If you are about to see your baby's face, you are sure that you have everything ready for your arrival in the world. If you are still thinking about expanding the family, it is convenient to bear in mind that during the first year of our child's life it is necessary to assume a series of very high i
If you are about to see your baby's face, you are sure that you have everything ready for your arrival in the world. If you are still thinking about expanding the family, it is convenient to bear in mind that during the first year of our child's life it is necessary to assume a series of very high initial expenses.
In Venezuela during the first year of the baby's life each family assumes a very important expense includes all the elements essential tools to welcome our child in our home including the expenses of the complements, the clothes, the expenses in diapers, food expenses and daycare expenses.
What it costs to have a baby in Venezuela
Depending on the brand we choose and the trade in which we purchase the price of these products, the amount of initial expenses for our baby's first year of life may vary greatly, it also depends on whether there is a lack of product type in supermarkets.
What is the cost of the 5 basic initial expenses that come with having a baby in Venezuela:
1- Diapers: if we choose disposable diapers, the price of the 24-unit package can range from 95 bolivars to 1000, given their absence on the shelves of supermarkets. Considering therefore an average cost per package of 350 bolivars and taking into account that on average the baby spends about 6 diapers per day we would have an initial cost during the first 12 months of 31500 bolivars only in diapers. Another option is to use the traditional cotton cloth diapers whose cost that e 6000 bolivars the package of 6 units. To this figure we have to add the cost of wet towels whose price is about Bs 650 the package of 72 wipes. Los 2- The essential complements su suppose an average cost of more than 166,000 bolivars: the baby needs a bathtub whose average price is Bs 1350, a car to go for a walk that on average can cost Bs 75000, the cradle that has a average cost of Bs 90000.
3- Feeding: if the baby takes exclusive breastfeeding we save this expense, but if it is not, and the mother can not breastfeed the baby to the expenses of the first year of the baby we have to add the cost of the pediatric formula that has a value of between 2,000 and 10,000 bolivars due to stock-outs.
4- Nursery : if both the mother and the father of the baby work the expenses of the first year of our child, they also incur the expenses of the special care centers for the babies that can cost between 25 and 60 thousand bolivars monthly.
5- Clothing:we have to take into account that babies grow rapidly so that the expenses of the first year we have to add the expenses of buying clothes. In Venezuela a body ranges between 5 and 7 thousand bolivars, the sets between 10 and 15 thousand bolivars and footwear between 3 and 8 thousand bolivars.