(Closed) The cost of having a child (general estimates and advice wanted)

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wasn’t prepared to buy a new pair of jeans for my 7 year old every 1-2 months because he wore holes in (just) the right knee. For me, it was more expensive to have a newborn. Diapers, full time infant childcare, new clothes every few months. Now, he is finishing up 1st grade and I only pay after school care and daycare during the summer. I buy clothes maybe once a year (he hasn’t moved up in sizes for a while).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you bottle feed formula is super expensive. Clothes are crazy expensive  & they grow out of them quickly. Dd is 4 her preschool is very expensive, always has new clothes & shoes very expensivr. And she also does activities (ballet & tap). My advice is budget & coupon!  I use to get diapers super cheap using coupons. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I just read an article that states that US average from pregnancy to 18 is $240K.

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