First Year Baby Cost Calculator

All new or soon-to-be parents know that having a baby can be quite expensive. But not many know exactly how much babies cost. Because knowing the cost of a baby in the first year is an important part of preparing for the baby, using a baby cost calculator can be quite helpful in finding out how much your budget should be. With our baby cost calculator, you can find out an estimate of how much babies cost in the first year from buying diapers and strollers to hiring babysitters and saving up for college.  Simply check the boxes of whichever options you will be availing of and input the amount you are willing to spend to find out how much you’ll have to save for your little bundle of joy.

Your baby's first year will cost: $



Ongoing Costs

Childcare
I won't be paying for regular childcare.
Help me estimate. I'll use a:
  x  months
I know exactly. I'll spend: $ per month x months
I'll use an occasional babysitter: $ per month x 12 months

Diapering
I'll be using x 12 months
Wipes $ per month x 12 months

Feeding
I plan to breastfeed: $0 per month x 12 months
Formula: I'll spend $ per month x months
Solid foods: I'll spend $ per month x months

Clothing
I'll probably spend   $ per month x 12 months
Savings for College
I'll try to save   $ per month x 12 months
Medicine/First Aid
I'll probably spend   $ per month x 12 months
Toiletries
I'll probably spend   $ per month x 12 months
Toys/Books/Media
I'll probably spend   $ per month x 12 months
Subtotal of Ongoing Costs: $
 
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One-Time Costs

We've checked the things we think you'll need -- but please make adjustments based on what you plan to buy and how much you expect to spend.

Gear $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Infant car seat ($60 - $150) $
Convertible car seat ($80 - $300) $
Basic stroller ($70 - $900) $
Double stroller ($100 - $300) $
"Snap-on" stroller frame ($40 - $90) $
Jogging stroller ($100 - $300) $
Play yard ($59 - $150) $
Baby backpack ($40 - $300) $
Front carrier ($25 - $120) $
Sling or wrap carrier ($29 - $60) $
Diaper bag ($25 - $200) $
 
Activity Equipment $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Swing ($85 - $120) $
Bouncer/bouncy seat ($30 - $70) $
Activity center ($70 - $80) $
Play mat/gym ($25 - $80) $
Doorway jumper ($30 - $40) $
 
Nursery $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Crib ($120 - $850) $
Changing table ($80 - $250) $
Glider or rocker ($189 - $600) $
Bassinet ($50 - $260) $
Co-sleeper ($130 - $200) $
Hamper ($20 - $60) $
Basic bedding and blankets $
Coordinated crib bedding set ($50 - $600) $
Mobile ($20 - $55) $
Dresser ($80 - $500) $
Lamp ($24 - $70) $
Decorations $
Crib mattress ($60 - $140) $
Baby monitor ($40 - $60) $
 
Feeding $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Bottles and nipples $
Highchair ($60 - $250) $
Utensils $
Plates and bowls $
Cups and sippy cups $
Burp cloths (6) $
Bottle brush (2) $
Bibs (10) $
 
Breastfeeding $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Electric breast pump ($150 - $350) $
Manual breast pump $
Milk storage bags, breast pads, extra breast shields, ice packs $
Nursing bras (3) $
Nursing pillow ($24 - $44) $
 
Bathing/Grooming $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Baby towel with hood (2) $
Infant bathtub $
Tub for older baby $
Baby washcloths (5) $
Brush and comb $
Baby nail clippers $
 
Other $
  item (typical price range) estimated cost
Childproofing supplies $
Safety gates (2) $
Diaper pail $
Diaper pail refills (16) $
Pacifiers (6) $
Humidifier ($29 - $69) $
Birth announcements (50) $
Baby book or scrapbook ($12 - $40) $
Photo printing costs $
Miscellaneous $
Subtotal of One-Time Costs: $

Your baby's first year will cost: $

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