Cots and car seats, nappies and nurseries, babygros and booties... as any new parent will tell you, having a baby can be a costly business. In fact, according to a recent survey, the cost of raising a child is a staggering GBP186,000, pricier than buying a house. But, having a baby need not mean financial ruin. The Resourceful Mum's Handbook provides timely practical and down-to-earth advice on what to buy and what not to buy, when it's worth splashing out on a cherished item and where you can cut corners and make savings - from pregnancy, through to birth and the newborn, and beyond. Packed with inspirational and creative ideas for things to make at home, tried and tested recipes and tips, as well as activities and outings for you and your baby that won't cost a penny, The Resourceful Mum's Handbook is a must-have for every young family.