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Sounds like that parent needs a different daycare, where they don't use electronics as babysitters.
Breastfeeding costs 750? Okay compare that to the 10-15$ PER CANNISTER for formula. And on average, a child that bottle feeds exclusively goes through anywhere from 9-13 cannisters PER MONTH.
The only things on this list that I see as even belonging here are the holidays, sports, and electronics. Not because we as parents don't expect those things, but they always end up costing more than we figure they will.
Of course food, clothing. medical, daycare and gifts are going to be costs involved with having children. However, you can cut food costs by not buying junk food for your kids or taking them out to McDonald's everyday. Buy their clothing from resale/thrift shops or garage sales until they are preteens. Most little kids shouldn't be concerned about where their clothing comes from unless their parents make a big deal about it. Additionally, you don't have to indulge your child's every whim when it comes to gifts, parties or activities. You hold the purse strings so say "No" when and if money is tight. Its okay to tell your kid, "No, mommy and daddy can't afford that." Its more important for parents to set aside every nickle they can in the event their economic situation changes. You also still have to save what you can for their college education, wedding or first house if possible. And if you really want to make your kids happy, save for your retirement so you don't have to go live with them!
A one-year-old with a tablet?? GIVE ME A GD BREAK!!!
If ANY day care suggests THAT [considering the prices they charge], THEY can supply the DAMN tablets!!!
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