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Old Feb 1st, 2011, 10:13 AM   71
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Old Feb 1st, 2011, 10:17 AM   72
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Cost of Baby Items*

Item Cost
Cot 160
Bedding 80
Baby carrier 30
Push Chair 200
High chair 50
Baby bath 18
Baby monitor 30
Disposable nappies (2,555) 500
Bottle feeding equipment 20

Total 1,088
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Old Feb 1st, 2011, 11:17 AM   73
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I think I just had a heart attack... meeep

You can get everything cheaper than that and still get nice stuff. I would say 200 is fair for a pushchair though, you really do get what you pay for with them. But Ikea has much cheaper cot's, BabiesRus do nice bedding bundles cheaper, and a lot of places do cost effective things. Things like baby carrier and highchair are more or less optional. Baby things can be a good price if you look around a lot.



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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 06:26 AM   75
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I think I just had a heart attack... meeep

You can get everything cheaper than that and still get nice stuff. I would say 200 is fair for a pushchair though, you really do get what you pay for with them. But Ikea has much cheaper cot's, BabiesRus do nice bedding bundles cheaper, and a lot of places do cost effective things. Things like baby carrier and highchair are more or less optional. Baby things can be a good price if you look around a lot.
Definitely true. I guess everyones list will be different and everyone will have a different budget in mind. I have a 38 baby carrier on my list, but personally haven't put bottle feeding equipment onto the list as I'll be breastfeeding (will reassess if I need bottles for expressing milk later on), and the highchair isn't something I'm going to look at until later.

I guess the cot that I saw was of a similar price to the one mentioned in the above list, but hope to at least be able to reuse the cot for a second baby (bar buying a new mattress the second time around).

I'll also be using cloth nappies, so not the same type of expense as for disposable nappies, but I think if you are going to use disposables, it's definitely a really good idea to budget in the initial costings for a years worth of nappies! At least that way you know it's not extra money you'll need to budget for each week.

Have been trying to find a pushchair or travel system that will last for as many years as possible. A few I've seen would take us right through to 3 years old, but means it's not something we'll have to change or adapt as the little one gets bigger which is great. Also pricing up the car seats, as the ones that I like only take you up to 12 months old, so be great to have enough put buy for the ones after that!

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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 10:46 AM   76
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I think I just had a heart attack... meeep

You can get everything cheaper than that and still get nice stuff. I would say 200 is fair for a pushchair though, you really do get what you pay for with them. But Ikea has much cheaper cot's, BabiesRus do nice bedding bundles cheaper, and a lot of places do cost effective things. Things like baby carrier and highchair are more or less optional. Baby things can be a good price if you look around a lot.
Definitely true. I guess everyones list will be different and everyone will have a different budget in mind. I have a 38 baby carrier on my list, but personally haven't put bottle feeding equipment onto the list as I'll be breastfeeding (will reassess if I need bottles for expressing milk later on), and the highchair isn't something I'm going to look at until later.

I guess the cot that I saw was of a similar price to the one mentioned in the above list, but hope to at least be able to reuse the cot for a second baby (bar buying a new mattress the second time around).

I'll also be using cloth nappies, so not the same type of expense as for disposable nappies, but I think if you are going to use disposables, it's definitely a really good idea to budget in the initial costings for a years worth of nappies! At least that way you know it's not extra money you'll need to budget for each week.

Have been trying to find a pushchair or travel system that will last for as many years as possible. A few I've seen would take us right through to 3 years old, but means it's not something we'll have to change or adapt as the little one gets bigger which is great. Also pricing up the car seats, as the ones that I like only take you up to 12 months old, so be great to have enough put buy for the ones after that!

x
Exactly the same for me i want to breast feed and use washable nappies i think it saves alot of money and also better for the environment I dont plan to put a highchair as it wont need it for a while so i think i'd have a second list for things we will need after 6months onwards x



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 10:57 AM   77
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i think i'd have a second list for things we will need after 6months onwards x
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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:06 AM   79
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I'm a firm believer in the fact that having a baby can be as expensive as you make it. When I found out I was having twins I could have cried because I thought there was no way I would be able to afford it. But I was quite surprised at how relatively inexpensive it was. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started buying bits and pieces, especially nappies, wipes etc when I saw them on offer. I didn't have to buy any nappies for at least a year after they were born Some people like everything to be new and while I can totally appreciate that, you can pick up some great things from places like freecycle. I had 2 moses baskets for free from freecycle and they were absolutely immaculate. I only had to buy a couple of new mattresses which cost me 6.00 each from an online baby shop who were selling via e-bay. I'm so glad I didn't spend a fortune on these as they moved into their cots after 6 weeks. Also, I was given 10 bin bags of clothes (most of which still had the tags on them) by a lady who was a foster carer and was overrun with baby clothes - this again was through freecycle and it saved me an absolute fortune!! I also bought lots of essentials from Asda Baby and Toddler Events which they run every 3 months or so. I was quite fortunate in the fact that my Grandfather bought the double buggy for us and I already had enough money saved for cots.

One thing I will say is to beware of online lists as they do try and sell you things that you will never need. I bought a nappy bin which I never, ever used as it was so expensive having to buy replacement cartridges all the time and much cheaper to buy a packet of nappy sacks for 9p from Sainsbury's. The only thing I didn't scrimp on was car seats as I wanted these to be brand new.

Hope this helps a little and good luck:-) xx



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:17 AM   80
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That is very true i quite often have a brouse on freecycle there is some good things on there I have friends that have things that i could have too. Id be quite happy to have some pre loved items when the time comes I think my parents would be thrilled to have a baby in the family too so would probably spoil LO lots x



 
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