The Costs of Raising Baby

Raising a baby is one of those things you never really know how much will cost you, much like playing at without a fixed budget. You never know what expensive sports or interests the child will pick up as they grow, or how much you will have to spend on their health care.

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I’ve written several posts covering the costs of raising a baby during its first year of life. These have tended to be some of the more popular articles on the site, so I’ve decided to make them easier to find by sharing all the links in one place.

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Having a baby certainly changes a lot of things in life (for the better). They are rather expensive to raise, as the latest estimate claims that parents can expect to pay more than $200,000 on each child by the time they reach 18 years of age. Keep in mind that this figure does not include paying for any of your child’s college education. I know what you’re thinking… “Wow, that’s a lot of money”. Well, it is, but there are a lot of things you can do to help keep those costs down.

Knowing what costs to expect during baby’s first year will help you prepare. Whether you’re just now trying to conceive, if you’re little one is on it’s way, or even if you’re little bundle of joy is already here, I hope these posts give you some insight on what to expect and some ideas on ways to save money along the way.

As our little boy gets older, I will be sure to update this page to include new topics as we enounter them. We still have a ways to go, but in the future there will be a post about pre-school, public vs. private schooling, school supplies, etc. I’m in no rush, though. Our little boy is a year and a half, and we’re enjoying every minute of it. My wife always says that she wishes we could keep him this size, lol. Unfortunately, we just can’t do that, and growing up is all part of the process.

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