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  #1  
December 3rd, 2004, 07:56 AM
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Here is an approx. price list for the needs from 1 day to 1 year.

GEAR
Crib: [color= purple]$200[/color]
Matress: $40
Bedding Set: $100
Changing Table/Dresser: $300
Changing pad and cover: $35
Pack & Play: $100
Car seat/Stroller combo: $160
Highchair: $90
Diaper Genie:$30
Sling Carrier: $50
Swing: $70
=$1175


SAFETY
Gate: $35
Monitors: $30
Nursery/bath care set: $20
Misc baby proofing: $40
=$125


DIAPERING/BATHING
Baby wipes: $75
Diapers: $300
Powder: $10
Shampoo: $10
2 towel/washcloth sets: $30
Diaper rash cream: $15
Lotion: $10
Teething meds: $20
Diaper Bag: $30
Infant Tub: $20
=$520


FEEDING

Bottle starter kit: $30
Breast Pump: $60
Formula: $960
Bibs: $20
Bowls/spoons: $20
Jarred food: $250
Finger foods: $200
=$1510


CLOTHING
Onsies: $60
Shirts/Pants: $600
Shoes: $35
Socks: $40
Hats: $25
Jackets: $50
=$810

GRAND TOTAL: $4140
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December 3rd, 2004, 08:06 AM
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Good list. I would suggest to anyone pregnant to buy most of this stuff second hand or out of the paper and then clean it up. Or if you have a friend or family member who isnt using the stuff ask to use it for the first year and in return when they are ready for their next child they can then borrow your stuff for the first year. I wasnt that lucky with my first, but with the twins I really didnt have to buy much.
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December 3rd, 2004, 08:07 AM
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wow. i never added it all up. cha-ching
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February 9th, 2005, 11:12 PM
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I hope no one thinks I'm steping on their toes I just knew I spent a lot less. I know I spent less then this but I couldn't find everything. Everything in green is from wal-mart unless spesified

GEAR
Crib: $110 convertable crib
Matress: $40
Bedding Set: $35
Changing Table/Dresser: $ N/A
Changing pad and cover: $35
Pack & Play: $37
Car seat/Stroller combo: $100
Highchair: $25
Diaper Genie:N/A
Sling Carrier: n/a
Swing: $40
=$396

SAFETY
Gate: $35
Monitors: N/a
Nursery/bath care set: $20
Misc baby proofing: $15
=$70


DIAPERING/BATHING
Baby wipes: $60 parents choice
Diapers: $180 Dri bottoms later White cloud
Powder: n/a
Shampoo: $5 Dollar store
2 towel/washcloth sets: $10 regular towel baby wash cloths
Diaper rash cream: $5 vasilean and corn starch
Lotion: n/a
Teething meds: $20
Diaper Bag: $13
Infant Tub: $20
=$313


FEEDING
Bottle starter kit: $14
Breast Pump: $60
Formula: $336 parents choice $0 breast feed
Bibs: $20
Bowls/spoons: $20
Jarred food:n/a Blender: $28
Finger foods: $416 Cherio's and other
=$836 if bottle feeding or 558 if breast feeding


CLOTHING
Onsies: $40 18
Shirts/Pants: $300 Only buy 5 alfets a month at $5 a peice
Shoes: $20 Pay less
Socks: $21 payless
Hats: $25
Jackets: $50
= $456
Grand total =$2,073 if bottle feading
$1795 if breast feeding
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March 16th, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Just some advice, becareful buying cribs, car seats, and safety gear secondhand, these are things you want to make sure are up-to-date and unbroken.
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April 22nd, 2005, 08:34 AM
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for a quick alternative to buying a brandnew changing pad, just use a plastic placemat! Much cheaper
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May 9th, 2005, 05:03 PM
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My mom sewed together some .. vinyl I think it's the kind with the fabric backing? and some cute material to the backside. I love it for the 'diaper pad' use! Waterproof barrier for th elap too. Great idea with the placemat but not too cushy. maybe try bulking it up with an old blanket or something that's nice and clean, and lay a waterproof barrier over that?

I really do like the pad I got though, with the upturned edges. He can't move now, but I know when he does.. it'll come in handy to help contain him.
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June 21st, 2005, 12:36 PM
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This is what I have spent so far:


GEAR
Crib: $300
Matress: $120
Bedding Set: $90
Changing Table/Dresser: $80
Changing pad and cover: FREE! (came with Jenny Lind Changing table)
Pack & Play: $80
Car seat/Stroller combo: $159.99
Highchair: $80
Diaper Genie:$20
Sling Carrier: DON'T NEED ONE!
Swing: $80
Bouncer: $29.99
Toys: $150
=$1189.98


SAFETY
Gate: $30
Monitors: DON'T NEED ONE!
Nursery/bath care set: $15
Misc baby proofing: NONE NEEDED!
=$45


DIAPERING/BATHING
Baby wipes: $30.98
Diapers: $60
Powder: $7.50
Shampoo: $5
2 towel/washcloth sets: $20
Diaper rash cream: $9
Lotion: $5
Teething meds: NONE NEEDED!
Diaper Bag: $25 (big one & small one)
Infant Tub: $25
=$187.48


FEEDING
Bottle starter kit & Extra Bottles/Nipples: $45
Breast Pump: $40
Formula: FREE! I HAVE WIC (Woman, Infants & Children program)
Bibs: $25
Bowls/spoons: NONE NEEDED!
Jarred food: NONE NEEDED!
Finger foods: NONE NEEDED!
=$110


CLOTHING
Onsies: $125
Shirts/Pants: $45
Shoes: $40
Socks: $35
Hats: $27
Jackets: $5
=$277

GRAND TOTAL: $1809.46




=I GOT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FROM A BABY SHOWER, SO I REALLY DIDN'T SPEND AS MUCH MONEY AS I SAID ABOVE:
* Natural Highland Park Crib
* Baby Beautyrest BackCare VII Mattress
* EvenFlo Aura Select Travel System (Car Seat, Stroller, and Base)
* Jenny Lind Dressing Table - Honey Oak
* Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair
* Fisher Price Smart Start 3-in-1 Rocker Swing
* Pack & Play Graco Pooh
* Fisher-Price Kick & Play Bouncer
* Tot Wheels Activity Center
* Starlite Symphony Play Gym
* Blue Jean Teddy 3 piece Bedding Set by Springs
* Carters Starters Comforter
* Safety 1st Fold-Up Tub
* Pampers 640 count Scented 8x Wipes
* Huggies 84 count Size 1 Ultra Trim Mega Diapers
* Pampers Swaddlers 204 Count Size 1-2 Diapers
* $50 Babies 'R Us Gift Card
* $50 Cash
* Baby Thermometer
* Basic Comfort Sleep Safely Position Cushion
* Avent glow-in-the-dark Pacifiers
* Sassy Brand Toys & gift sets
* Onesies (over 30)
* Outfits (over 30)
* Socks (lots)
* Hats (lots)
* Washcloths (lots)
* Blankets (lots)
* Burp Clothes
* Keepsake Books
* Toddler feeding supplies (lots)
* Eating Utensils
* Picture Frames
* Lotions, ointments, baby powder, shampoo, bath soap, and more wipes.
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July 16th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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I just wanted to thank you guys for putting up your expenses....it's helped me to make out a plan for how to manage money when the baby comes. Knowing my parents and Charlie's too...I probably won't be paying for most of the one-time objects (things that only need to be bought once) so I just figured out how much we'll have to spend a month and it really came out to be doable You guys have given me a little bit of room to relax.....Also, I agree...if most of those things are bought discount (at a place like wal-mart) they really wouldn't add up to be as much as people say it costs to have a baby. I think it's really going to be when my baby starts running around and needs toys and canned foods and more clothes because of growing that we should be worried
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October 2nd, 2005, 07:19 PM
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Also don't forget to use resources like some pregnancy groups. We have a program here where you watch parenting videos and you earn baby bucks and then you can use them for purchasing things in their baby store like clothing and furniture and such. It is called earn while you learn you can also get diapers and formula and baby food. Not everything is new but it all has to be within the safety standards! It is a wonderful program put on by pregnancy resource center. There should be one in almost every county if you need any info feel free to email me. There are also other organizations: Call…Call…Call it never hurts to ask for help!!!

Planned Parenthood, Catholic Charities, Birth Right, Crisis Pregnancy & Salvation Army should have a list of pregnancy related resources.
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October 24th, 2005, 09:39 AM
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If you can find stuff second hand I recommend getting that. There are a few things that I would want to have new. Like a car seat but you can save a lot of money if you go to garage sales and things like that!
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October 27th, 2005, 01:29 PM
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Wow! I feel so lucky. My older sister kept all of her baby stuff and her kids at 10 and 7 so she has no need for them. She's giving us her crib, stroller, car seat, etc. If I have a girl I'm also set for clothes. But my husband has nephews on his side so it won't be a problem. Also I sell used clothing for a living and find tons of new brand name baby stuff for incredibly cheap. I think the only things we'll really need to buy during the first year are diapers (although I have lots of cloth ones), clothes here and there and baby food (although I'm hoping to make most of my own if I can). There are many ways around paying $4000 the first year.
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November 24th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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GEAR
Crib: $159.99
Matress: $40
Bedding Set: $60
Changing Table/Dresser: $350
Changing pad and cover: n/a (came with it)
Pack & Play: n/a (option)
Car seat/Stroller combo: Free
Highchair: n/a (havent got yet because wont be needed for awhile)
Diaper Genie: Free
Sling Carrier: $28
Swing: $119
=$756.99


SAFETY
Gate: n/a (not needed yet)
Monitors: $40
Nursery/bath care set: $20
Misc baby proofing: n/a (not yet)
=$60


DIAPERING/BATHING
Baby wipes: $3.49 for 200
Diapers: $12.99 for 84
Powder: $3.99
Shampoo: $ 5.99
2 towel/washcloth sets: 2 towels $8.99 16 washcloths $7.49
Diaper rash cream: $10
Lotion: $4.49
Teething meds: n/a
Diaper Bag: $19.99
Infant Tub: free
=$77.42


FEEDING
Bottle starter kit: 2 bottles $6
Breast Pump: $30
Formula: n/a (breast is best)
Bibs: $10
Bowls/spoons: not needed yet
Jarred food: not needed yet
Finger foods: not needed yet
=$46


CLOTHING
Onsies: $60
Shirts/Pants: $80
Shoes: $20
Socks: $10
Hats: $15
Jackets: $30
=$215

GRAND TOTAL: $1155.41

Thats how much it cost me to get started with what he needs
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December 4th, 2005, 11:22 PM
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Quote:
Here is an approx. price list for the needs from 1 day to 1 year.

GEAR
Crib: [color= purple]$200[/color]
Matress: $40
Bedding Set: $100
Changing Table/Dresser: $300
Changing pad and cover: $35
Pack & Play: $100
Car seat/Stroller combo: $160
Highchair: $90
Diaper Genie:$30
Sling Carrier: $50
Swing: $70
=$1175


SAFETY
Gate: $35
Monitors: $30
Nursery/bath care set: $20
Misc baby proofing: $40
=$125


DIAPERING/BATHING
Baby wipes: $75
Diapers: $300
Powder: $10
Shampoo: $10
2 towel/washcloth sets: $30
Diaper rash cream: $15
Lotion: $10
Teething meds: $20
Diaper Bag: $30
Infant Tub: $20
=$520


FEEDING

Bottle starter kit: $30
Breast Pump: $60
Formula: $960
Bibs: $20
Bowls/spoons: $20
Jarred food: $250
Finger foods: $200
=$1510


CLOTHING
Onsies: $60
Shirts/Pants: $600
Shoes: $35
Socks: $40
Hats: $25
Jackets: $50
=$810

GRAND TOTAL: $4140[/b]
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February 4th, 2006, 04:31 PM
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Just a thought, but changing tables and pads are really not necessary. Yeah, they might make things less messy, but you can live without them. My sis has two boys, and never bought those. We just lay the boys on the bed or the floor (with a towel or something under them) and change them that way. It works just fine, and you save a lot of money on furniture that you won't use for very long anyways.
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