Are children expensive?

kids expensive?

Are children expensive?

It depends.

If you deck your baby out in the Armani Baby range of clothes, then sure: kids are expensive.

Kids are as expensive as you you make them

But there's a lot to be said for the argument that kids are expensive as you make them.
For example, when I had my firstborn we used the crib I slept in when I was a baby myself. We did not buy a complete nursery, but used my old changing table. And when it came to baby's clothes, I bought a lot at H&M. Or second hand.

As kids get older they do get more expensive

As the kids got older, there were of course additional costs. For example I invested greatly in wooden blocks. It seemed like a solid investment! I pictured my kids building castles and playing for hours on end.

But unfortunately stock in wooden blocks plummeted as soon as the kids spotted bright plastic toys that made screeching noises.

It wasn't until high school that I started to really feel the financial strains. But even then, it was very do-able. There are lots of great second hand shops where you can get lovely clothes. You don't have to break the bank to look good.

I get my own boho style look straight from the English eBay website.

So here's the answer to my question

So in answer to my question: 'Kids can be expensive, but a lot depends on how you raise them.'

If you teach them money doesn't grow on trees at an early age, they won't expect it to!

Do you think children are expensive?

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  1. Hello! Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty and love this post! We have raised eight children between us, and now we have two beautiful daughters adopted from China, and yes they can be expensive. But I completely agree . . . it is our job as parents to teach our children the value of money and respect for their possessions. One of the things I focus on with our girls is to help them remember how hard their daddy works for the $$$ that we need to buy food, clothing, shoes, keep a roof over our heads, keep a car running, and the heat and lights turned on. Then if there is anything left over after we pay the necessities, then we can talk about what they "want." Second-hand is a great way to go for all kinds of things a family needs! Thanks for sharing at the party - hope to see what you are up to this coming week. Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

  2. I think you have brought up a very important subject that all parents should take time to consider. We will feature this post to lift its profile. It is crucial to paying down debt.
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