We all know having children can cost a lot, in fact, they cost on average £230,000.

“The cost of raising a child to the age of 21 has jumped to £230,000, or more than the price of an average semi-detached house in Britain, according to new research.

Parents will spend more than £70,000 for childcare and babysitting alone, and spend another £74,000 on education-related expenses such as uniforms, school lunches, text books and school trips.

Well, now the council’s are cashing in and introducing a nappy tax and could take in at least £100,000 a year.

Karyn Punchard, Director for the Dorset Waste Partnership, told the Mirror: “The new charges will make an estimated annual saving of £80,000 to £100,000 for local councils, but it’s important to note that the service changes are entirely optional and charges will only apply to successful applicants.”

We all know how many nappies a baby can produce within in a 2 week period. Approximately 8-12 nappies a day multiply that by 14 and you have 112-168 nappies. Try fitting them in with your usual household waste.

As of the 24th June 2017 charges have been implemented by some local councils.

“A household with one or more children under 3 years old who wear disposable nappies are entitled to a year’s supply of blue authorised rubbish sacks… there is a one-off delivery and administrative charge of £13 for this service” forms.dorsetforyou.com/default.aspx

I’m very happy that my local council is yet to charge families for this service. The same can’t be said for some local councils who are charging up to an eye-watering £62 to take away nappies. Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. I’m not the only one who thinks so either. MP Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat, told MailOnline: “This ‘nappy tax’ is unfair on new parents. Family finances are often at their most stretched with the arrival of a new baby, due to reduced pay during parental leave and the costs associated with a newborn. The last thing parents need is to be whacked by extra charges from the council.”

What do you think of this money making scheme at the parent’s expense??

Will you be purchasing additional blue sacks or are you happy to do additional tip runs?