Omg I'm a little shocked with how much some spend but each to their own
I'm preg with my 4th child other 3 I was given a lot of things so can't remember how much I would have spent
This time I have gone mostly second hand
Cot & mattress $50 (mattress was brand new)
Pram & capsule $210
Baby monitor with sensor things $10
Clothes so far $30 some new and used
Avent electric steriliser $8
12 Bottles tommy tippiee new $30
Manual breast pump new $20
Was given another strider plus
So all in all I'll be lucky to spend $1000 gotta love bargains
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08-06-2015 02:48 #31Junior Member
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08-06-2015 06:36 #32
$2k bugaboo donkey twin (only twin pram we liked!)
$900 for 2x IKEA cots, mattresses and a change table
$250 for 2x infasecure car seats (on special at Big W)
$200 for 2 ergo carrier/wraps on special
$160 for 2 swings
$400 on a recliner for the nursery
$200 for 2 second hand bassinets
$1000 on baby store laybuy (bed linen incl mattress protectors, baby bath and support, a good thermometer, change pad, swaddle wraps, blankets, a few toys, first aid and toiletries for babies and I, room thermometer, white noise machine, head supports for car seats etc)
Approx $400 on clothes up to 12 months
$150 on books (started buying these before I was pregnant!)
$120 nappy bag
$600 maternity clothes/breastfeeding singlets and bras
We've been gifted a twin video monitor, playmat, bottles, steriliser, clothes, blankets and books from lovely family and friends at our shower yesterday.
I still have to buy -
Breast pump (spectra s2) - $260
Nappy bin - going for the Ubbi one as it takes normal rubbish bags - huge money saver in the long run! $60
Some more random clothes, muslins, nappies etc - $250
We've also had to factor in several extra scans at $200 a pop, plus out of pocket obstetrician fees of $3200.
I am too scared to add it up - buying double of everything adds up! But I'm hopeful we can sell/donate a lot of it when we're done as these will be our only babies.
08-06-2015 20:45 #33
The things I would do again is get cheap linen etc at target/big w NOT get sucked in at a baby store. They are such rip offs!!
Also look at but swap sell pages, gumtree. They will spew etc the first few weeks. Those having twins don't buy two of the same swing. Buy two different things. Eg a little lamb and a rocker or a rainbow Forrest sound and another sounding one hope that makes sense as each baby is different. My kids are 10 months apart so I really still had a baby when I had my newborn again! It was a god send.
I can't believe how much money you have spent on maternity clothes 😳 haha!! I think I bought three things all black and just wore my cardigans etc to accessorise.
I had donkey, are you hiring capsules?
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