If your family has recently welcomed newborn or if you are preparing to welcome your child, you may feel excited. And why not, the next year will be filled with joy, happiness, loads of pleasant memories and a little stress.
One of the major causes of that stress is the financial strain that you may face with the coming of the new member. As a parent, you need to well prepared to tackle the baby expenses during the first few years of their growing up.
Being prepared in advance and knowing exactly where you are likely to spend the most during the first year of baby’s life will help in managing expenses efficiently. Let us look at the most common expenses that parents of a newborn incur:
Medical Expenses During BirthOne of the most important expenses that constitute a significant part of the newborn's life is the medical expenses during the birthing process. The medical cost not cheap at all and you must cater to the needs of both the newborn and the mother.
Besides, you must also take care of other medical expenses like the vaccination shots, and in case of a complicated birth, the child may need intensive care.
Health CareThis includes periodic health checks and medications. All of this can quickly add up to the newborn's cost. Make sure that you review your health insurance policy and include the cover for your infant’s medical needs.
FoodAlthough food is not a significant expense for the first few months at least as your baby will solely rely on breastmilk for 6 to 7 months at least, you may need to pay for the nursing clothes for the mother and a breast pump (if required).
Diapers, wipes and other vanity itemsAs your little munchkin grows up, be prepared to change the diapers at least four to five days day. Sometimes you may not have sealed the diapers before the tiny angel poops again. Don’t forget with every diaper; you would need a fresh baby wipe.
Furthermore, you would need special baby products like baby powder, baby soap, baby shampoo, baby body lotion and more.
ClothesDuring the first year, your child will grow so fast that some of the outfits you brought for your loved one may not fit within a couple of wears. You need to have a few different pairs of everything right from socks to frocks and shorts to caps for different seasons.
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