No two parenting journeys are alike, but if there’s one thing dads and moms everywhere can agree on, it’s that taking care of a baby can be expensive Between endless diapers, top-of-the-line strollers, and clothes they’ll grow out of in three weeks, even the thriftiest families find that the costs of a new baby pile up quickly
Baby showers and hand-me-downs can help mitigate the costs, but for many parents, a tiny new member will require some sacrifice and financial trade-offs.
Which expenses were you most surprised by as a first-time parent?
Is there anything you wish you’d spent less money on?
Let us know the financial impact of your first baby, and what - if anything - you would have done differently.