These days, raising a child from birth to junior years is expensive. Back then our mothers used towels in position of diapers, and we used to feed on breast milk more than anything and this made life easier for them.
Things were not so expensive during those days and the cost of living was still low.
Nowadays, everything is expensive and the rate of unemployment is high regardless. Child grant can’t even purchase one box of pampers diapers.
With child grant, you cannot take care of your baby, you may need three times the amount of child grant for you to settle some things. Although there are other cheap brands of diapers, some babies are allergic to those and show signs of allergy.
See some comments from the post below :
A pregnant woman almost fainted after seeing the price of pampers diapers.
A packet of 136 pampers diapers cost R719-99, an amount higher than grant money itself. The woman looked like someone who had seen a ghost.