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Childrens' bedrooms costing plenty

Children's bedrooms costing plenty

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Mums and dads have recently been noted for splashing the cash on birthday parties and in-car entertainment for their children, but now it seems bedrooms are also another black hole for the bank of mum and dad.

Research from Direct Line has revealed that the average child's bedroom is worth an incredible four times more than that of their parents. Technology and gadgets have combined to take the average total cost to £1,498.

"As parents know all too well, kids need to have the latest electronic goods in order to keep up with their mates," said Direct Line Home Insurance spokesperson, Andrew Lowe.

"The rising costs of kids rooms isn't just driven by peer pressure though, as in many cases electronic equipment such as computers and software are essential for a child’s educational development."

One in six parents (15%) has said that their children nag and pester them to buy the latest gadgets and games for their bedrooms despite the fact that just 14 hours a week are spent in their rooms by kids each week.

Recent research has revealed that 91% of parents spend up to £500 on making their cars safe and entertaining for their kids, while UK mums and dads face a collective £1.4 billion burden for first birthday parties.

21st October 2006, 0:17
Page updated 5th Oct 2015, 13:25
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