Current Budget

Having a baby can come with higher than expected expenses. When we began to research how much we should budget for our baby’s first year. There were some staggering numbers from $10,000 to $30,000!!! We knew right away that these figures were NOT going to work for us.

We have a HUGE financial goal of Mortgage FREEDOM! A goal we want to accomplish  within the next year. Plus, just because we could spend $10,000-$30,000 on a baby does NOT mean we should.

We came up with the idea of spending only $1000 on our baby boy in the first year of his life. This will include all items purchased in preparation of baby and up until his first birthday.

Wondering how we plan to pull this task off? Check out our “Raising a Baby on a $1000 per Year” post.

 

Baby Budget

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Gear

Bouncer (used) – $5.00
UK Car Seat (used) – $10.00
US Car Seat – $0.00 (Amazon GC won)
Back Seat Organizer – $0.00 (Amazon GC won)
Summer Infant Cushy Car Seat Straps – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Lindam Sensor Night Light – $0.00 (Amazon GC from I-Say)

Current Total Cost of Gear: $15.00

 

Changing

Diapers Huggies 246 count Size 2 (Amazon) – $4.89
Wipes Huggies 624 count (Amazon) – $4.60
Change Pad Cover (Used) – $5.00
Mamia Diapers 144 count Newborn & 132 count Size 1 (ALDI) – $25.10
Summer Infant Changing Pad – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Munchkin Changing Pad Liners – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste (2 pack) – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Water Wipes 720 Count – $0.02 (Amazon GC from I-Say)
Disposable Diaper Sacks – $0.00 (Amazon GC from I-Say)

Current Total Cost of Changing: $39.61

Bathing

Bath Chair (new in box/consignment sale) – $10.64
Matimati Bamboo Washcloths (6 pack) – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Hooded Towel and Washcloth – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Earth Friendly Shampoo/Bodywash & Oil – $0.00 (Amazon GC from I-Say)

Current Total Cost of Bathing: $10.64

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Clothing

0-3 Months

2 Wrap Long Sleeve Shirts – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)

3-6 Months

2 Pants – $3.04

6-9 Months

5 Onesies – $1.52

9-12 Months

2 Pants – $3.04

Accessories/Extras

5 Socks, 3 Bibs, 2 Summer Hats – $3.04
Halloween Leopard Costume – $1.87

Current Total Cost of Clothing: $12.51

Bedding

Aden + Anais Swaddle Muslin Blankets – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)

Current Total Cost of Bedding: $0

Feeding

Lansinoh Lanolin (x2) – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Lansinoh Nursing Pads (x2) – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Phillips AVENT Thermal Gel Pads – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Medela Quick Clean Bags – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Medela Nipples – $0.00 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Medela Battery Pack – $0.11 (Amazon GC from Swagbucks)
Medela Breastmilk Collection Shells – $0.00 (Amazon GC from I-Say)

Current Total Cost of Feeding: $0.11

Toys

Sophie the Giraffe Teether – $0.00 (Amazon GC from I-Say)

Current Total Cost of Toys: $0

 

Total Spent: $77.87

Total Remaining: $922.13

 

Looking for Details & Pictures of Baby Products Purchased?

November 2015 3 Months Before Due Date : Total Spent = $37.64
January 2016 – 1+ Month Before Due Date: Total Spent = $40.10
February 2016 – ~3 Weeks Before Due Date: Total Spent= $0.13

 

What do YOU think?

How do you save money on baby purchases?
Is $1000 a realistic budget?
How much did your baby’s first year cost you?

 

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