Having children and starting a family is part of the life plan of many Mexicans. In the country, It is estimated that an average of five babies are born every minute.according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
As if that were not enough, the birth rate in the Mexican Republic showed a notable increase in 2021, when we were in confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Registered Births Statistics (ENR), there were 1,912,178 births, the highest number in 11 years.
However, having a child is not as easy as it seems. It is about a new being that comes into the world and that needs essential care to survive and continue with the cycle of life, in addition to many, many diapers.
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Tec. de Monterrey carried out a study to find out how much it costs to have a son or a daughter in Mexico considering the expenses from birth to 18 years of age. According to the institution, in this 2023, parents will spend:
- Between 36,000 and 90,000 pesos in clothes
- Up to 3,200,000 pesos in food
- Approximately 3,500,000 pesos in education.
For her part, the driving He estimated that a mattress of about 260,000 pesos is needed to cover the nine months of gestation and the initial nine months of the baby’s life. This last figure exceeds the cost of a used or even new car.
Stork on the way: How to save for the arrival of the baby?
The arrival of a baby in the family is undoubtedly good news that implies assuming responsibilities both personally and financially. Sam’s Club recommends buying in bulk items that will be needed every day.
Some of the essentials are diapers and wet wipes. There are some other secondary products such as soaps, creams or even packaged food that can be purchased in unique presentations; In the long run, they will mean great savings, since they will take a long time to perish.
From 2015 to here and thanks to the pandemic, Internet purchases have gained ground and today they are equitable, with diapers and baby wipes being the most sought after products. A great advantage of shopping online is that you can compare prices and have a greater offer of brands.
Having a baby is not easy from any area in which you want to see it. Bringing a new life into the world requires responsibility, mental and economic stability, health and a lot of love.. What is your future plan? Would you like to start a family or have more children?
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