27 Mar '11, 12am

Can I Afford a Baby? - Yahoo! Singapore Finance

Consider your parenting style. Cribs versus co-sleepers, slings versus strollers, breastfeeding versus formula--many purchasing choices relate to what kind of parent you want to be. Carley Roney, editor of TheBump.com , says parenting styles often follow your own lifestyle choices, so consider whether you tend toward more of a Type A outlook, in which case you might prefer video monitors and other extra safety precautions, or more of a relaxed approach, in which you might skip the crib purchase altogether and plan on extended bed-sharing. "Type As are the ones who tend to buy everything in advance and will probably end up spending more overall and the souped-up versions of things," says Roney, adding that other parents take a wait-and-see approach and delay most of their purchases.

Full article: http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/Can-I-Afford-a-usnews-32...

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