Bringing home a new baby
feels so sweet, but your finances may not look as rosy. A recent study out of the U. K.
found that moms spent upwards of $7,000 by the time their child had his or her first birthday. And it's not all going to daycare and nanny costs: Much of the loot gets spent while baby is still in Mama’s belly. From high-ticket items like nursery furniture, strollers, high chairs, car seats and swings to everyday essentials like baby food, diapers
, clothes, pacifiers and monitors -- it all adds up… fast.