I'm new to this preparing for a baby business, but it does seem to me that there is baby stuff for very wealthy people and then there's baby stuff for the rest of us. But like flicking through the fashion pages of Vogue every month, browsing the mega-expensive items that only celebrities, footballers' wives, royalty and expenses-swindling MPs can afford is really quite fun.
Take this Stellina Baby 100 percent cashmere playsuit, as an example. I have to admit, it's absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to own one, but it's £55 for a playsuit that baby will grow out of faster than Victoria Beckham changes her handbag. It would have to become a family heirloom to make it a contender for a purchase in my household. It's handwash only too, so along with the big bucks you'd need to have a live-in laundry maid.
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How about this Wooden Keepsakes baby rattle for example. It's £26. Surely that's expensive for a rattle, no? I mean, I know it can be personalised with baby's name, which does make it a little bit special, but still. Wonder if there's room to engrave Waynetta Rooney on the handle. It definitely looks like the kind of thing to end up on Coleen Rooney's gift list.
If £26 for a rattle feels like a snip, try out this Concord Neo Travel System for size. It's £1,700. Yes, that's £1,700. It's apparently the first buggy on the market to use a fully handcrafted carbon frame, which is ultra light and durable. Surely only planes need that kind of technology. At £1,700 it's worth more than the travel system currently parked outside my house.
And I know I seem to find something a bit nuts from the US on a regular basis, but I just had to show you the Chuckwagon Toddler Bed from Poshtots.com.
This delightful item is $14,000. Don't be too quick to poo-poo it though; it does include a changing station and a "small box on the side of the changing station area convenient for storing diapers and wipes which also has a horseshoe knob" and the decorative milk jug and rope are included. It all seems so much more reasonable now, doesn't it?
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