Budget for Baby

09 July 2013

I received a bag full of goodies today from the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). It's called a Junior Sea Bag. The give you a bag full of new baby items for your new little one.  There's also a handmade crochet blanket included in the bag.

You have to participate in a Budget For Baby Class to receive the Junior Sea Bag which is valued at $80. The budget class was a one on one class with a counselor. It took me about 15 minutes. We went over my current income and bills then we created a budget that included new baby expenses such as milk and diapers.

The budget really helped me out. It gave me an idea of how much money that I will need to save for now. I wasn't anticipating all of the expenses so it was nice to get a quick overview.

If you are expecting a baby and are a first time mom then you should take this free class. Contact your local NMCRS.


  1. Nice. I wonder if the Army does something similar?

  2. nice! better stock up when there is sale and start now!

  3. We did the budget for baby class a couple years ago. I learned a lot about how much money we would be spending on groceries, which was a major concern, so it helped us to prepare for the baby. But actually, I found out that having a baby didn't really alter our budget too horribly bad...

    Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty

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