Or one could blow the college fund on the $17,000 pacifier, pavé set with 3 carats of diamonds, on Amazon.com. Hurry, only three left!
We assume the royal baby will be born with a silver spoon, not a binky, in its mouth.
Better make that a $130 sterling silver spoon from Tiffany & Co. In recent years the famous house of diamonds has expanded its baby-gift section to include porcelain baby dishes in the famous Tiffany blue and hand-painted earthenware piggy banks.
That $130 spoon goes quite nicely with Tiffanys $475 sterling silver baby cup. (The cup with the silver bow costs $550.)
Such a cup should runneth over with privilege. The royal baby cup certainly will. The baby will have not one but two royal nurseries, one at Kensington Palace and one at Kates parents estate in the small English community of Bucklebury. At the palace, the new royal family will live in an apartment said to be four stories with nearly 20 rooms.
Sounds grand, yet royal watchers dont expect Kate to be a high-maintenance mum. There is talk that she will shun the traditional stable of help the nanny, assistant nanny, nursery maid and nursery footman.
We know little about the royal nursery. Friends say that Kates decorating tastes reflect her fashion style classic and elegant. So we dont expect her to blow $2 million on a nursery like Elton John and David Furnish reportedly did for their son, Zachary.
You can bet on all that is holy and British that we will never see the royal baby bestowed the same indulgences as one little American princess named Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z. Somehow we cant envision any baby in Kensington Palace having a bath in a $5,200 Swarovski crystal-studded porcelain tub like Blue Ivys.
Soooo new money.
Or riding atop a solid gold, $600,000 horse, like the one reportedly created for Blue Ivy by a Japanese jeweler.
Sniff. The new prince or princess of Cambridge will have real ponies, of course; how else to ride to the hounds?
We dont expect the future king or queen of England to strike a pose in baby gear by French haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. (Burberry, perhaps.) Kate has been photographed buying baby things where other well-to-do British mommies shop, in high-end London boutiques.
Two items she purchased a $500 Moses basket and a $1,200 Bugaboo baby stroller quickly set off copycat purchases among lowly commoners. The blue-striped Bugaboo she was seen with already has been dubbed the Kate stroller.
What? No Aston Martin buggy for the royal tyke? Earlier this year, the luxury carmaker teamed up with another well-known British brand, Silver Cross baby carriage company, to produce what it called the most exclusive pram in the world.
Only 800 of the uber baby buggies, with leather upholstery just like that used in the cars, were produced.
Silver Cross traditionally supplies prams to royalty and celebrities.
But Aston Martin officials wouldnt say if the newest royal will travel in one of these tricked-out carriages.
Maybe if it came with a driver.