If this article is correct new parents spend around £1,400 on their baby before it is even born. Those costs seem to really add up, from the nursery furniture and the baby travel system to the clothes, towels and bedding. New parents tend to spend around £115 on baby clothes, £100 on toys, around £100 on maternity wear and £70 on pampering treatments. Personally I think we spent around £2,000 on initial expenses such as the Moses basket, clothes, sterilising equipment, breast pump, bedding and baby travel system. Since the initial spend we are spending roughly an extra £100 a month on new clothes when the baby out grows the old ones, nappies, wipes and top up formula to supplement the breast feeding. Babies are certainly expensive.