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Mum spends £17,0000 on babies first year on clothes on a part-time admin and one full time carpet fitter salary

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LaurieFairyCake Tue 07-Jul-09 09:07:53

shall we all speculate how on earth this is possible

all the stuff is new so it ain't ebay

HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 07-Jul-09 09:12:43

credit cards? loans? catalogues?

Well, either she'll manage it, or she'll get into deep financial doo-doo and end up with bailiffs at the door.

either way, it's her choice and the consequences, be they bad credit rating, bailiffs, court, bankruptcy, or simply raising a very materialistic child who grows to demand everything - they are hers to deal with. Her choice and her problem.

MadameOvary Tue 07-Jul-09 09:13:08

"She added: ‘It doesn’t mean he won’t know I have to work to give him a good life.’"

Gawd help any future girlfriends.

sarah293 Tue 07-Jul-09 09:17:37

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nicm Tue 07-Jul-09 09:19:07

shock and i thought ds was spoilt because he got 2 pairs of shoes this time! amazing how they afford it, we would never have this money and both work ft with no childcare to pay.

JonAndHate Tue 07-Jul-09 09:22:39

She says she doesn't spend on credit cards...

So far I have:

cash in hand;
lottery win;
bank robber;
sperm and egg donation;
organ donation in the States;
lap dancing;
child modelling;
off shore bank accounts;
generous parents;
buying in the sales;
famous god parents;


PrincessToadstool Tue 07-Jul-09 09:22:52

That's obscene. It really is. Everyone (I would think?) gets some pleasure from buying their DCs nice things but this isn't for him, it's for her, and the extremity of it is surely unhealthy - beyond merely trying to emulate celebrity, surely.

fortyplus Tue 07-Jul-09 09:36:13

My 2 went to fairly ordinary primary school - mostly middle class but with kids from poorer area too. I always found it interesting that the wealthy parents were the ones happy to buy 2nd hand uniform. The kids getting free school meals were the ones turning up in designer trainers. It's all about needing a label to boost low self esteem. If you're happy in yourself you don't need designer brands, especially for a baby. Fair enough to have a few special things but this is ridiculous. Poor woman and poor child.

ChopsTheDuck Tue 07-Jul-09 10:11:28

'reluctant to discuss the family income' - benefit fraud, maybe? Has to be something dodgy!

Regarding the quad bike, my dts got one for their first birthday, it was only a battery powered ride on. They adored it, but they did have to share it, and it cost about £70, which is probably a lot less than the Daily Mail is implying.

NormaSknockers Tue 07-Jul-09 10:51:20

shock I guess she'd look down me buying my DC clothes etc from eBay, charity shops & boot sales then blush

That's obscene! Wonder if it's a touch of PND? I had PND after having DD & in my warped depressed mind I thought if she had lots of lovely brand new clothes, toys etc everything would be ok...

HolyGuacamole Tue 07-Jul-09 12:57:43


Bonneville Tue 07-Jul-09 13:15:46

What a silly mare!

TheProfiteroleThief Tue 07-Jul-09 13:19:44

Oh dear.

You just know he is going to be trouble when he gets to school

Northernlurker Tue 07-Jul-09 13:28:25

well this definately doesn't represent a normal response to parenting.

I love buying my girls clothes, always have and they have some nice things - bought in the sale or from the NCT sale. There is a world of difference between enjoying that experience and not wanting another baby because you won't be able to splash the same amount of cash on them.

MollieO Tue 07-Jul-09 13:39:54

If they have the money it is a shame that they aren't saving some for their child's future. Seems very odd. Why would a baby need 80 pairs of shoes and 3 leather jackets amongst other things.

JoesMummy09 Tue 07-Jul-09 14:03:50


Perhaps she has a serious shop lifting habit?

FAQinglovely Tue 07-Jul-09 14:06:24

ahh but not using credit cards doesn't mean that she doesn't have credit accounts.

Read that earlier and was shock

oliverboliverbutt Wed 08-Jul-09 08:31:07

all that money on clothes & shoes but she still decorates with dreadful wallpaper and cheap pine furniture!
I just don't understand.

PeedOffWithNits Wed 08-Jul-09 12:39:34

shock shock shock

who are they blackmailing? LOL

or did they find the proceeds of a robbery which the "owner" has not been able to report missing?

drug dealing, running a brothel?

God knows

that amount of money on a one yr old, even if it is all legal and above board, is barking mad

and as for him admiring himself in the mirror, mine did that if they got "new" stuff(hand me downs!!)

a quad and trampoline for his 1st birthday - lets hope he doesn't hurt himself

poor child, I feel sorry for him.he is being used as a status symbol to show off

sweetcat Wed 08-Jul-09 12:49:35

On GMTV this morning she said that they had savings which had been spent on the baby. He was wearing Ugg boots and designer jeans etc. She said they were having a massive party for his first birthday then the spending would have to stop.

They were selling his clothes on ebay when he had grown out of them. Interestingly perhaps, her husband wasn't there and she did say he would have preferred to spend the money on other things - I bet he would!

Takes all sorts........

lucykate Wed 08-Jul-09 12:53:37

i reckon it's all a bit of an exaggeration, 17k on designer clothes, but there's a fair bit in that picture from 'next'.

reducedfatkettlechip Thu 09-Jul-09 20:07:32

I suppose it's their money, their choice. I agree it's insane though, that kind of money would have bought him a very nice first car or deposit on a house if they'd saved it up.. wonder if he'll think it was worth it when he gets to 18. And what if they have a girl next? It could only get worse!

PortAndLemon Thu 09-Jul-09 20:33:15

I think she must have actual mental health issues to have bought a one-year-old 80 pairs of shoes.

canttouchthis Thu 09-Jul-09 20:52:26

the whole thing just seems a bit odd to say the least. even if you could afford to buy a child everything, what will it teach them about life?? the one yo knows no better, poor thing getting used like a trophy

As for a PP on this thread, not sure you can get a touch of PND - you either have it or you don't. Reminds me of when I worked with someone a few years ago who said she wasn't sure if a client she saw from another unit had 'a touch of the Down's' hmm

PortAndLemon Thu 09-Jul-09 21:15:24

Well, you can have mild PND or severe PND. The phrase "a touch of X" to mean a mild case of X is fairly standard, surely?

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