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.
Parents share their helpful tips and advice on diapers -- from the pros & cons of using different types of diapers to fun things you can do with baby diapers.
I’ve used Pampers Swaddlers since the day we brought our baby home — because they are soft and absorb well. Plus, Swaddlers have a moisture indicator strip, which helped with my observations of baby’s potty signals. However… after using disposable diapers for 16 months and trying cloth diapers for the first time, I’m honestly wishing I made the switch to cloth diapers sooner! I found a good deal on used cloth diapers that were in excellent condition. See why I’m now a huge fan of Alva cloth diapers with snaps that grow with your baby, how to clean cloth diapers, my tips for stripping cloth diapers of bacteria, and my thoughts on cloth diapers vs disposable diapers today.
I’ve been practicing Elimination Communication potty training (with a diaper backup) since my baby was 13 weeks of age. In 1 month he will be a year old, and we are still committed to becoming diaper free. I’ve learned a few things about EC since I first started it — so I thought I’d share the following with others who are considering it: How I’m encouraging my baby to go potty at specific times, What my baby’s potty signals are, What my baby’s diaper-free times are like, The benefits of EC and why I’m sticking with it, The challenges of EC and how I’m working through them.
The baby shower diaper wreath is a great baby gift for these reasons: 1) It provides fun decor for the party. 2) It includes the gift of diapers for the baby.
3) The wood letters can be repurposed and used in the baby’s nursery. 4) The metal wreath can be used as a base for another wreath later — when the new mom feels like being creative. Here’s how to make a baby shower wreath yourself.
Exploring baby potty training? Have you heard about Elimination Communication? It’s a simpler way to do baby potty training) which focuses on being diaper free at a younger age. We started when our little boy was 13 weeks old. With EC, the diaper is used as a “back-up” instead of a permanent, wearable toilet.
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
If the idea of having lots of free baby stuff when your newborn arrives gets you as excited as it does me, then you’re in the right place! Check out this list of websites where you can get completely free baby stuff.
Want to save money on baby supplies? Here are 2 simple diaper rash cream recipes that will prevent and heal diaper rash at a fraction of the cost.
Time to start looking for a diaper bag? Here are 8 things you should look for in a diaper bag. Plus our top picks – diaper bags that meet a mom’s needs best
Most of us have heard about the thousands of cell phone apps available these days, but do you know about all of the baby cell phone apps that exist for new moms and dads? Here are all the best iPhone apps for parents — to make both your pregnancy and life with your new baby a little easier… and fun!
Lots of great reasons to choose cloth baby diapers here. They’re not like the cloth baby diapers when you were growing up. They’re better! There’s no need for diaper pins and folded edges anymore. Today’s cloth diapers have different closures that keep them snugly on your baby — without the need for pins.
With a new baby, you want to try and prevent diaper rash if at all possible. Here are the best ways to keep your baby diaper rash free, and how to clear up the diaper rash if your baby has it.
Following are some tips for making your own diaper cakes, plus some places to order diaper cakes online. That way, you can have it delivered to the new parents — at the hospital or at home. Or have the diaper cake delivered to you, and you can take it to the baby shower!
Here’s a list of things that you should NOT pack in your hospital bag before giving birth. Good advice on simplifying your hospital bag and not packing more than you can carry home!
Here are 4 effortless ways to make your pregnancy easy. Simplify life during pregnancy by outsourcing grocery delivery, meal preparation, house cleaning, and shopping for baby.
It’s time to stock up on diapers before the new baby arrives. How many diapers should you buy ahead of time? What brand of diapers should you buy? When is a diaper really a good price? Here are links to great mom blogs which discuss diapers for new babies.