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

    To much, we were stupid.
    Cot -$450
    Pram -$470 (rarely used, to big, impossible to push, brought a new one before ds was 3 months old)
    Cot sheets / blankets etc - probs $150
    Carseat - 140
    Toys etc probably well over $200 easy, some well worth it others not
    Clothes no idea, ds had s huge wardrobe but alot was free second hand

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    Depends on what you feel is 'necessary'.
    My necessities changed as I went on. For my 3rd baby, I bought a car seat on sale (Probably about $150), fabric for slings (about $50), fabric for cloth nappies (for newborn nappies about $50-100). Basic clothing, all the rest were gifts and some hand me downs from his brother.
    That's IT. So, about $300-400?

    Edit- oh I forgot, I did buy a cheap bassinet because my then husband didn't want to cosleep. So add on another $100. But if it wasn't for him I wouldn't have bought it. After DS grew out of it he coslept anyway.
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    Default **spin off** baby bonus thread - how much did you NEED to set bub up?

    Oh god, thousands! Probably about 15k?
    However, it's certainly doable for much less.

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    No idea really... it would have been under 5k though. Maybe about 2k?

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    It cost us around $3000 for each of our DD's, would have been a lot less if DH hadn't insisted on a lot of top of the range stuff

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

    Cot- given new one
    Bassinette- given
    Boori drawers/change table- gift
    Breast pump- $250
    Bottles- $80
    Car seat $250
    Swing $110
    Newborn nappies $80
    Wraps $20
    Clothes $100

    We were given a lot of clothes but quite a lot were completely un usable except for rags due to condition.

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

    I also bought a glider chair. Best purchase ever, still using it after 2 children, and another on the way!
    Last edited by BigRedV; 23-10-2012 at 06:23.

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

    With ds
    We bought a bassinet $180 ( we couldnt afford a cot so we just bought a bassinet so we had something for baby to sleep in)
    We didn't look very hard I think we bought it from mothercare pffft
    Cot & mattress $400 ish
    Swing $180
    Pram - gift
    Carseat- given to us
    Change table- given to us
    Nappies, wipes, thermometers, clothes, wraps, sheet, baby shower gifts.


    With DD we were in a better situation financially so could afford a lot more but surprised ourselves and still bought things from gumtree etc
    Cot - ds
    Pram - upgraded from the strider which ds broke... And bought a city mini $350
    Manduka carrier - borrowed from q friend
    Clothes - baby shower/ hand me downs ( I bought a few bits and pieces $40)
    Changetable - same one for ds however I spent $100 on paint etc and painted it hot glossy pink.. (I got bored when I started mat leave)
    Bassinet (sold ds one and a few other things) bought a new 1 $150
    Baby bag $60
    Bouncer $25
    Cot mobile $35
    Play mat gym $ 30
    Carseat $150

    So first baby I spent $760
    Second baby $940
    Although first baby easily $1500 worth of stuff our families just really got together and helped us out bought lots baby shower etc with our second we covered the expenses ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Depends on what you feel is 'necessary'.
    My necessities changed as I went on. For my 3rd baby, I bought a car seat on sale (Probably about $150), fabric for slings (about $50), fabric for cloth nappies (for newborn nappies about $50-100). Basic clothing, all the rest were gifts and some hand me downs from his brother.
    That's IT. So, about $300-400?

    Edit- oh I forgot, I did buy a cheap bassinet because my then husband didn't want to cosleep. So add on another $100. But if it wasn't for him I wouldn't have bought it. After DS grew out of it he coslept anyway.
    Close to this, under $500 for certain. 3 x packs terry cloth nappies: $90. Little things like nappy buckets, blankets etc. Car seat was a gift. Pram (never used) was a gift. Ergo was a gift. Ummm what else did we need really? Not much! Co slept. Breastfed. Clothes all gifts or op shops. And baby was happy as a clam.
    Obviously we are very fortunate to have such generous family & friends.

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

    We were very lucky being our first baby all big items were given to us (second hand) or bought for us from family, all we really did was buy clothes, bottles ect. The baby bonus plus ftb paid to me fortnightly basically covered my lost wages for the first 6 mths as paid maternity leave wasn't in yet when dd was born.


 

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