Can You Give A Child Gas X?
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I would stay away from anything with Simethicone in it. It gives me more gas and makes my stomach hurt. If you have gas from constipation work on that and then you won't need the Gas X.|
||How much does it really cost to raise a child?
I have been trying to research this, but all the websites I find seem unrealistic - they say it will cost over $300,000 to raise a child from birth to 18. So my question to you is how much does it really cost for you to raise your child? And how much would a second or third child cost? I want six children overall. What is a rough approximation of what our household income should be in order to raise six children?
Cribs, baby beds, changing tables, childseat, bouncy chairs, exersaucer, tricycles, scooters, bikes, skateboards, baby monitors, playpens.|
Triple your grocery bill because one boy can eat enough for three people. And, because kids want the cook cereal with Dora on the box. And, because between working and caring for the kids, you pay more for convenience foods.
Health insurance premiums. Life insurance premiums. College savings.
Prenatal visits, hospital stay when you give birth, and followups.
Well-care checks. Many insurances don't cover them, and they can cost $200.
10+ diapers a day, approx 10 cents per diaper. Say $1 per day.
3 years, times 365 days = $1095 if your child potty trains at exactly age three. You might need pullups for night time for a few years. They are more expensive. Add another $300-400.
Formula, baby food, baby cereal, baby fruit juice, bibs, diaper rash ointment, baby shampoo, wipes, etc. Formula is like powdered gold.
Doctor visits. Medicine. One of my kids had asthma medicines that cost almost $300/month. Medical equipment like a nebulizer. Braces. X-rays because you're not sure they have pneumonia, or sonograms because they had more than one kidney infection. You're going to see your pediatrician so often that you'll think you live there, and you might as well have your paycheck sent directly to his office..
Childcare, $165 per week from birth to age 5 (free public kindergarten). 5 years times 52 weeks time $165. $42,900.
School lunches, $2 per day, 5 days a week, 9 months a year, 13 years (K-12). $5200.
Complete new wardrobe every spring and fall, every year, including jackets and shoes, underwear, socks,hats, mittens, whatever (kids grow fast). $1000 per year, for 18 years = $18,000.
Summer daycare, at least through age 11. $165 * 12 summer weeks, times 6 years (K-5). $11,880. plus registration fees every year. $150*6 = $900. Total around $12,780..
After school care, $50/week, 35 weeks a year, 6 years. $10,500.
If not public school, then add tuition for private school.
Swimming lessons, dance lessons, gymnastics, cheerleading, activity fees, field trips, registration fees, uniforms, sports equipment, musical instruments. Costs vary wildly, and can be VERY expensive. Let's just guess around $1000 per year or more.
PTA fees, school fundraisers, t-shirt order forms, etc.
A car for your young driver. Auto insurance (very expensive). Gas. Registration. And repairs when they wreck it.
Money for dates and outings with friends.
Christmas, Easter, Valentine's day,Halloween,New Years, birthdays, including the party AND the gifts. Depends on your budget, but very expensive. Many familys spend over a thousand just on Christmas.
Trip to Disneyworld.
Doing the "in" things, like BuildABear, Sweet n Sassy salon, Chuck E Cheese, Arcades, movies at the theatre (priced tickets recently?). Most are $100 a pop several times a year. State fair. Street carnival.
Purchasing a van, because your little 4 seater's not going to cut it. Gas for running back and forth to school, dance lessons, girl scouts, daycare, McDonalds, etc.
Redecorating your child's room several times, from nursery to young kid to teen.
Buying all the necessities for when they leave for college.
Add an extra 15% on every shopping trip, because baby is tugging on your dress asking "Can I have one of those?"
Enormous utility bills because your darling teen takes hour long showers, your young one never learned to close the door, and your teen thinks the thermostat should be set at 68 in the summer.
The cost of missing work every other week and not getting paid, for ear infections, stomach viruses, unexplained fevers, lice attacks. Kids get sick A LOT. Plus staying home or paying daycare for those frequent days and weeks when school is not in session for teacher in service days and fall and summer break. By the way, you go to work when you are sick, because you used all your sick leave on the kids.
Replacing your carpet, because it looks like you've had farm animals living on it. Replacing your furniture, because the kids have been using it as a see saw and a trampoline, or they're not quite potty trained, or they had that unfortunate accident with the chocolate milk.
Buying a trampoline, swingset, maintaining a pool, etc.
A new more expensive place to live with another bedroom, because baby needs someplace to sleep, with a yard, because baby needs fresh air and sunshine.
Interest on your debt, because you weren't fully prepared for the onslaught on your checking account.
If you divide $300,000 by 18 years, you get around $16,666 per year, or around $1390 per month. You'll pay an extra $600 to $800 a month on childcare, groceries and dry goods and medical, and the remainder will hit in large random chunks throughout the year. For a person making $50,000, that's about 33% of their income. And, then there's Christmas.
$300,000 might even be low.
chocolate butterfly cake|
Ingredients for the cakes
110g (4oz) butter or margarine
110g (4oz) caster sugar
2 medium size eggs
75g (3oz) self-raising flour - sieved
25g (1oz) cocoa powder - sieved
SuperCook Baking Cases
For the icing
1 x 325g tub SuperCook EasyIce Chocolate Butter Icing
75g (3oz) unsalted butter
175g (6oz) icing sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
milk or warm water
sieved icing sugar
Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Place the Baking Cases into a bun tin.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the eggs, if the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour.
Fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder with a metal spoon.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Take a sharp knife and cut a circle out of the top of each cake at an angle about 1cm (½ inch) from the edge.
Cut each circle in half and set aside.
Fill each cake with EasyIce Chocolate Butter Icing.
Alternatively to make your own butter icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft.
Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar and then add enough milk / water to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.
Sift and beat the cocoa powder in to the icing and use as above.
Place two halves of cake on top to resemble butterfly wings.
Dust the top of each cake lightly with the sieved icing sugar.
Makes: approx. 16