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    Default **spin off** baby bonus thread - how much did you NEED to set bub up?

    This time around I will be buying an extra carseat for my mother as well. She found one on the side of the road and there is NO WAY I'm allowing her to put my kid in it!

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    Default Re: **spin off** baby bonus thread - how much did you NEED to set bub up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astraamy View Post
    She found one on the side of the road and there is NO WAY I'm allowing her to put my kid in it!


    Wise move i think lol!!



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    Default **spin off** baby bonus thread - how much did you NEED to set bub up?

    Not sure exactly how much we spent on the first. We brought everything while I was working so didn't exactly hold back. The baby bonus helped us adjust to one income.

    I'm 33 weeks with our second and we have brought a double pram ($400) but need to buy a new carseat ($350) and a new breast pump ($150ish) once the bonus starts coming in. Unfortunately the rest of the $5k is going straight to our credit card debt :-( I guess we haven't adjusted to one income all that well after all!!

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    The only thing I bought was some clothes, nappies and bottles...oh and a normal Target 3-wheel stroller that didnt cost a fortune.

    Everything else was second hand or gifted to me for my baby shower (bibs, mittens, baby bath etc.). My grandfather bought me a cot from a swapmeet for $20, sanded it back and repainted it and my mum bought a new mattress.

    So setting up for DS did not cost much at all. Especially not 5k......which FOB promptly spent on a fish tank

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    For us with our first we didn't get hand me down anything so

    Bassinette- $180
    Car seat $450
    Pram $300
    Clothes $150
    Wrap, Rugs, Muslin $150
    Cot $500

    = $1730

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    $300 pram
    $40 teatree mattress for the loaner bassinet
    $70 capsule hire
    $110 cot mattress for the loaner cot
    $16 bassinet sheets
    $40 box newborn nappies
    $180 change table and pad
    That was all the stuff I really *needed*, I got an embarrassment of riches at my baby shower, including cot sheets, bath and bath stuff, wraps and blankies. Mind you there was lots of other stuff that I just Had.To.Have - like the room painted, new curtains etc.

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    Ok I am only just setting up for first but..

    So far I have spent about $1000, IF I had of told my brother about Pregnancy 5 minutes earlier last year I would have been $300.

    I plan to spend maybe another $1000 on Safety stuff and a baby bath. and maybe more clothes. I have more people wanting to give me second hand/ used/ practically never used stuff then DH is willing to accept.

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    Default **spin off** baby bonus thread - how much did you NEED to set bub up?

    Our carseat, cot, basinette, change table, baby bath, cot mattress, rockers and swings, bottles and pram, were all bought for us by my parents and DPs parents. We were and are very greatful for all that they helped us with these items and helped us get started.

    So we only spent about $300 ourselves.

    However for a guide line:

    $85 cot mattress brand new on special
    $43 cot from eBay in perfect cond
    $60 pram from eBay new and never used they were just cleaning out their home
    $30 Basinette in amazing cond and so pretty
    $150 car seat at half off sale
    $100 change table with baby bath at half off sale

    You can find some brilliant bargains if you shop around and know what to look for. It also pays to be a power negotiator in stores as well.

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    Cot $500
    Pram $300
    Bassinette $150
    Car Seat $300
    Change table $200
    Clothes/Linen/Nappies for essentials lets say $150

    So $1600 that I NEEDED to spend.

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    For my first I spent around $2500 which covered the essentials cot, pram, portacot, blankets, clothes and a car seat. My pram was $300 but didn't last so I ended up buying a layback stroller which sserved it's purpose. I wanted a strider pram originally but couldn't justify the cost.

    When I was having my second I didn't really need anything so i bought my strider plus pram and capsule. This time I also bought a pretty swing and an electric steriliser along with some clothes and extra bedding. All up I spent around $1500. Glad I spent the money on my pram I love it. DD2 is 15 weeks old and I'm planning bubba 3 so everything will get reused unless it's a boy lol a great excuses to go shopping.

    I could have gotten away with spending heaps less lol the essentials are a good quality cot and a new mattress for health reasons, a quality pram (everyone has different ideas of this) and a quality carseat.
    Last edited by nelle7250; 22-10-2012 at 21:53.


 

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