I foresee the indignation of the readers of Alimero, so I will immediately explain: I also think that our children are priceless. And this topic is written for young parents who are concerned about the financial side of having a child and are thinking about whether they have enough opportunities to provide the baby with everything they need.
I have two children, but this does not mean at all that with the second child it was easier for me to purchase the necessary things. Although we have all the cabinets packed with clothes for the eldest daughter, as it turned out in practice, you have to buy everything from scratch.
What we have acquired before the birth of the child
Crib cost us 3000 rub. There were models more expensive and cheaper. In cheap versions, I was not satisfied with the lack of opportunity to lower the side, but with my height it is inconvenient. Other models did not like her husband, because the side in them fell, in his opinion, too easily, and it is unsafe.
We chose a crib, which in the first months was a rocking chair (which we never used), and then the wheels were bolted to it.
To the crib was bought mattress (1000 rubles). Canopy stick remained from the eldest daughter, and himself canopy I was sewed by my mother, we bought only fabric. Also from the older child left 2 blankets – warm and thin. More rely to bed bumpers, who were also sewn grandmother even at the birth of the eldest daughter. We did not buy special underwear, we managed with large diapers.
Stroller cost 3700 rubles. Was bought on sale, because It refers to the summer models, and it went for the winter. I liked it for its low weight.
From clothes I bought only the envelope on a sheepskin (500 rub.), bought with it, therefore such a low price. Diaper sewed my mother, I bought only fabric. It was also bought a few vest, sliders and caps. White suit for discharge stayed from the eldest child. All this cost about 500 rubles. BUT booties I knitted myself from the threads that I had.
Baby bottle and nipple, we bought, we did not need, but they cost about 700 rubles., the husband tried, got some good ones. Breast pump I asked a relative, but I did not use it.
We did not buy baby changing table. I think that there is no need for it, but children fall from them very often. Bath gave a mother-in-law, and bathing slide we had our own.
I almost forgot that the birth of a child cost me 10,000 rubles. it doctor’s fee, who performed the operation, and the opportunity to be in a double room with a shower and toilet.
After giving birth
Of the major acquisitions, I note sling, which I bought from my hands, it cost 600 rubles. I would personally shake hands with the inventor of the sling on the rings. Sling has become my favorite thing. We used it for up to one and a half years, and it still hangs in my closet – expensive as a memory.
Also later we bought demi-season jumpsuit for 200 rubles., again with the hands. To him were walking padding shoes, so we did not buy boots. Another purchased knitted hat (300 rubles), knitted pants and jacket gave a mother-in-law.
On the first steps acquired anatomical sandals, worth 2000 rubles. On this, I prefer not to save.
The child grows quickly, and I, like an experienced mother, did not buy any expensive things. We were cheap sliders, T-shirts and vests. One thing costs about 30-60 rubles. And those things, which are used to the exit – dresses, jeans, etc. we were mostly given to grandmothers and friends.
From the means of hygiene in the first months was acquired a lot disposable diapers. The average price of diapers is 12 rubles. In the first months, it took about 2,000 rubles. on these things, then about 1000 rubles., to 1 year we approached the figure of 500 rubles. per month.
Baby cosmetics (shampoo and soap) cost about 200 rubles. More monthly purchased wet wipes (80 rub. Pack) and washing powder (200 rub. Big pack).
Of toys we bought something on trifles, and all the friends gave us costly money. This is a mobile on the crib, developing a cube and a couple more expensive toys.
Money spent on child nutrition is difficult to estimate. Up to 6 months I had it on Guards, so you can include in this list vitamins for lactating – This is a vitrum for 400 rubles. Then the lure began, and we bought baby cereal (80 rub. Pack). Food in jars are not addicted.
The eldest daughter is an artificial woman, so I can say how much it costs. mixture. 1 jar leaves a child from 0 to 6 months in 3 days, its cost is about 400 rubles, i.e. per month on food will go – 4000 rubles.
The medicine in our country is free, but you have to pay for some things. I paid 1 course of massage from my own pocket – 4,000 rubles. As early as 4 months, we needed a consultation from an oncologist, who alone (!) Carries out a reception on our entire vast region, and an enormous queue is attached to it. As a result, we came to him through friends, thanks to the doctor amounted to 1000 rubles.
My list seems complete. It seems that I have not forgotten and missed.
And how much did you spend on a child in the first year of life?