The total cost of having a baby in the first 2 years falls somewhere between $12,462 and $26,612. You can break this down to something like $500 to $1000 a month. Here’s a breakdown of the actual numbers… the cost to have a baby, plus the cost to raise a baby for the first 2 years.
Mom & Baby Necessities
Which nursery items do you REALLY need? A mom of 3 tells you what to avoid when shopping for and designing your baby’s nursery. See the bare minimum things you need, and a list of things you don’t need for the baby’s room.
A friend asked me for a list of the best baby shower gifts under $50 for her expecting friend. Here are 20 or so baby gifts that I actually received as a new mom, and I use each one of them! I feel these are not only useful, but thoughtful — because every time I use the item, I think of the person who gifted it to us.
Thanks to the Ergobaby 4 position 360 carrier that I received as a baby shower gift, I am able to be somewhat productive with a needy and heavy baby by my side. There are 4 different ways to carry baby, and the Ergo 360 carrier has lots of unique features!
During Your Pregnancy
Feeling your baby kicking inside you is one of the awesome rewards of being pregnant. Here are 5 ways you can get the baby moving — so your husband or kids can feel the baby kick, too! Plus, how to count fetal movements, why fetal kicks matter, and what to do if you don’t feel your baby kicking or moving.
Whether you have issues with regular (traditional) pregnancy products or not, there’s just something special about wanting to protect your baby’s health and pureness from conception to birth. I’ve got some great suggestions for you… that helped me when I was pregnant and looking for organic pregnancy products on a budget. See which ingredients in foods & beauty products are safe to use during pregnancy.
Leg cramps can be excruciatingly painful. They’re one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Here are 10 ways to prevent pregnancy leg cramps. Plus, 5 ways to get leg cramp relief quickly once the cramping starts. Try these easy home remedies, pregnancy stretches, and simple diet changes.
Labor & Delivery
Is this your first pregnancy? Wondering what different types of contractions feel like and when they should start? Here’s how to tell true labor contractions apart from other types of contractions — including false labor and Braxton Hicks contractions.
A look at some of the methods of inducing labor naturally. We dispel some of the old wives tales from those methods that are truly the most effective. See how to stimulate the production of certain hormones in your body in order to encourage labor yourself. These are the best natural ways to induce labor on your own.