Some studies estimate that the cost of raising a child is nearly £200,000. Wow. Two hundred grand per child - where are we supposed to find that from? Think I might have to send one of mine back, I can't afford the upkeep. No wonder The Partridge Family had to start a band, that's about a million quid's worth of bills right there.
So all families could do with saving a few pounds, and last week I told you about some sources of free cash to help you with childcare bills.
These days, every smart shopper should do an internet search before they make a purchase, to see if there are any discount codes to help them make a saving.
Here are some current discounts from the Voucher Codes site, aimed exclusively at families on a budget.
Remember that these offers change all the time, so check that these codes are still working if you use them:
Mothercare also has a summer sale on right now, but you can also pick up a discount of 10 off childrenswear with this link, but be quick because this discount ends tomorrow on 9th July.
Boys' clothes can be a bit dull sometimes, so online retailer Blue for a Boy highlights clothes that are a little more fun than your usual grey stuff. You can get 10 off and free delivery on this page.