This is sort of like an anti-whine.
When I was pregnant with my older daughter, everyone told me how expensive diapers are. From now on, diapers were going to be making up a huge chunk of our budget. I should consider cloth diapering just so we didn't descend into poverty due to the huge cost of diapers. I was going to have make a hard decision between paying for diapers or sending my kids to college. In order to pay for diapers, I was probably going to have to, like, sell my body or something. And so forth.
And then I had the baby, and you know what? Diapers are not expensive.
No, they're not free. But for a middle class family, they're not really a significant expense. We get our diapers now on Amazon through subscribe and save, and they cost 17 cents each. So that's about a dollar a day for diapers. If spending an extra dollar a day is enough to break me, I probably have worse concerns than diapers.