Wednesday 19 September 2018

Fiona Ness: Here's how it's possible to do new parenting on the cheap

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Fiona Ness

'If you give a pig a party, she's going to ask for some balloons…" so the popular children's book goes.

It's also a warning to parents on how spending begets spending - especially the parents who, according to a new survey, are spending up to €15,000 (on average) in the first year of a baby's life.

Since when did you need to seek seed capital in order to have a baby? Is it really the babies who are expensive, or just our tastes?

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