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http://www.babycenter.com/cost-of-raising-child-calculator?scid=mbtw_post6y_11m


For my region the total is ........

Total cost: $266,770

This year you'll spend: $9,560

by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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fullxbusymom
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Eh I take this with a grain of salt because it says $202,000 give or take and I have 4 kids.  Can't be possible since we only make $40,000 a year.  Says I will pay $10,740 for youngest, $10,640 for 3rd, $11,930 for 2nd and $12,650 for 1st well do the math that says I will be spending. $45,960 this year on them we don't even make that much in a year. 

fullxbusymom
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Yes but they are really useful and nice to have.  We have 4 kids in a 750' sq ft home and we had a walker, bouncy seat, high chair, Jumpy free standing, swing etc and needed every bit of it. 

Quoting Mommy4-27-08:

Me and one of my friends were just discussing this. I have two kids, she is going to start trying this summer. She created this list of baby items that cracks me up!! She put the prices of things as being ridiculously high!! $50 for a baby bath tub, she wants a play mat, stationary playtoy, walker, bounty seat and gym.... In a two bedroom apartment! Lol. I think people assume you need all these things for a baby and you really don't. Lots of people have babies with way less.


bebe_ju-rah
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Mine says $303,790. I'm sure its way more than that though!
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Jennyanne322
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:55 AM
I will be spending at least 7k in child care for the year. Last year I spend 12k in child care. Mine is completely off.
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