The cost of having a baby rockets sky high

In days gone by, we often used to say that there was no need to save for a baby – in fact, I remember many a conversation with newly weds when they’d be asking about preparing for a family and someone in the crowd would say “If you wait til you can afford a baby, you’ll never have one!” And so the encouragement continued to do the deed and wait for the bundle of joy to arrive, no matter what the bank balance shows.