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How to prepare for a baby in SA like a budgeting baus!


“Yay, you’re having a baby!” “I cannot wait to see the baby bump – aaaaawwwww!” If you’re preparing for a baby, you’ve probably heard similar statements. Well, it is very exciting news so, congratulations. Bringing a new baby into the world is a wonderful adventure. But, what happens after all the oooooh-s and aaaaah-s?

Having a baby in South Africa is possibly one of the most expensive things you will ever do. According to Parent24, it costs around R 90 000 a year to raise a child. Did that sentence just make you feel dizzy too? Well, you can ease the money flowing out of your pocket with a few money-saving hacks. Here’s how you can save money without compromising the health and safety of your little bundle of joy.