no baby bonus but it worked out the same. i thought of it as though i had been putting away my tax to help fund my 'maternity leave'!
i think the baby bonus is ridiculous though. it is so much money, even $3000. and it doesn't cost that much in equipment to prepare for a baby.
i'd rather see a $3000 tax-free threshold where receipts for baby items can be included for new parents. at least then the money is being spent on baby gear and it boosts the tax return the following financial year.