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First-Year Baby Costs Calculator

Your baby's first year will cost: $


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Ongoing Costs

Childcare
I won't be paying for regular childcare.
Help me estimate. I'll use a:
x months
I know exactly. I'll spend: $ per month x months
I'll use an occasional babysitter: $ per month x 12 months

Diapering
I'll be using x 12 months
Wipes $ per month x 12 months


Feeding
I plan to breastfeed: $0 per month
Formula: I'll spend $ per month x months
Solid foods: I'll spend $ per month x months

Clothing
I'll probably spend $ per month x 12 months

Savings for College
I'll try to save $ per month x 12 months

Medicine/First Aid
I'll probably spend $ per month x 12 months

Toiletries
I'll probably spend $ per month x 12 months

Toys/Books/Media
I'll probably spend $ per month x 12 months
Subtotal of Ongoing Costs: $
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One-Time Costs

We've checked the things we think you'll need -- but please make adjustments based on what you plan to buy and how much you expect to spend.

Gear $
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Infant car seat ($50 - $300)$
Convertible car seat ($80 - $500)$
Basic stroller ($150 - $1200)$
"Snap-on" stroller frame ($25 - $600)$
Jogging stroller ($100 - $500)$
Play yard ($25 - $500)$
Baby backpack ($15 - $400)$
Front carrier ($25 - $120)$
Sling or wrap carrier ($20 - $150)$
Diaper bag ($25 - $200)$


Activity Equipment $
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Swing ($50 - $200)$
Bouncer/bouncy seat ($30 - $70)$
Activity center ($15 - $200)$
Play mat/gym ($15 - $100)$
Doorway jumper ($5 - $60)$


Nursery$
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Crib ($50 - $1200)$
Changing table ($25 - $900)$
Glider or rocker ($25 - $500)$
Bassinet ($30 - $800)$
Co-sleeper ($100 - $400)$
Hamper ($25 - $200)$
Basic bedding and blankets$
Coordinated crib bedding set ($50 - $300)$
Mobile ($10 - $110)$
Dresser ($50 - $800)$
Lamp ($10 - $100)$
Decorations$
Crib mattress$
Baby monitor ($25 - $200)$


Feeding $
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Bottles and nipples$
Highchair ($50 - $400)$
Utensils$
Plates and bowls$
Cups and sippy cups$
Burp cloths$
Bottle brush$
Bibs$


Breastfeeding $
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Electric breast pump ($30 - $120)$
Manual breast pump$
Milk storage bags, breast pads, extra breast shields, ice packs$
Nursing bras (3)$
Nursing pillow ($15 - $80)$


Bathing/Grooming $
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Baby towel with hood (2)$
Infant bathtub$
Tub for older baby$
Baby washcloths (5)$
Brush and comb$
Baby nail clippers$


Other $
item (typical price range)estimated cost
Childproofing supplies$
Safety gates (2) ($15 - $250)$
Diaper pail$
Diaper pail refills$
Pacifiers (6)$
Humidifier ($15 - $90)$
Birth announcements$
Baby book or scrapbook$
Photo printing costs$
Miscellaneous$
Subtotal of One-Time Costs: $

Your baby's first year will cost: $

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