Many of you will look at this and probably laugh but it really isn’t too expensive to have a baby (as long as you have good health insurance…)
Many people will completely tear themselves away from the thought of having a baby because of the potential costs. Look at it this way: There are many homeless families in the world that are surviving off of nothing and figuring out ways to feed their children. I’m sure you aren’t in that bad of a situation.
Realistically it will change up your finances a bit but It’s just money being moved around, not really losing more money…
Okay, buying everything that is needed at first can be expensive but that is what Baby showers are for! Ask for practical items, don’t ask for clothes because you can get plenty of those from hand-me-downs or thrift stores! Babies are in and out of clothing extremely quickly…It will actually blow your mind.
Another argument that many people bring to the table is the cost of food and diapers. I have a solution for that as well…
Don’t buy disposable diapers! CLOTH DIAPER.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m still getting used to cloth diapering but my wife is a pro at it now. The up-front costs can be around $300 for one child but you never have to buy diapers again and can use them for the next child. HOW GREAT IS THAT!?
One more argument is that the cost of formula is ridiculous…
I’ll agree with everyone on that, the price of formula is INSANE but try to get the mother to try breastfeeding at first. I definitely understand that there are moms out there that it just doesn’t ever work for them. Even then, the cost of formula per month isn’t more than what you would spend on one or two video games…Maybe $40/100 month.
Chances are…if your child has grandparents, plenty of toys will be purchased.
It’s awesome how many ways a child can play with one toy. At first it’s just a chew toy…then it turns into a drum stick! I don’t want to hear that it’s too expensive for toys because you really don’t need to buy that many. HA!
So I have dealt with the biggest expenses that a parent can run into with a new child…Have good health insurance and the rest will fall into place. No more excuses!!! I can do it, so can you!