It’s the 8th of the month again, which means another look into our monthly baby expenses! It’s been a fairly consistent month; in fact, we saw a significant drop in month-to-month expenses as health care and miscallaneous items have converted into more regular things, like buying diapers and cleaning/care supplies.
Here’s how everything breaks down this month, and in overall terms:
Here are a few points of note about what you see:
- This is the lowest number since we started tracking in January (okay, so the college savings skew things a bit), but we enjoyed seeing a lot of progress since last month’s huge outlays.
- If the diapers/wipes number seems huge, that’s because it’s been inflated by bulk purchases. We took a trip down to the local Costco lats week and bought enough diapers to last through next month.
- If you’re wondering about the nursery number, it consists of a bulk pack of batteries, a space heater (remember my adventures?), and a second Diaper Champ for a family member’s house.
In total, we spent $259 this month, and $976 so far since birth. I think we’re starting to get a good baseline going from which we can evaluate efforts to cut costs! What do you think?
Until next month…
Photo by M.ADA