No matter how practical and minimalist you are (or try to be), preparing for a new baby's arrival, especially your first, will involve an influx of things into your home. Many of them will be gifts and, if you're lucky, hand-me-downs, but you're also going to make a lot of purchases, from small items like bibs to big pieces like a crib. Over and over we hear from readers, even the most frugal and budget-minded ones, about one thing they broke the bank for and really splurged on.Does this sound familiar? Did you allow yourself one big splurge as part of your new baby purchases? Maybe it was something you thought would make life with a baby easier or more comfortable (like a beautiful glider). Or perhaps it was simply something that you'd had your eye on and couldn't resist.
You can define a splurge however you'd like. To some, it might be $1,000. To you, it might only be $100.
For my husband and I, it was our crib. It was an uncharacteristically expensive purchase for us, but we haven't regretted it.
Share your splurge, if you had one, and let us know in the comments if you would do it all over again or not.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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