As we enter week 32 the planning phase has moved into top gear and Amazon would appear to be profiting nicely. The Purchasing Department (K that is) is going to be very busy. The scary numbers are as follows:
3 children under 13 months equals:
192 nappies a week: 3 babies with 8 changes a day. That’s a jumbo pack less than every 2 days.
18 bottles a day: If breast feeding proves a no go again. The twins with 8 each and L with 2. That’s an average of a bottle every 1hr 15 minutes or 500 a month.
658 scoops of formula a week: 8 x 4oz bottles for the twins and 2 x 7oz bottles for L.
That’s the equivalent of a 900g box of formula every 2 days: Each box contains 183 scoops of formula apparently.
That’s 3 kg of formula a week.
I did try to calculate the amount of washing we would be doing but as yet the field of mathematics has not turned itself to this thorny problem. All of the calculations I tried just came out with the same answer ….”A lot”.
When having three children it is often a popular approach to leave 2 or 3 years between them allowing the youngest child to inherit the cloths, toys, chairs etc of the older one. Our alternative approach of having 3 within 13 months presents us with a problem when trying to employ this principal. So added to the scary numbers is the need for 3 high chairs, 3 car seats, 3 cots and 3 baby monitors.
I remember many years ago at school the class was discussing teenage pregnancy in an “it will never happen to me” way and the cost of having children came up. At the tender age of 15 the informed conclusion of the class to the amusement of teacher was that if it did happen at least babies cant actually cost that much.
How can they….they are so small.
So in conclusion buy Amazon shares today as the Beddow family are about to give their sales a boost!