Whether you just got that positive pregnancy test or you have been discussing and debating whether to start trying to conceive, you've probably wondered how much having a baby is going to cost you and if you really can afford it. When we decided to start our family, we were a single income family with all intentions of staying that way. Fortunately we had experience living simply and weren't afraid to break the norms of what baby "must have" in order to be good parents. That's why we knew we could do it. So I'm here to tell you, that you can in fact raise a baby with little money to your name. In fact my following list rakes in at only $600 for everything you realistically need to get through the first year and a half of your child's life. If you start budgeting in your 3rd month of pregnancy, that breaks down to less than $25/month!
Don't be afraid to register for the big ticket items! Friends and family are eager to shop for you and your little one and some might even go in together for something expensive that you really need.
Car Seat = $60
Everyone's situation is different but don't forget that the greatest gift you can give your child is yourself. This means your time & attention. All the cute toys and gadgets in the world won't make you a better parent. If you want some more ideas on ways to save for your family specifically, feel free to contact me! I love helping families see how they can simplify their lives too :)