Raising children in any city or culture will cost you. In fact, the price of caring for children adds up quick: The US Department of Agriculture estimates that the average middle-income family will spend almost $300,000 to raise a child from birth to age 18. While the trend to splurge on swanky goods for your child can be tempting when you have extra funds, there is plenty of great gear you can get on the cheap at superstores like Ikea. Here are a handful of perfectly acceptable (in fact, cute!) must haves you should shop for with a deal in mind if you have an infant or toddler.
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