A couple times a year we like to sit down and review our budget. We do this for obvious reasons… mainly so Julie can show me that I spend too much on fast food and video games!
Anyway, last week we sat down to plan for some upcoming expenses and we figured that now would be a good time to start designing our "baby budget." We want to make sure we are prepared. It wasn't until we started making a spreadsheet and running through mental lists that we realized that we had no idea what to budget for!
For example, take the most basic baby necessity… diapers! We know we need them, but we don't know how many we need! And on top of that, we don't even know how much they cost! How much should we plan on spending on diapers in a month? What kind of diapers do we need? Are diapers really all that necessary? Would it be cheaper to just wrap the kid up in newspaper?
Basically we know nothing… I guess we'll just have to wait until we're in the situation to learn what the baby's needs are going to be. Until then, any advice would be great! Let us know what you wish you would have been more prepared for… and could someone tell us how much diapers cost?