Buying for baby's first year - a financial perspective

By Faeza
28 January 2016


Even the most starry-eyed first-time parents can attest that having a little bundle of joy can amount to a big bundle of cash very quickly, which is why it’s important to shop and save smartly during your pregnancy.

Research has shown that the average middle-income family will spend up to R90 000 a year to raise a child, while internet polling has revealed that baby furniture and clothing alone amounts to R20 000 or more for first-time parents even before birth.

However, there are ways of cutting costs without compromising on quality or care.

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