Who knew that something that weighs very little and takes up so little space could cost you so much money. Not only are baby things already expensive but it makes you want to buy the most expensive of all. Take the nursery, for example. There are cheap cots at Target or Big W but I fell in love with the Boori Sleigh Royale (which is, of course, even dearer than the standard Boori Sleigh). It costs more than our Queen sized bed which is also a sleigh bed. Then, naturally, the rest of the nursery furniture has to match. No, I didn't get the Royale Sleigh range. The total of all of Bubby's nursery furniture cost less than price of the Royale Sleigh cot alone.
|Photo source: Boori website|
|Stokke Xplory. Photo source: unknown|
|Bugaboo Cameleon. Photo source: unknown|
|Bugaboo Bee limited edition colours. Photo source: which.co.uk|
They're just some of the big purchases, there's also the hundreds of little purchases that just keep adding up.
Right now I'm researching car seats and I really want to get the Safe n Sound Meridian because it has the highest safety rating. Again. it's on the top end of the scale. I won't bother posting a pic as it doesn't come in exciting colours. If it did I probably would have bought it already.
I want this high chair.
|Bloom Fresco Loft. Photo source: Baby Bunting.|
This cool piece of baby furniture retails for $699. It's a freaking high chair not a designer handbag! For that amount of money I could buy two LV mini pochettes, or an Hermes clic-clac bracelet, or a Tiffany & Co key pendant and still have enough spare change to buy at least four high chairs from Ikea. And this is how I put things into perspective.
Bubby woke up at 1.30 am. Oh well.
ETA, woke again at 3.50 am. The blog is living up to its name.