Every parent wants the best for their children, and that’s why they do so much research about products and baby gear before buying anything. And while waiting for the little one to arrive during those long nine months, moms and dads often start to purchase all they need to make the baby's life comfortable, and their nursery a beautiful and relaxing spot. Celebrity parents also want the best for their children, but sometimes what they think is the best is completely unrealistic and, regular moms wouldn’t be interested in half the stuff they purchase.
Celebrities live a different lifestyle to most, and perhaps it’s because of their fame and fortune that they are so willing to splash out on their children’s nurseries by hiring a professional to do all the work for them, and filling the room with items that their newborn won't be uninterested in, but that also come with an eye-bulging price tag! Money doesn’t always buy the best things on the market, as many celebrity parents’ purchases have shown, and children don’t need diamond-encrusted pacifiers, expensive high chairs that look like they are from another world, and specialized cribs with a designer name and a designer price tag.
20 Chrissy Teigen Used A Prada Diaper Bag (Because, You Know, Fashion)
Diaper bags are important because they allow moms to carry around everything they may need for their children while on errands, and a good diaper bag can make the world of difference. But, what most moms want from a good diaper bag is something that has plenty of space to fit multiple diapers, a change of outfits, and other essentials, as well as something that’s easy to clean and can maybe hang on your stroller handles.
But a Prada diaper bag? Um, we think we will leave that to the likes of Chrissy Teigen. Teigen made headlines for her nylon tote diaper bag, which she looked incredibly stylish carrying around town, but there are ways to be stylish and still spend a few zeros less.
19 Kourtney Kardashian Loves Expensive High Chairs Like The Bloom Fresco
Kourtney Kardashian loves motherhood, and she is a proud mama to three children, Mason, Penelope and Reign, who she has spoken about in multiple interviews and made it clear that her kids come first.
But children being a number one priority doesn’t mean they need the most expensive products on the market, although it is believed that Kardashian used the Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair for Mason. The design is super modern, and is considered to be the “world's highest baby chair,” but all of these great features don’t come cheap, and the highchair sells for around $750.
18 Ridiculously Expensive Nurseries Are Something Celebs Feel They Need
Wanting to create a beautiful space for your children to sleep is something most parents want, but spending loads of money on a designer (and designer gear) that costs a ridiculous amount of money is not for everyone. Still, that hasn’t stopped multiple celebs from getting the help from well-known people in the industry, like CaCee Cobb, who created her child’s nursery with designer Vanessa Antonelli.
But one of the most memorable nurseries was created by celeb designer Stephanie Avila for Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt when they welcomed their son, Odin, into the world. According to Parents, they spent around $50,000 on the nursery!
17 Rachel Zoe May Love Fashion But Dishing Out Louis Vuitton Bags For Kids Is Not Relatable
Rachel Zoe is a woman who has made a name for herself in the fashion industry, so we get that she loves designer pieces and great bags. And she seems to be passing on that love of fashion to her sons, Skyler and Kaius, because she has already bought them some expensive pieces.
According to StyleCaster, Zoe bought her eldest son, Skyler, a monogrammed Louis Vuitton bag when he was just a baby, and she was so excited about her purchase she took to Twitter to speak about it, asking fans if he was too young for his first designer bag.
16 John Legend’s Daughter Luna Is Following In His Footsteps With Her White Mini Baby Grand
John Legend is a fantastic musician, and it seems that he is passing on his interests to his first-born daughter, Luna (who he shares with his wife, Chrissy Teigen). The proud musician shared an adorable photo of his daughter eating and sitting at her baby grand piano, which according to People, features a two-octave range and standalone bench.
Encouraging your child to pursue music is lovely, and engaging them in musical activities from a young age could help them become the next big star, but perhaps a cheaper piano for a two-year-old is a better option?!
15 Baby Brezza Formula Pro May Be Great (And Favored By Kardashians) But It’s Also Pricey
According to People, the Baby Brezza Formula Pro mixer is a mixer that is loved by the Kardashian clan, and it was also one of the items that were on Khloé Kardashian Amazon Baby Registry, before she even gave birth to her daughter True Thompson (who she shares with boyfriend Tristan Thompson).
Khloé has spoken about her struggles to breastfeed and her switch to formula. “I tried breastfeeding for weeks and weeks!” Khloé told a fan on Twitter, People reports. “For me, it was so painful but I also was not producing a lot of milk. So I had to pump every time she was napping.” She added, “I guess due to stress my milk was not coming in. I tried and I just couldn’t give her enough. So I had to go to formula.”
14 Designer Baby Carriers Are Stylish, But There Could Be Better Things To Spend That $800 On
When Kylie Jenner shared this photo of herself on social media with her super stylish baby carrier, she instantly made headlines. Why? Because of all the baby carriers that the new mom could have chosen for her daughter, Stormi Webster, she decided to choose a Gucci GG Baby Carrier, and the Italian-made designer gear (which according to People was created to carry children up to 20 lbs) came with a hefty price tag.
The retail price for this item, according to Romper, is $820, and although it may have matched with Jenner’s outfit perfectly, a lot of moms will be rolling their eyes at this purchase.
13 Jennifer Lopez’ Twins Are Said To Have Slept In Bratt Decor Cribs
Jennifer Lopez is a mama to twins, Max and Emme, who she shares with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony, and her children do not exactly live “normal” lives, which she has acknowledged. "I'm not normal, so our life is not normal. I've come to terms with that,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
But this also means that they have really expensive cribs, at least, according to StyleCaster. The twins are said to sleep in “elegant Bratt Decor cribs” and the Bratt Decor website elaborated on this, noting that the twins would sleep in separate Casablanca Premiere cribs by Bratt Decor, which retails for $847 each. Lopez also got the help of shop, Petit Tresor's experts to decorate the nursery.
12 And Serena Williams’ Daughter Sleeps In A Rose-Gold Crib (That Fits Both of Them)
Serena Williams loves being a mom, and she has a daughter, Alexis Olympia, with husband Alexis Ohanian. Speaking of motherhood in an interview with Vogue, Williams said, “We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen,” and the publication notes she was only half-joking.
“Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that this was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls,” she added.
The new mom clearly wants her daughter to have only the best in life, and this includes a lavish crib (which is big enough for both of them to sleep in). Adorable as this Incy Interiors Ellie Crib is, according to People, the rose gold design does not come cheap and retails for $799.
11 Blue Ivy Carter Apparently Has A $5,200 Crystal Bathtub… Because Why Not?!
Of all the purchases on this list that celebs use and regular moms would not use themselves, Blue Ivy’s bathtub probably comes in first place, because what mother wants to spend more than $5,000 on a bathtub?! But it’s not just any bathtub, and according to MTV News, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s eldest child was gifted a “bathtub encrusted in pink Swarovski crystals.”
The gift, according to ABC News, came from Beyoncé’s former bandmate and longtime friend, Kelly Rowland, because what else would you gift to the daughter of one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples?
10 Celebs Love Buying Their Kids Expensive Sneakers And Clothes
Baby clothes are super cute, but many parents are reluctant to spend large amounts of money on their little ones clothing and shoes because they grow so quickly and these clothes will only get a few months of use. Still, that doesn’t stop multiple celebrities from showering their little ones with designer items, and Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s daughter, Stormi, has one of the most impressive (and expensive) shoe collections.
According to Footwear News, Stormi’s shoes range from “Giuseppe Zanotti high-tops to Fendi ballet flats.” These are just two of the many, many shoes that Stormi owns, some of which are custom-made, with the publication noting that designer, Giuseppe Zanotti made a pair of tiny custom high-top shoes for the famous tot.
9 Apparently, The Academy of Pediatrics Says No Way To These Walkers
Kim Kardashian shared this adorable photo of her youngest daughter, Chicago (who she shares with her husband, Kanye West) together with her cousin, Stormi Webster (the daughter of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott). There is no denying that these two girls are super cute and they can be seen in their matching pink infant walkers, but this product caused a problem amongst some parents.
According to Daily Mail, Jenner and Kardashian got criticism while people started to debate the dangers of walkers. Jenner’s daughter’s walker is reported to be a “device the ... Academy of Pediatrics wants banned.” Daily Mail also states that pediatricians have wanted walkers banned since the 1990s.
8 A Good Stroller Is A Must, But The One's Celebs Favor Don’t Come With A Low Price Tag
A good stroller is important, and when considering what to buy, according to BabyCenter, parents should consider safety, an adjustable seat, brakes that are easy to operate, an adjustable shade, and a good restraint system. But strollers come in a wide range of different prices (the publication notes that strollers can start as little as $60, but the more expensive end of the scale can range from $500 to $1,300). And celebs seem to like the ones on the top end of the scale, in particular, Orbit Baby strollers.
StyleCaster notes that Kim Kardashian has an Orbit Baby G3 Complete Bundle (which retails for $1,660) and Kourtney Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen also like the brand.
7 Um, Nor Is A Designer Pram For Almost $2,000, Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has a daughter named Katherine Kaling, and her life has changed a lot since becoming a mother as she explained to Stephen Colbert (via Romper). “I was on planes [and] when babies would cry, I would be mad at the families,” she explained. “Now I'm like, ‘Let them cry, let them do whatever they want. They can sit on me and poop if they want. Now I know more.’”
She also seems to be a big fan of buying baby gear, expensive baby gear, because her baby girl will be riding around in style in a pram complete with gold rims and wings. Her pink and gold stroller was designed by Jeremy Scott and according to People, it costs a whopping $1,700.
6 Beyoncé And Jay Z’s Twins Are Said To Have Jewel-Encrusted Pacifiers
Beyoncé and Jay Z are the parents to three children, and they seem like really great parents. Beyoncé has also said a lot of things in interviews over the years which are very relatable, reminding us that the love all moms have for their children is the same (celeb or not). But the thing that’s not the same is the amount of money we’d like to spend on pacifiers.
The pacifiers that the couple bought for their twins are jewel-encrusted, and according to Romper, Life & Style had reported that JAY Z is said to have bought his babies "$2.5 million bejeweled pacifiers by Suommo.”
5 And Not To Be Outdone, Blue Ivy Has A Diamond-Encrusted Barbie Doll
If you’re going to be splashing out on gifts for one (or in Jay Z and Beyoncé’s twins' case, two) of your children, then the other one cannot be left empty handed, and Blue Ivy is also believed to have a lot of expensive items in her possession. This includes her diamond-encrusted Barbie doll, which according to the Huffington Post, she is believed to have received for her first birthday.
The couple is reported to have spent a fortune on their daughter’s first birthday party, and the gifts tallied an eye-watering sum. But the item that stands out the most is the custom-made $80,000 Barbie doll. So, why such an expensive gift? Well, an insider told The Sun (via Huffington Post), “They wanted her first birthday to set the tone for the rest of her life.”
4 DJ Khaled’s Kid Can’t Tell The Time, But He Has A $100,000 Diamond Franck Muller Watch
DJ Khaled has so much love for his son, Asahd, and a quick glance at his social media will prove this as he often posts photos of his boy and captions how much he loves him and how grateful he is to have him in his life. That’s adorable, but what’s not so adorable is splashing out on a ridiculously expensive watch for a child who cannot tell the time.
According to Billboard, when Asahd turned 1, his dad threw him a lavish birthday party (which he won’t remember) and in addition to the party, he also gifted him a rose gold Frank Muller watch worth $100,000. The luxury watch is covered in diamonds and has Asahd’s name engraved on it.
3 Coco Got Her Princess A Princess Carriage To Ride Around In
Coco Austin and Ice T have a daughter named Chanel Nicole, and Coco clearly loves being a mom. She is also willing to play with her daughter in her princess carriage, which is actually pretty sweet. The 24V Disney Princess Carriage Ride, according to Walmart, costs $398.00, and that’s a pretty hefty price tag for a carriage when you can get a plastic motorbike for much, much less. Still, this is not the most lavish purchase celebs have ever made (we are speaking about people who have crystal baths and spend thousands on the nurseries).
Coco has also spoken about how her life has changed since becoming a mother, telling People, “I think I’m a better person. It’s weird because I feel like a totally different Coco — a more mature Coco.”
2 600-Thread-Count Egyptian Cotton Crib Linens, Anyone?
Celebs love splashing out on baby cribs, but it’s not just the crib that is costly, but also the bed linen. As mentioned earlier, Jennifer Lopez’s twins, Max and Emme, had a nursery that included a very expensive crib. The Casablanca Premiere cribs by Bratt Decor, which retail for $847 each, but apparently Lopez also likes fancy bed linen, and according to a report from the Daily Mirror (via Today), their nursery was filled with luxury baby belongings.
Among the belongings was a “600-thread-count Egyptian cotton crib linens.” No one wants their child to have scratchy and uncomfortable bed linen, but 600-thread count seems a bit extreme, no?!
1 Mommy And Me Styles Are Super Cute But When They Are Designer It’s A Bit More Expensive
Embrace the mommy and me look, but ditch the hefty price tags!
Mommy and me styles have become extremely possible in recent years, and the look is favored by regular moms, and celebs alike. It’s super cute when moms match outfits or wear similar color tones, to their little ones, and for the most part, when people see a mom with her kids the automatic response is a collective “awww.” But it’s one thing to pick up pieces that are similar at a retail store, and quite something else to spend money on custom-made outfits, or expensive designer pieces that take the look from cute, to very expensive -- like these matching Rebecca Minkoff sunglasses.