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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    I don't see why there is such a big uproar.
    The Baby Bonus is just that, a bonus.
    Yes it helped enormously last time but if you are entirely dependent on something like that then you need to sort yourself out and manage your finances better before having children IMO.
    I think we're all very fortunate to receive it at all.

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    Now if only they would get rid of the baby bonus all together and make daycare free for working mothers.

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeamummy View Post
    Now if only they would get rid of the baby bonus all together and make daycare free for working mothers.
    That is a really good idea! Lets look at it, you have what 35 weeks to buy everything you need for a baby!
    There are ways to buy things cheap. And as gross as it sounds my babies cot that both children have slept in have come from curb side clean up. I was a single mum with DD and saw a cot worth $350 on the side of the rd! It had a broken cot slide! I picked it up cleaned it down and put new cot slides on it. Still going strong with DS and will be used for baby #3 but op shops often have bassinets and cots for way cheaper! I was shocked at how much money the government gives people just for having a baby! Lol for pushing and ultimately BD!!
    I agree it can be scrapped, I would rather have free Childcare and get to go to work and make money then have seone sitting on their bum making babies to 'make money'!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabailey View Post
    That is a really good idea! Lets look at it, you have what 35 weeks to buy everything you need for a baby!
    There are ways to buy things cheap. And as gross as it sounds my babies cot that both children have slept in have come from curb side clean up. I was a single mum with DD and saw a cot worth $350 on the side of the rd! It had a broken cot slide! I picked it up cleaned it down and put new cot slides on it. Still going strong with DS and will be used for baby #3 but op shops often have bassinets and cots for way cheaper! I was shocked at how much money the government gives people just for having a baby! Lol for pushing and ultimately BD!!
    I agree it can be scrapped, I would rather have free Childcare and get to go to work and make money then have seone sitting on their bum making babies to 'make money'!!!
    Local op shops / charity shops here are not allowed to sell baby furniture,
    I worked out to get the basics for a baby you need a max of 100$ a month (note we are NOT talking bouncers, swings, change tables, baby baths etc etc),

    If you can not afford $100 a month how will you afford a child.

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Would you care to share the breakdown of that $100 pm?
    Having my first baby so interested in budgeting

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    I'm not fused either way concerning the BB it's a great bonus and so was my PPL. I agree with PP about free childcare as this is what is currently standing in my way for returning to work. Not the cost as I factor that into my budget but the availability as I'm a night shift worker.

    I think that we will see a lot more govt cut backs in the next couple of years which families will just have to adjust too.

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    Default Re: Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Would you care to share the breakdown of that $100 pm?
    Having my first baby so interested in budgeting
    Obviously if you live really rural / don't drive this won't work but here it is

    Cot - $250-300 (target / big w from memory, if you're that kind of family co-sleep, ds has s $450 cot he rarely used)

    Carseat - 200 ish (i payed 140 but will want a better weight / height rf next time)

    Clothes - best & less, say $100 *maybe* could be cheaper if you use local bss for second hands.

    Blankets / wraps etc - $100 this will vary depending on season.

    Pram - $100 (target stock a newborn + one for $79)

    $50 1 packet disposable nappies,panadol, thermometer, syringes etc etc.

    $50 left for whatever else.

    This does not include bouncers or swings or change tables,

    I also went off the cheapest choices and assuming mum breast feeds her baby,

    The clothes are a basic wardrobe which will require regular washing.

    i know people say my list is impractical and they found the bouncer / swing / change table etc very useful but this is the uttermost basics and if you were truly struggling that list is to me all a baby truly 'needs' (some of which depending on your lifestyle is also not a need)

    This also includes shopping when the sales are on to get best money for items etc
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    Default Re: Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    Knew i was forgetting something,
    My cot mattress was $80 which means you need $30 more than i previously states

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    Default Cuts to baby bonus to balance budget

    I agree that you dont need much.
    I live in the city and I only plan to buy a baby carrier, a cot (max $150 second hand on eBay), a swing (for my sanity), nappies, clothes and wraps.

    Obviously if I can't bf then I'll need more

    Thanks for your list

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    Any chance getting a teenager bonus ?? Would be very useful when they are in high school I would think !!
    The bb is a bonus .. A nice treat .. Whatever the amount!!


 

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