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  • Feb. 2020: Monthly Baby Costs – Saved $240.16

    How much does a baby cost per month? To help answer that question, I report all our baby expenses at the end of each month. In February 2020, we spent $119.33 on baby items. I also highlight how much we saved by using secondhand baby gear when possible. This month, we saved roughly $240.16 compared…

  • Jan 2020: Monthly Baby Costs – Saved $663.91

    Back again reporting on all our monthly baby costs in a Monthly Baby Spending Report. In January 2020, we spent $108.97 on baby items. We saved roughly $663.91 compared to retail prices by getting items secondhand.  I started tracking our pregnancy and baby costs while on modified bed rest.  The goal of these monthly reports…

  • Nov. 2019: Monthly Baby Expenses – Saved $621.56

    Nov. 2019: Monthly Baby Expenses – Saved $621.56

    Each month I write up a Monthly Baby Expenses Report, where I detail how much we spent on baby items in the month. I also calculate how much we save by opting for used baby gear when possible. In November 2019, we spent $126.44 on baby items. By opting for secondhand goods, we saved roughly…