I have discussed budgeting for baby before, but this post will be explaining what that $1,000 is meant to pay for and then accounting to you all what I have bought, spent, and hopefully bringing home baby on $1,000 or less.
My goal is to have the nursery set up and be completely baby ready for just $1,000. According to an older article (2011) from justmommies.com this cost should be between $1,685 to $4,625 and I came up with a figure around $5,000 using a baby cost calculator and this is just to set up the home and have clothes for the first 3 months!!
Here is a list of my must haves:
3 Hoodie Towels
3 Sleep Sacks
20-30 Cloth Diapers
40-60 Diaper Inserts
Baby Wash, Sunscreen, and Lotion
9 Cube Organizer
14 Outfits size 0-3
7 nighttime gowns size 0-3
Pack n' Play
3 changing pad covers
waterproof mattress protector
4+ fitted sheets
Diaper Bag with portable changing pad
Shopping Cart Cover
Carseat Head Support
The items italicized on the list are things I have already bought cheap or things that have been promised/gifted to us. I haven't had my baby shower yet either! The most expensive things I have yet to buy will be the cloth diapers which will be a couple hundred!
Anything important I'm forgetting?