My oldest child is already 11 years old. However, I still have many vivid memories from when she was just a newborn. From carrying her in the car seat from the hospital to the parking garage for the very first time, to my wife and I struggling to get her asleep, there’s no experience quite like parenting for the very first time. We tried to prepare as best we could before she was born. But nothing truly gets you ready for all the surprises that raising a new baby will throw at you. Chief among those surprises are a litany of new baby expenses. We’re sure you already know that having a family will come with new costs. However, do you really know about every little peripheral cost that is going to spring up? Many of them took us by surprise.
If you are having (or expecting) a baby, you probably already have an idea of what your insurance and medical costs will be when your new addition arrives. There are many other bills you’ll see come your way too. Here are some of the other costs that you may not think to budget for and in the weeks and months after you welcome the little one home.