Im shocked! Yes having a baby can be expensive, but not if you're clever about it and know where to look.
I was lucky with my second, we had everything still from my first in terms of big items such as a cot, pram, car seat etc. and very enthusiastic grandparents who were there to buy things we didnt have such as a steriliser and changing table. Plus, when our second baby turned out to be a girl, she was kitted out with clothes for the next umpteen years as she would most certainly be getting ALL her sisters hand-me-downs, as my lovely sister did when we were kids!
It also got us thinking about our Baby Shop venture and how important it is to make people realise that having a baby doesnt have to be expensive if know where to look. Take a look at these things for a newborn....
All that comes to less than a tenner on the site! Very good value Im sure you'll agree. Now Im not saying thats all you'd need for a newborn baby (for someone so small they come with a lot of stuff!) but it would be a very good start and not cost the earth.
Maybe we should contact Red Magazine and pass on our details so they can inform their readers?!