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Having a Baby Isn’t Cheap

When you are looking to start your family, or add to your family, there are a few things you should be aware of as new parents regarding baby delivery costs: the average costs of actually raising a baby from the time they are an infant to the time that they reach eighteen, is between $125,000 and $250,000. This does not even include college tuition.

During baby’s first years, you will find out that it is quite easy to spend between $9,000 and $11,000 for baby delivery costs on such items as diapers, formula, baby furniture and clothing. There are many ways in which you can save some money for baby delivery costs: first, you can buy cloth diapers, then you can look at buying second hand clothing; and lastly, you can breastfeed. Another great way of saving money on clothes you will spend each year on your child, is to visit a consignment shop where you can save up to 60% off of name brand clothes.

If you choose to return to work relatively soon after the birth of your child, you can look forward to spending $3,000 to $4,000 a year in child care alone. If you can afford to stay at home with your baby and the rest of your family this is the most economical situation to be in.

Baby delivery costs are continually rising. Before too long, no one is going to be able to have a baby because they are not going to be able to afford it. A normal delivery costs between five thousand and eight thousand dollars. If you have to have a cesarean section you are looking at spending up to twelve thousand dollars and if you have complications, you are looking at spending even more.

If you are going to be using disposable diapers, you can look at spending $1,000 to $2,000 in diapers before your child is even potty trained. You can expect your child to go through seven to eight diapers a day, costing an average around $80 to $130 per day.

If you want to learn about baby delivery costs, there are plenty of people that will tell you that based on their own experience and there is plenty of information on the internet that you are able to use for resources as well.

When you are calculating the amount of money that you are going to spend on baby delivery costs, you need to ensure you have included everything:

  • Pre-natal doctor’s visits
  • Medicines and vitamins
  • Labor and delivery bills
  • Medical bills including:
    1) Diapers
    2) Baby Clothes
    3) Medicines
    4) Baby formula, if you are not breastfeeding for the first 6 months
    5) Doctors Visits for both pre-natal and post-natal

If you are not covered by insurance, you are looking for some major baby delivery costs as well as when baby comes home. It would be a wise choice to look into investing in insurance cover children from conception to the age of 12, as many baby delivery costs can be subsidized at first, over time, may put a large dent into your own personal finances.

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