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Grandparents are spending more than parents on their unborn grandchildren as they help out their struggling offspring, a new survey reveals.

Research conducted by The Baby Show
The Baby Show , the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event series, discovered that grandparents to be are now by far the biggest spenders when it comes to their unborn grandchildren.

A survey of over 1000 visitors at The Baby Show in 2012 found that grandparents spent an average GBP 809.00 on pre and post show purchases for the new arrival, with the most popular items being expensive essentials such as a pram, car seat, cot or other nursery furniture. The figure is around GBP 100 more than the average amount spent by mums and dads.

The help provided by grandparents does not stop at baby equipment. Around 10.4 million British pensioners provide some form of regular childcare and...

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