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Children are expensive. Fact. Did you know that according to this recent BBC news article to raise a child up to the age of 21 on average costs a whopping £230,000 (or more!). How crazy is that, you could buy a decent house for that! I never quite believed it before I had Alfie but once I started to buy things it didn't take me long to realise that actually, yes this is going to cost a fortune. It seems more so with your first child as you are starting from scratch, everything is new or pretty much. With Elarna I already had the cot, the travel system, a huge variety of toys and the car seat. The basics if you like. I did have to get new clothes (obviously!) and I bought a few new things such as bottles, dummies and some fresh bedding but 2nd time around I was definitely pleased that I'd squirrelled away several items, it saved us hundreds without a doubt. My husband did have to rein me in a bit however as I probably would have gone out and bought lots more for her but ultimately I'm glad he did that otherwise I could have spent a fortune! I know it can be really dull to think about saving money and all that jazz but in the grand scheme of things it will stand you in good stead for the future, trust me!
So how can you go about saving a few pennies ready for an impending new arrival? Here are a few ideas........
These are just a few little tips that I hope might help you prepare for your little bundle of joy. Having a baby is a huge and life changing moment so trust when I say being prepared is a great idea.
How would you go about saving for a new baby?
* Collaborative post.