Question by  Amy (21)

What are the standard cost associated with having a baby?

My husband and I are considering having a baby and would like a better understanding of what it cost.


Answer by  juliep (305)

This is hard to say. Will you breastfed or formula feed? If you formula feed it will be more expensive. You can buy baby stuff for very cheaply or spend more. It is hard to come up with an exact number.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If you don't have insurance it can cost $10,000 or more for prenatal care if everything goes right. Delivery costs around $8,000 unless you have a C-section which costs between $20,000 and $30,000. As far as the child goes they estimate it can cost $100,000 or more from birth to 18. If you use coupons it will lessen the blow.


Answer by  snessia (991)

Diapers and food. If you can breastfeed, do it, that is a big money saver. Some people believe cloth diapers are less expensive, but figure in the laundry expense.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It depends how good your insurance is. An average NORMAL delivery costs around 8-9 thousand dollars. If you need a C-section it's more. You also need baby supplies and diapers.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

A lot of this depends on your lifestyle and your expectations for your baby's lifestyle. It can greatly vary from very little additional cost to hundreds of thousands. If you know someone that you can get baby gear from: crib, high chair, clothes etc. and breastfeed, then costs are minimal.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Childcare - 8-10,000 per year. Medical costs for delivery are $7,000 if you don't have insurance, $500-1000 if you do. Food, clothes, gear - $4000 first year.


Answer by  Djbruton (583)

$150.00 per month (this mainly consists of diapers and wipes.Daycare generally runs $30.00 a day with a two day minimum. Be sure medical insurance is good

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