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Baby cost calculator

Let us help you get an idea of your pre-baby budget. We have put together a realistic breakdown of all the costs you need to consider before the arrival of your newborn. The first table below will provide a helpful calculation in terms of what it may cost* to prepare for your bundle of joy.

 

Once you bring your little one home you will have to cater for the ongoing cost of taking care of your baby. The second table below will help you assess what your monthly costs* may add up to.

 

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Calculate your PRE-BABY budget
Based on your personal choices click to select either the low, mid or high cost per line item below to get your total pre-baby cost.Low cost*Mid cost*High cost*
Your total pre-baby cost =R00 000
Prenatal doctor’s visits and medical costs
Natural birth at a private hospital
Caesarean birth at a private hospital
Natural or caesarean birth at a public hospital (Public hospital services are free for South African citizens)
Feeding accessories and equipment
Baby car seat
Furnishing and decorating the nursery
Babyproofing your home
Clothing and nappies
Bathing aids and toiletries
Calculate your POST-BABY monthly budget: 1st year
Based on your personal choices click to select either the low, mid or high cost per line item below to get your total post-baby cost. 
Your total post-baby cost =R00 000
Medical cost of one doctor visit including vaccinations
Daycare / Childcare
Infant feeding: breastfeeding or infant formula
Nappies, wipes, bum cream etc
Toiletries
Toys & accessories
Feeding once starting solids (at the age of 6 months)

*There are approximate costs and may vary. They are accurate as of April 2021.

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