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Big Baby Bucks: The Ultimate Saving Money With Infants Quiz
by Staff
Saving money with a baby isn't as hard as you might think. From hand-me-down clothing to medical expenses, take this quiz to see just how much you know about saving money with your little one.

How much money does it cost to raise a child from birth to age 18 in the U.S.?

  • $125,000
  • $250,000
  • $500,000

True or false: One of biggest financial burdens for families is the rising cost of food.

  • true
  • false
  • True, but only in the Southeastern United States.

Which item should you NOT buy used?

  • car seat
  • stroller
  • baby rattle

What is the average cost to formula feed a baby for one year?

  • $600 to $800
  • $1,400 to $1,700
  • $2,000 to $2,100

True or false: You can save money on baby-related products by using coupons.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only on formula.

Which of the following is NOT a way you can save money on disposable diapers?

  • Be open to store brands.
  • Buy truckloads at a discount.
  • Use coupons.

True or false: The cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 increased by 40 percent between 2000 and 2011.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only if you have multiple children.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, how much has the average household income dropped since the year 2000?

  • 2 percent
  • 7 percent
  • 15 percent

Coupon use hit a record high in what year?

  • 1984
  • 1992
  • 2001

Why should you be careful when buying a used crib?

  • Cribs aren't generally built to last.
  • It may have been recalled.
  • Other kids' teeth marks are gross.

True or false: Breast pumps are now tax-deductible.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only if you buy more than one.

How much money can you save per ounce by making your own baby food rather than buying it?

  • 20 cents
  • 25 cents
  • 30 cents

True or false: You can save money by not buying baby clothes in advance.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only for girls.

True or false: You can save money at the hospital by getting samples in the maternity ward.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only if you have a C-Section.

What's the average cost of a babysitter per hour?

  • $3 to $7
  • $8 to $12
  • $13 to $16

True or false: You can save money on medical costs by breastfeeding your baby.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but only if you use the most expensive formula on the market.

Which of the following is NOT a major advantage of breastfeeding?

  • It enhances development and intelligence.
  • It saves money.
  • You always know how much your baby is eating.

What's a good way to save money on your hospital bill after having a baby?

  • Don't turn on the television.
  • Bring your own sheets.
  • Bribe your nurses.

Which of the following clothing items can your baby do without?

  • hats
  • shoes
  • mittens

True or false: As you receive or buy baby clothing, you should wash all the items right away.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but you should use special laundry detergent for sensitive skin.