Having a baby is certainly a life changing event! While having a baby is an exciting time, many people struggle in realizing just how much a baby can cost. From diapers, to clothes, to car seats, costs can add up rather quickly. “The Simple Dollar” has recently published a Baby Cost Guide in order that individuals and families might be able to better prepare themselves for the cost of having a child. A “Cost of Raising a Child Calculator” has also been developed to have a better idea of what is needed as well as how much it will cost. Having a baby is an exciting time, but it is important to be informed in order to make the best decisions possible for your child.

This guide is a great planning tool for what to expect when having or planning to have a baby. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to call DEPC’s Family First Line! Our Family First Specialists can be reached at 252-985-4300.