Mum spends big on designer baby fashion for son who’s not even had his first birthday.
Mum Sophie Vickers, 22, has spent £17,000 over the past year on her only child, baby son Theo, the Daily Mail reports on a Closer magazine interview.So what exactly does baby Theo's wardrobe include? Well, try this on for size:
And because Theo is growing (surprise, surprise!), he can’t fit into many of his expensive outfits any more.Mum Sophie is a part-time admin assistant and partner Chris, 25, is a carpet fitter, and Closer magazine and the Daily Mail note that it’s not really know how they can afford to spend this kind of money on their baby. Theo’s first birthday party is looking like yet another budget-blowing affair – mum Sophie is said to be planning a huge party and that she wants to spend hundreds of pounds on gifts. Among the presents features a quad bike and trampoline.Psychologist Dr Funke Baffour, stated, “The baby has become a trophy. It’s about how Sophie’s feeling, not the baby who doesn’t know or care if his shoes are designer.“Spoiling a child means they don’t learn what life’s really about. She’s setting him up for failure, even at this early stage.”Are you disgusted at these big spending, shopaholic ways? Or would you do the same if you weren’t worried about family finances? Let us know…
yes, if money was no object my children would have it all, its important to me they learn the value of money and arent spoilt, id never ever allow them to have something immeadiatly even if i could afford it, theyd have to behave well and chores homework well etc, we all have to work for things and i think it will benefit jack and lola to understand young, jack now gets choc buttons only when hes been really good done something nice or been helpful, treats arent for simply eating his dinner!
She is making life hard for herself and him though, i recently left a toddler group after overhearing mums calling me a snob/spoilt for the simple reason of the buggy i have and that the kids were in rocha and ted baker tops, stupid of me i only put them in them to make a good impression as i feel being young people expect my kids to be unkept etc! Next time i try somewhere new ill hope to make a different impression.
Atleast they didnt slate about the 3 buggys i have 3, ive had 4 though! i think most mums have atleast 2!
Overall id love to shop guiltlessly and give them it all, but first i want a bigger home!
Some very good points there Laura,yes if I were well off I'd like my kids to have everything,obviously,who wouldn't?
But I agree with you whole heartedly,children however young need to learn and appreciate the value of money,and just because they ask,doesn't mean they get!
Can't believe some mums slated you because your babies were dressed nice and you have a decent pushchair-what jealous cows!!!!!! You don't have to prove anything hun,you may be young,they're prob jealous of that too.
Time to find a new toddler group me thinks.
I had loads of probs settling in to the 2 we attend,because it was very strong squash and biscuits for break times and I'm not keen on biccys between meals so I took my own snacks,also mine are the only 2 without dummies so once again I was seen as a freak!!!!
However I stood my ground explained my choices to the snides who back-chatted bout me and now snack time has improved in both groups and I've actually made 3 very close mummy mates!!!!
They're just jealous,sound very clicky too. Don't be shy hun,I was when Tom first born and started to feel a little isolated,trouble was I lost a bit of confidence after stopping wrk,but happy to say back to my gobby usual self now!!!!!!!
My motto is if you don't ask,you don't get!!!!!!! Why not try it again,if they don't chat just play with the kids,try and make a bit of conversation,if they bitch-bitch back and never return!!!!!
I'm sure there are more in your area? I go to my 2 just cos they're walking distance!!! Too lazy to get in car!!!!!
I never did toddler groups.I found them very clicky.Harry hated them anyway cos of his ASD he can't tolerate loud noises.Arthur was too volatile as a toddler.He was a Jekyl and Hyde and I could never tell when he'd turn.Now I just don't have time to sit and drink tea and chat.A few minutes at the school gate is sociable enough for me.
Certainly wouldn't worry about what a few small minded folk think of your pushchair or your children's clothes.
If I had the money I'd probably buy my kids more,but I don't believe that just because you have it you should spend it.I don't buy designer,I look at how useful/practical/washable something is,and of course what it looks like.We mainly buy Next, which is more about quality than anything else,but if I'm in Debenhams and there's a sale,I have bought a couple of Rocha or Conran things.My Mum's guilty of that too.We had no money when Harry and Bridie were little so I had to trawl the charity shops,so now we have enough I like to make sure that their money (tax credits and child benefit are theirs after all)is spent on them
We do tend to spend lots at Christmas and birthdays,the kids get what they want then but within limits,and I rarely buy toys in between
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