14:49 PM   30
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Yeah i have half that saved so wouldnt take long to save the rest without even asking my OH to chip in the money cus he worries that we wouldnt have enough money to have a LO but like ur OH he imagined it would cost alot more than in reality it is (i know there is more costs like nappies/wipes/food/clothes as LO grows up) but the start off essentials isnt as much as he thought



 
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