A second bookcase for the oldest so we can move more of hir books from the library to hir room and the books from the floor to the bookcases and the library to our bedroom so our office can move to the library and the former office go back to being a nursery. We’ll go to the unfinished furniture store even though we have concerns about environmental stability… but their furniture isn’t pasteboard and it’s a 3rd of the cost of the Amish place… so our ethics can be bought if the price is low enough. $350 including finish and shipping. (Somehow I thought it would be less… apparently not).
A new pump since I went through two with DC. (They died every 9 months and at the 18 month mark I didn’t bother getting them to overnight me a replacement. I probably should have.) $260.
A new infant carseat since our children are too far apart in age to use the same one. And two bases for said carseat. $80 carseat, $30 each base, $140 total.
A dresser for DC2. This we get used at a local refurbished furniture store where the guy takes landfill pieces and brings them back to their former glory. (Sadly he does not do bookcases.) $550. (It is beautiful. We decided to give it to DH and DC2 gets DH’s old one.)
Cloth diapers. Both the kind for babies (we have medium and large, but not small) and the kind for cleaning up spit-up. The cleaning ones got a workout these past 5 years or so and are starting to shred. ~$200
Regular diapers. $Infinite amounts
Soothies, wipes, pads, etc. $Infinite amounts
Bottles. (Our previous Doc Browns got enough use that they really needed to be tossed. They were at the point where even people who don’t care about BPA think there could be seepage.) $20
And I think that’s it for the newborn stage. Everything else we can use from kid #1… and the in-laws have already told us about the adorable outfits that just called out, so we’ll have some gender-specific clothing on top of the gender neutral stuff. You know, in case we have to go to a wedding or something.
So that’s around $1500. Maybe $2000. Plus those infinite paper/plastic costs.
What are we missing, if anything?
If you’re multiply fecund, did you spend a lot less on your subsequent kids than on the first?