REAL COST OF HAVING A BABY IN AMERICA TODAY


ACCORDING TO A 2015 REPORT BY THE USDA, MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES WERE LIKELY TO SPEND $175,000 WHILE THOSE WITH MUCH HIGHER INCOMES WOULD SPEND 372,000. 

*YOUNG MOTHER NEEDS

 1.HOUSING 

2.FOOD 

3.HEALTHCARE 

4.CLOTHING 

5.TRANSPORTATION 

6.EDUCATION 

7.CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE 

*BABY COST CALCUATOR 

-GIVING BIRTH: $7,782 

-ONE TIME EXPENSES FOR THE FIRST YEAR: $2,788 

-NURSERY: $1,134 (CRIB, BASSINET, BEDDING AND BLANKETS, ETC.) 

-BREAST FEEDING: $230 (ELECTRIC BREAST PUMP, MILK STORAGE BAGS, ETC.) 

-FEEDING: $385 (BOTTLES AND NIPPLES, CUPS AND SIPPY CUPS, ETC) 

-BATH AND GROOMING: $116 (BATHTUB, BABY WASHCLOTHES, ETC.) 

-OTHERS: $128 (PACIFIERS,THERMOMETER, BABY WIPES, ETC.) 

*ONGOING EXPENSES FOR FIRST YEAR 

-CHILD CARE: $5,700 (BABYSITTER, DAYCARE, ETC.) 

-DIAPERS: $990 (WIPES, DIAPERS, ETC.) 

-FORMULA: $1,800 PER YEAR 

-CLOTHING: $600 

-HEALTH: $600 

-TOILETRIES: $250 

-ENTERTAINMENT: $1,374 (TOYS, BOOKS, ETC.) 

**GRAND TOTAL: $20,084**