Your baby will eat your money. No, not really. Actually, they really can but the point I’m trying to make is how expensive babies can get. According to a survey by BabyCenter, you can expect to spend almost $10,000 in the baby’s first year alone—not including contributions to a college fund. By simply holding off on purchasing a few items, you are able to make more informed choices and give yourself more time to shop around. Some items you thought you absolutely need may end up being just a huge waste of money!