Continuing my monthly series on baby expenses, today we’re looking at our spending on our son during the last 30 days. Here’s how things shake down:
- Health care. $150, spent on my son’s insurance premium (unchanged from last month), as well as a humidifier for his room to help out with occasional sicknesses and the drier months.
- Diapers and Wipes. $37, on a large box of diapers at my local warehouse club.
- Food. $26, directly attributable to my son’s food which includes milk products, fruits, and other items.
- Toys and Books. $25, spent at the warehouse club on a couple of sets of good-night and car-time books.
- No spending this month on: Clothes, Other/Misc.
Total spending this month was $238, which is slightly higher than some of the previous monthly averages ($195).
Here are a couple of observations about the latest stats:
- The food budget continues to climb as our son begins to take on directly trackable costs for his own foods.
- We continue to be well-stocked on clothes for current and future sizes, so that’s limiting our out-of-pocket expenses in that category.
- Health care seems to be the biggest swinger in our expenses, depending largely on unforeseen conditions like whether our son get sick.
What do you think about our latest numbers?
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