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    For setting up for when baby comes?

    Im curious to see how much others have spent/are spending on setting up the nursery and on other items like prams, car seats etc. What was your biggest ticket item?

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    Curious to see the responses as well! We'd budgeted for about $4 - $5k (and that was for literally everything including nursery decorations and some stuff that is nice to have but not essential) but that will likely go up a bit now we're expecting twins.

    Originally we were going to get a Strider Compact but will now be going for a Bugaboo Donkey - that's another $1200 right there! Plus getting a double electric breast pump, two car seats...

    However we're saving on some things like getting Ikea Cots, second hand armchair/lazy boy for the nursery, and some things we'll no longer need to buy (like a bassinet/cosleeper as they'll both go in the one cot to start with). We'll also be cutting out some non-essential stuff.

    I'm hoping for/guessing around $6k.

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    About 5k I think but in hindsight I would never spend that again. So much good quality second hand stuff around

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    I didn't spend much. I tried sourcing what i could from gumtree and got a cot from ikea. I got a 900 dollar pram that i wanted for only 100 that was so new the tyre tread wasn't even worn down. i don't see the point in doing a huge nursery set up as it will only be used until the baby is 18 mpnths to 3 yrs and going into a big kids bed.

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    All together maybe $2000.

    I bought a boori cot second hand, mattress brand new, the most expensive items were car seat and pram.

    Furniture was from ikea and change table I ordered online for cheaper then in the stores.

    None of it felt overly expensive, I bought clothes along the way and had a layby on of sheets/towels/blankets that I just got off close to when Dd was due so I didn't have to worry.

    Bassinet I got used from a close friend. I didn't buy a feeding chair or anything because I knew I wouldn't use it.

    All in all it was fairly in expensive and stretched over months. Babies are a lot more expensive once they arrive Lol.

    Edit- my dad painted the nursery and paid for the paint, my mum bought a rug ($200) and the rest of the decor I either made (which wasn't that cheap but it was important to me when I was nesting) or I got cheap but it all went together so it looked nice.
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    For free second hand I got the cot, bassinet, clothes, change table.

    I bought the pram ($250), car seat ($400 x 2 = 800), rocker recliner (1800).

    I'm pretty happy with what I bought. Only thing I would change is I wouldn't buy a pram, I was given one second hand but bought a new one. I ended up swapping to a stroller at 6 months so wasn't worth it.

    The rocker recliner is my favourite purchase, still in use because I bought a proper lazy boy one. It's where I feed bottles, cuddle and watch the wiggles, and we slept there many many rough nights.

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    I think we probably spent between $6500-$7500 in total. $5k was nursery set up and the rest was on everything else we bought but we bought all new stuff

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    This time around I bought everything second hand (last baby, big gap between kids) bar the car seat which was worth $300 but paid $150 on sale. I got a heap of stuff off the buy and sells on FB. Baby clothes, a lovely cot that only did one child for $50. A wonderfully kind hubber gave me their electric breast pump. I bought the swing and bassinet in excellent condition as well.

    Each to their own but I could never spend a fortune. nurseries last 12 -18 months and even if you have more kids you usually want a different theme for them. Ultimately a $300 pram usually does the same job as a 2k one. All the baby needs is love, food and safety.

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    With DS1 I probably spent $1,000 (cheap pram, car seats, some clothes, exersaucer etc). I got most times second hand for free from a relative (cot, cradle, nursery decorations). I bought a lot of clothes second hand off EBay.Add to this I was $7,000 out of pocket for delivery bub in the private system.

    With DS2 I shelled out probably $100 for new clothing, $100 for a new cot mattress and $700 for a new double pram (baby jogger city select). Everything else was hand me down from ds1 and I haven't really decorated the nursery yet as the decorations are in ds1s room still. I've bought a few more second hand clothes from EBay ($15 here and there for bulk packs). Money is tighter this time around but the pram would have to be the best investment I've made in a while. It has made my mat leave with 2 kids that much easier and more enjoyable!).

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    Maybe $2k total, incl everything.

    I didn't buy a cot or pram (both were given to us). I bought a chest of drawers and a bookshelf and 2 car seats new. I


 

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