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Could This Be Britain's Most Spoilt Baby?

21/04/2010 08:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

A 16-month-old little boy with thousands of pounds worth of flashy clothes and designer gear - you'd expect this to be a celebrity child. A Beckham, a Cruise or a Rooney.

But little Thai Dickenson's mum is a former cleaner from Wales who scrimps and saves to spend a fortune on her son.

Suzanne has spent more than £12,000 on gifts and designer clothes for him, according to the Mirror.

He wears £80 Dior cardigans, £50 Ugg boots and his first birthday party cost £2,500.

He has a choice of three designer pushchairs which cost £500 each and his first crib was custom-made in Germany at a cost of £350.

Suzanne, 39, tells the Mirror it's all worth it. "I know it's a lot of money and I daren't add it up because it would probably even shock me. It's probably much more than £12,000," she says.

"But nothing makes me feel prouder than seeing people's faces when Thai turns up at his crèche in the morning. And spending money on your kids makes them popular. Everyone wanted to be invited to Thai's birthday. So I am probably Britain's most indulgent mum."

So all the kids want to be his friend because he's got loads of money. What kind of message does that send out?

It gets worse. Apparently Suzanne, who has two other sons, Jordan, 18, and Kean, nine, spends all this money on Thai because she wanted him to be a girl.

She says: "I so wanted to dress up a daughter in pretty designer clothes. So when he turned out to be a boy, I decided he had to always look different instead.

"Everyone drops what they're doing when they see him in his £80 Dior cardigan, £40 Replay shorts, £28 D&G T Shirt and £50 silver Replay trainers. I feel so happy when the other mums coo over him and say how cute he looks."

Anyone else getting a shiver down their spine at this?

She's also cut the little boy's hair into a Mohican like Angelina Jolie's son Pax.

Suzanne, who now runs her own furniture shop says she thinks she has an addiction to giving, which is down to her dad being a deeply religious Jehovah's Witness.

As children they never celebrated Christmas or birthdays - so she's making up for it with her own kids.

This sounds like a rather sad story. What do you think - should parents spend this much on their children?

Source: Daily Mirror

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