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The Cost of Having a New Baby

The Cost of Having a New Baby

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  • 1newbaby 11-01-07 | 12:53 AM
  • I found a interesting calculator used to predict the cost of raising a baby in the first year. You can view this calculator by clicking on the following link:

    *Site edited because it linked to competitor site**

    When I went through I found that the first year cost will be around $8500. This includes one time purchase items at $2800 and an additional cost of $475 a month, not including any daycare (as my wife will be staying home for at least the first year). I like that you are able to select the items that you want and can change the cost of the item price (there is an average price listed for each item). If you do not like the calculatorthe shopping list is an excellent source of information. Any suggestions on how to cut corners? Is this list realistic?

    Last edited by Dopey406; 11-01-07 at 10:01 AM..
  • brooke0606 11-29-07 | 11:41 AM
  • I think I might have spent more than on the first 6 months, but I go a little over board at time with my little girl.....hehehe
  • 1newbaby 12-02-07 | 10:56 PM
  • We are just starting to make the big purchases. I think one in each of the last four months after Christmas until the due date. What are your thoughts?
  • destany08 11-21-08 | 09:14 PM
  • Well I just went to walmart and estimated, it was $455 with store pickup instead of home shipping.
    Crib, carseat, bottles, blankets,dresser, some more things but I cant remember.
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 11-23-08 | 03:42 PM
  • I just realized the orig post was in 2007.....oops. They probably already have figured out how much it costs to have a baby by now, lol!

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