Soft leather baby shoes (of course), nappies, buggies, highchair, romper suits, food, heating, entertainment, cot bed and bedding. Things to raise a baby.
Some of these things are expensive such as the cot bed and buggy but in general the things it takes to make a happy baby are not to expensive. Baby shoes for £14 or a high chair from Ikea as low as £15. My question is....how do the figures that state it takes about £12,000 per year to raise a child come from? £1000 per month. From everyone I have ever met, none have ever spent even close to this. I think it is not ok to put out these figures because the majority of the population do not need to feel like they are second class citizens because they don't go to Disneyland twice a year. I don't believe the statistics - do you? The biggest luxuries are usually at christmas and birthdays.