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The Most Ridiculously Expensive Baby Items

Dior Baby Shoes

There are some ridiculously expensive baby items out there. Some spoil the baby, others are just spoiling mommy. Either way, if you are attracted to these items but don’t have the money to spend, we have some alternatives for you.

Of course parents want to spoil their precious bundle of joy, but would you spend hundreds of dollars on a onesie or a diaper bag? Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous (and their spoiled offspring) by checking out the most ridiculously expensive baby items out there. And don’t forget to take a look at their more reasonably priced alternatives.

Baby Dior Knit Tulle-Skirt Dress – $698

Baby Dresses

Pictured left is the Carter’s summer dress alternative to Dior (right).

Dior, a French high-fashion company, not only has a line of apparel and handbags for adults, they also make designer clothes for babies and kids. Only the best fabrics are used in the Baby Dior line; this baby pink dress for example is made of silk, cotton and cashmere. Your little girl will be the most expensively dressed belle at the ball… too bad she’ll only have a couple of months to wear this pretty dress before she grows out of it!

Alternative: Carter’s Rose Collection Summer Dress - $32

For a more affordable clothing line, Carter’s has a great selection for boys and girls. Although they don’t use lavish fabrics like Dior, you’ll get your money’s worth out of the clothes. Plus, you’ll have extra money to buy matching tights, shoes, sweater, hair bow and a lot more!

Kid Kustoms The Roddler – $3,500

Stroller

The BOB Revolution (pictured right) is the affordable alternative to the Roddler (pictured left).

Want the most stylish and expensive stroller available? Check out The Roddler by Kid Kustoms. Each stroller is hand-built and made of quality materials like high grade leatherette upholstery, ultrasuede and chrome. The chassis, seat and fender are also customizable, ensuring that Mrs. Copy-cat down the street won’t be stealing any of your thunder. It also transforms into a trike, so when your kid outgrows a stroller, they’ll have something else to ride around on.

Alternative: BOB Revolution Stroller - $389

The BOB Revolution Stroller to an extent is customizable; you can choose the color and pick different accessories to go with the stroller. It’s also a Viewpoints favorite for jogging strollers because of its three wheel design and state-of-the-art suspension.

Britax Advocate 70 CS – $369.99

Car Seats

The Evenflo Triumph (left) is highly rated and considerably cheaper than the Britax (right).

Britax is well known for its car seats, but it’s also known for their hefty price tags. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it makes one of the most expensive car seats. The Britax Advocate 70 CS boasts 19 features that make this car seat superior to others including side impact cushion technology, the Harness Ultra Guard System, an easy to remove cover, the Click & Safe snug harness indicator and more.

Alternative: Evenflo Triumph Advance LX - $135

Considered one of the best toddler car seat by Viewpoints parents, the Evenflo Triumph Advance LX car seat is much more affordable. What’s also great about this car seat is that it’s convertible and has all the features you’ll need in a car seat like EPP Energy Absorbing foam liner, a 5-point harness and meeting side impact standards.

Burberry Quilted Check Tote Bag – $1,095

Baby bags

The Vera Bradley baby bag (left) is nearly $900 cheaper than the Burberry one (right).

This iconic London fashion house created a luxurious quilted diaper bag. The Burberry Quilted Check Tote definitely doesn’t look like an ordinary diaper bag. Made of super soft lambskin, this diaper bag has a large interior for diapers and clothing, a small zip pocket for your keys and wallet and two patch pockets for baby bottles.

Alternative: Vera Bradley Baby Bag - $97

Although some might say that the $97 price tag is still high, the Vera Bradley Baby Bag is worth the splurge. This diaper bag comes in a variety of patterns (some that are on sale for $65), has 11 pockets inside and out, a special clip for pacifiers, a lined interior for easy cleaning and also includes a matching terry-covered changing pad.

Bottom line

If you’re lucky enough to bag yourself a Bill Gates, win the lotto, or become Donald Trump’s next Apprentice, you might want to remember these ridiculously expensive baby item. Not so lucky? The reasonably priced baby items work just as well as the expensive ones.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Goods and written by Viewpoints reviewer michelemk.

Best Diapers Under $25

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Diapers are one of the many things that add up quickly when you have a baby. But there are a few kinds that will save you money.

Diapers can quickly become costly since you have to change your baby several times a day, and they end up wearing diapers until they are toddlers. For parents who are budget conscious, being able to buy diapers for cheap may help your wallet, but are you getting what you pay for? Let us help you find the best diapers under $25, whether you’re looking for disposable or cloth diapers.

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Save Money On Baby Expenses With Bulk Purchases & Subscriptions

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Babies cost you a lot of money, but buying in bulk and signing up for subscription deliveries can help save money on baby expenses.

Worried about how much your new bundle of joy is going to cost? You aren’t alone. Most expectant moms and dads know that babies can be expensive, especially during the first year. As a new mom I learned that buying in bulk can really save money on baby expenses and increase convenience.

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Best For: Best Washing Machine for Cloth Diapers

The best washing machine for cloth diapers has huge capacity, spins efficiently and uses enough water to avoid soap residue. Bottom irritation does not equal happy baby! So trust the new moms and dads on Viewpoints to share the lowdown on the best machines for dirty, cloth diapers. Front-load or top-load. Choose your weapon.

GE Top Load Washer GTWN4250DWS
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“I haven’t had any issues at all with my GE Top Load Washer at all. I wash a lot of laundry since we use cloth diapers, and I have two children in diapers. I certainly put this washing machine through the test, and it has proven to be extremely durable.” -lhudd

Online Shopping For Kids Toys: Our Three Stops for Great Gift Ideas

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Skip the line at the store. These sites will help you get all your online shopping for kids toys done well before the holidays.

Online shopping for kids toys is one of the best ways to avoid the rush at the stores, and keep a few surprises hidden from your pint-sized shopping partners. If you’re looking to find the best deals for the kids on your holiday shopping list, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to benefit from the best online shopping websites.

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The Best Top Loading Washing Machines

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Front-loading washing machines are all the rage, but these reliable machines are the best top-loading washing machines with Viewpoints reviewers.

No single washing machine will be right for every household, but according to the insightful reviewers at Viewpoints, some machines are inherently better than others in certain categories. These are the favorite top loading washing machines with Viewpoints reviewers.

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VIDEO: Easy Baby Cleanup With the Ingenuity Washable Playard

VIDEO: See how easily the Ingenuity Washable Playard comes apart for quick cleaning in the washing machine.

Ever wonder how clean your baby’s play pen really is?

The mesh sides, top rails and padded bottom inserts of playards are all prone to baby wetness. Most parents are so used to occasional spit ups, leaky diapers, and teething stains that we don’t take the time to carefully spot clean our baby’s favorite play areas.

Well, now you don’t have to.

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Drugstore.com: Eliminate the Wait When Stocking Up On Necessities and Prescriptions

Drugstore.com: Eliminate the Wait When Stocking Up On Necessities and Prescriptions

You can purchase your prescriptions and contacts all in one place with Drugstore.com, but that isn’t all they offer.

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Drugstore.com is exactly what it sounds like: an online drugstore that lets you shop for the usual drugstore purchases—diapers, cards, soda, lotion, makeup—as well as fill prescriptions, order contacts and develop pictures. With a Viewpoints score of 82/100 based on 22 reviews, Drugstore.com’s incentives like cash back, free shipping and convenience keeps its customers coming back.

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