Making the decision to have a child is one of the biggest decisions you would have to make in your life. Though not everyone of us has a choice in this matter sometimes, we can still plan when to have children. When you think that you are ready to have a child, or you are already expecting one, there are many considerations that you would have to look at. In these difficult financial times, it might not be the best time to have a baby but if you are already facing that situation, then here are some things that could help get you prepared.
Contrary to popular opinion, you do not have to get EVERYTHING for your baby. As much as you would want to get everything and anything, if you are constrained by your finances, there are only some essentials that you have to have when your baby arrives. Let us take a look at some of them.
Somewhere to sleep
Though your baby could technically sleep in your bed with you, it would be better to have a crib or a basket where he or she could sleep. This would help everyone get a better night’s sleep and keep the baby safe and comfortable as well.
You can opt to breastfeed or use formula. We all know that doctors recommend breastfeeding but there are some cases wherein it may not be possible. Whether you are going to breastfeed or use formula, you have to prepare for the costs involved.
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Originally posted on August 17, 2008 @ 1:40 pm