Small Change

Practical baby steps in spending

Go for hand-me-downs when saving for your newborn, and do budget for unexpected costs

First, the sheer joy. My wife and I were over the moon when we knew baby Andrew was on the way.

Then, the uncertainty. My nascent dad brain went into overdrive minding each little logistical detail.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 28, 2019, with the headline 'Practical baby steps in spending'. Print Edition | Subscribe