According to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, baby nurseries are a $7.3 billion industry. Jamila Robinson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that new parents spend $5,000-$15,000 turning their baby room ideas into reality. And this is for a room that will be used for 18 hours a day for sleep… At least, this is what new parents are hoping!
You might was well get used to sticker shock because having a baby means you’ll be adding line items to your Quicken account that you’ve never considered before! Yes… like “diapers.” But the upfront expense of setting up a comfortable and functional nursery does not have to put you in the poorhouse. Leave that to your little sweet pea’s college fund! Here are some great ways for you to pay below typical retail prices on the nursery essentials. [Read more…]