High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Baby expenses (20 Points)

Please cite sources for numbers (i.e. Target.com, walmart.com, etc)

You may not use garage sales/goodwill/hand-me-downs/ebay etc...for this project


Furniture and linen cost (6 points)

1. Crib                                     

2. Crib mattress            

3. 2 sets of crib sheets    

4. Dresser                    

5. Bumper pad set for crib

6. High chair    

7. 4 baby towels

8. Plastic bath tub for infants

9. Infant car seat

10. Changing pad

11. Baby stroller

            12. 4 baby blankets

           13. Total cost for all items _______________

Baby care supplies (6 points)

            1. Bottles (at least 3)      

            2. 320 disposable diapers

            3. baby wipes                

            4. diaper rash cream      

            5. formula    

6. baby shampoo/wash

7. baby lotion

8. infant thermometer

9. hair brush/comb

          10. infant nail clippers

          11. infant tylenol

          12. total cost for all items _______________

Clothing items (4 points)

            1. 6 cotton undershirts/onesies      

            2. 6 pants/leggings                    

            3. 2 sweaters/sweatshirts            

            4. 3 bibs      

5. 4 cotton pajamas

6. 1 pair of shoes/booties

7. 6 pairs of socks

            8. 1 warm coat

            9. total for all items___________________

Other baby items (4 points)

            1. 3 burp cloths

            2. 2 infant appropriate toys

            3. 2 pacifiers 

            4. total for all items____________________


Monthly cost for Child Care- you must find/call 2 different child care centers in the area that take newborns though 1 year olds. You must ask for the full time rate (full day, 5 days a week). Include the cost, Centers name and the phone number. You may use an in home daycare as 1 of your centers.  



BUDGET (30 Points)

All of the above items are separate from the budget- only the items listed below are to be included in the monthly budge. You will come up with a detailed monthly plan on how you will budget you money. You will have $1,200 to budget for the month. You are budgeting as a single parent with no outside help.


a. Rent- you will need to find a place to live. You are not allowed to live with parents or relatives or share apartment space with anyone else.

b. Budget power (electricity)- get info from parents

c. Water and garbage- get info from parents

d. Phone- what service and cost

e. Transportation- bus/taxi fare or car and maintenance/insurance

f. Child care- choose one from above

g. Baby care supplies for 1 month include from above- 320 diapers, wipes and 4 cans of formula

h. Food for you- plan in detail 1 days worth of food. You will multiply it by 30 to get a rough estimate of 1 months worth of food. You must have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Show your menu, it must be itemized. Example- write the price of a box of cereal ($3.00) then divide it by the number of servings in each box. Estimate how many servings you would eat at one time (2). Figure how much money you would be spending for each day. Do this for all other items. Show you total of your 1 day and also the 30 days of meals.

i. Bare necessities for home

   1. razors                  6. soap

   2. toothpaste            7. toilet paper

   3. toothbrush            8. laundry soap

   4. shampoo/conditioner  9. dish soap

   5. deodorant             10. household cleaner

    11. total of all items _________________

j. Baby clothing for 1 month pick (2-4) items to purchase each month. Babies grow FAST!

k. Clothes for you for 1 month optional depending on your budget and priorities

l. Entertainment cable, movies, internet, bowling, dinner out????

m. Total monthly cost for everything Display all budget items in 1 list with the total at the bottom.