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Babies first year? Living on hope. California 1047 posts
8th Jan '13

What's a good amount to try to save for a babies first year. I was thinking 12,000 as the minimum. But I did the baby calculator cost in Baby center and its total was a little under 6,000 we are going to save before we start trying again. We are also getting married before we try again. So this will probably be a 2 years saving plan. What's a realistic number?
TIA

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
8th Jan '13

No f**king clue. We just had a baby and kept having babies. No Saving here lol

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
8th Jan '13

I didn't know people tried to save for when they had a baby. We definitely didn't do any saving.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
8th Jan '13

We spent about 3500 just getting ready for him. Not to mention little things along the way. Certainly hasn't been 12,000 though. However with diapers and formula I can see that being realistic.

roflcopterrr Arkansas 478 posts
8th Jan '13

We haven't been saving... :? Scares the crap out of DH.
Then again, I never tried to have a baby before now either.

Emilia's mumum +1! 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 11023 posts
8th Jan '13

Maybe 3000? We only make 30k a year, I would be well past 40 if we tried to save that much

Living on hope. California 1047 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" I didn't know people tried to save for when they had a baby. We definitely didn't do any saving."</blockquote>




I'm a planner :( we just want to make sure we have a good plan because I won't be working for that whole year. I know we would be able to make it no matter what but I want to live comfortably ya know.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Living on hope.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting kr.r:</b>" I didn't know people tried to save for when they ... [snip!] ... won't be working for that whole year. I know we would be able to make it no matter what but I want to live comfortably ya know."</blockquote>




Smart idea. We aren't that comfortable, haha.

Robert's Wife +1 1 child; Mansfield, Ohio 235 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" We spent about 3500 just getting ready for him. Not to mention little things along the way. Certainly hasn't been 12,000 though. However with diapers and formula I can see that being realistic."


All of this!

Living on hope. California 1047 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" We spent about 3500 just getting ready for him. Not to mention little things along the way. Certainly hasn't been 12,000 though. However with diapers and formula I can see that being realistic."</blockquote>




I tend to over think things. Lol. :) that sounds like a reasonable amount. I plan on breast feeding but I know that it doesn't always work that way. So I want to plan for the what ifs as well.

Living on hope. California 1047 posts
8th Jan '13

Thanks for all the help. :) now time to create a savings plan :) this is what insomnia was made for. Lol

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
8th Jan '13

DH makes 28k a year. We didn't save to have the boys because, quite frankly, they were a surprise! But we have spent no where near 12k since they've been born. We really haven't had to spend any money on them at all, besides maybe 6-7 cans of formula. Now not even that.

Amber Hamm Due July 22 (boy); 3 kids; Agra, Oklahoma 285 posts
8th Jan '13

U r being a lot smarter than me lol I am working on number 4 and we never saved

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting Living on hope.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" We spent about 3500 just getting ... [snip!] ... amount. I plan on breast feeding but I know that it doesn't always work that way. So I want to plan for the what ifs as well."


It can be REALLY hard sometimes. My son didn't even latch for like 5 weeks and I had to pump exclusively. Took a good 3 months to get him to be a good breastfeeder.