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How much does it cost to have a baby in Colombia


The arrival of a baby is always a source of joy for the whole family. Although it is convenient to take into account the initial expenses involved in having a child to avoid surprises.

Throughout the baby's first year, each family will have to spend an average of almost 5 million pesos on all the necessary elements to welcome our child into our home. Most of the expenses are those derived from essential accessories for the baby, food and clothing. But, What is the cost of the 4 basic initial expenses involved in having a baby in Colombia?

1- Diapers: if we take into account that newborns spend an average of 6 to 8 diapers a day, the approximate cost of diapers, although it depends on the brand, can be around 1 million pesos and wet wipes have an approximate cost of 20,000 pesos.

2- Essential accessories for the baby It supposes an average cost of 2,180,000 pesos between: for the first months the baby needs a bassinet that usually costs around 400,000 pesos. As our baby grows, he needs a crib whose cost is on average 1,000,000 pesos. To this cost must be added the price of the linen needed for the crib, which on average costs about 500,000 pesos. In order to bathe our baby we need a bathtub or tub that has an average price of 80,000 pesos and towels for the baby whose cost can be around 100,000 pesos. In addition to these essential accessories we have to add a car with a rocking chair to go out for a walk whose cost is around 600,000 pesos and a car seat whose price is on average 400,000 pesos.

3- Food: Breastfeeding is the best food for the baby and does not require an expense, although if it is not possible to offer the baby this type of feeding we will have to purchase formula milk for babies, which represents an expense during the baby's first year of approximately 730,000 pesos between the breast pump, the bottles, the bottle sterilizer, the formula milk and the market for fruits, vegetables and meats that are introduced during the baby's first year.

4- Clothes: During the first year of life, babies grow very fast, so it is essential to carry out a large outlay on their clothes. This expense represents an average amount of one million pesos between basic garments, bodysuits, hats and bibs, pajamas, socks or skates, jackets, thermal blankets and blankets and complete dresses.

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