OK, I confess. The headline is an attention grabber ploy, but it’s not a complete fabrication. Here check it out.
Hey baby RB40, I caught you by surprise! 😮
See the baby gate behind him? That’s the box from the IKEA PAX closet. Grandma is moving in to help out for a while and Mrs. needs more closet space. She took over the closet in the 2nd bedroom a while back and can’t live without the extra space anymore. Is the Mrs’ closet expansion as unavoidable as lifestyle inflation? haha, I think so…
Talking about IKEA, their PAX closet instructions could use a little rework.
Back to baby expense. We haven’t had many unexpected baby expenses lately. The bulk of the expenses are daycare, diapers, and formula. Other than that we only purchased a few clothes and a couple of toys. Oh yeah, here is one thing I purchased last week.
Baby Car Seat – $68
I got a baby car seat from Costco. It is supposed to fit a 5 lbs baby until he’s a 100 lbs. Baby RB40 is 18 lbs now, but I think we waited just long enough. The baby carrier worked quite well and the new car seat is a bit too upright for a small baby. He was getting too big for the baby carrier and he is sitting up well enough for the bigger car seat . It will probably take him 8 years to get to 100lbs so we are set for awhile with this seat.
Other than that, we haven’t had any big unexpected expense.