New lifestyle change
Starting a family means a new lifestyle.Your shopping will include items that you would not have had to buy before — like baby food, clothes, a cot, pram, push-chair and so on.
The change in lifestyle brings with it hidden extra costs. For instance:
Job centre website. Very comprehensive site listing benefits you are entitled if you are bringng up children
Raising Kids. This is an excellent site for supporting parents — not just about money matters, but all manner of interesting, inspirational and supportive material.
Saving for Children. This has all sorts of information about investments, with specific relevance for children.