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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Having a Baby is Expensive --- Part II

Here in United Kingdom and in many affluent countries, people don't want lots of kids, some can't even afford to have one. And for those who really want will consider their budget very well (unlike in the Philippines where many just get pregnant without realizing the consequences!).
The cost of baby cots, baby prams, car seats, high chairs, nursery items, baby slings, baby clothes, baby toys, baby foods, baby nappies, not to mention the high cost of childminders, are horrendously increasing. If i will convert what i had bought here into pesos just for baby stuffs, i probably would have lots of Louis Vuitton bags now. hehehe. But really, what the heck!
In a place where your mothers, aunties and sisters are far, you just need many things to make your baby occupied. Back home it is very easy to hire a "yaya" or baby sitter and it is very cheap. But, here, no way, if i'll get a baby sitter we'll gonna be bankrupt after one month! So, anyway, my husband told me, we'll get anything that will atleast help me with the baby---things that can occupy Baby Cam for a while to give me a break also.
This one surely occupies his time...


Prisco is enjoying our shopping in Mothercare World.


A very good baby cot is a must. We have this Winnie-the-Pooh bed.


Now, we really don't care how much we spent. We need these stuffs. Now, having a baby might be expensive but the experience of being parents is priceless.

9 comments:

Lynn said...

baby cam is just so cute!!! i miss him. hugs and kisses to baby cam and prisco. (",)

jana said...

thats true gyud kids are expensive, thats why dili nalang mi mag baby oi ahihihi, its fulfilling and wonderful having kids though...

enjoy mah friend
God Bless u and ur family

Pinay Jade said...

YeahI know it is really expensive to have kids.I am planning to have kids soon and as I look at the stuff I might be needing...I am thinking , Gosh this is expensive!

Kerslyn said...

Kahadlok na man manganak sis oi....wala na man barato karon...hehehe. Cge lang, can afford man ka ana og fulfilled ka as mother kay u give the best for ur kiddo.

Amor said...

Ditto.It's really expensive to have a baby here in europe or in any 1st world countries.Kaya if magkababy pa kami,tama na ang dalawa kasi ang mahal nga diba.

What I did,I look for less expensive baby things but with good quality para hindi masakit sa budget namin.

Have a nice day Prily!

From the Eyes of my Heart said...

Even here in the Philippines giving your kids a quality life is really expensive. Butch and I are really preparing for it thats why we waited 1 yr to make one hahaha. neway, i heard na jan daw sa U.K. sagot ng government yung schooling and other stuff is that true?

Ely said...

that makes me think that having 3 or more babies these days is so third world! LOL

earthlingorgeous said...

hiya friend, I think prisco thinks he is in heaven at this place hahahaha! how is scotland! :)

Shiela said...

You are absosulutely right. It is so expensive in here. That is why i cannot wait to move to another country.But the important thing is sama sama kahit saan.

Ingatz ka dyan.