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USDA estimate for weekly cost of feeding a one-year-old on a “thrifty” budget: $17.90USDA estimate for weekly cost of feeding a one-year-old on a “liberal” budget: $31.70

USDA estimate for cost of clothing for a baby ages 0 through 2 on a family income of less than $43,200 a year: $350

USDA estimate for cost of clothing for a baby ages 0 through 2 on a family income of more than $72,600 a year: $520

Cost of formula for a year: $1,500

Cost of diapers and wipes for one child for a year: $1,700

Cost of one year’s worth of cloth diaper delivery service in NYC: $1,040

Cost of nine long-sleeved onesies at American Apparel: $119.97

Cost of a MacLaren “Triumph” stroller: $159.99

Cost of a Bugaboo “Frog” stroller with maintenance kit: $729

Cost of entire catalogue (42 titles) of Maisy Mouse books available on Amazon: about $210

Weekly salary for a nanny in NYC (in 2004): $350-$600

Monthly cost of 5-day-a-week day care in New York City: about $1,450

USDA estimated cost of raising a child through ages 0-17 on a family income of less than $43,200 a year: $139,110

Chunk of USDA estimate dedicated to housing for one child through ages 0-17 on a family income of less than $43,200 a year: $46,050

Chunk of USDA estimate dedicated to education and child care for one child through ages 0-17 on a family income of less than $43,200: $12,870

USDA estimated cost of raising a child through ages 0-17 on a family income of more than $72,600 a year: $279,450

Chunk of USDA estimate dedicated to housing for one child through ages 0-17 on a family income of more than $72,600 a year: $103,380

Chunk of USDA estimate dedicated to education and child care for one child through ages 0-17 on a family income of more than $72,600 a year: $22,500

Time at which Metlife recommends parents to saving for their kid’s college: Age 0

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