Introduction: Congratulations! You and your partner just found out that
you're preganant and are going to have a baby. Luckily you still have 34
weeks until your baby's expected arrival, so it's time to plan and figure
out what you need to buy.
|2. Task: Your
task is to create a plan for all expenses for the first month of your child.
Remember that initially, you will need to buy furniture and other one-time
items for the baby which will make it an expensive month. There will also
be other recurring items that will need to be purchased every month.
|3. Process: Work
with your partner to complete the chart titled "Things to buy for your
baby". Discuss with your partner your overall strategy in shopping
for items (disney, cartoon character, animals, expensive, inexpensive).
Split up the list with your partner and use the following online stores
to find all the items you need. You can shop at other stores if you choose.
Burlington Coat Factory
Complete both sides of the handout
"Things to buy for your baby" Chart - 40 pts
"Having a baby - thinking critically" Worksheet - 20 pts
Conclusion: Hopefully, you have learned that having a baby requires
a lot of resources. We just examined the financial needs for one month.
We know that expenses continue as the child continues to grow and require
the parents help to feed and clothe them. You can imagine there are other
resources one must have as a parent as well - such as time, patience, emotional
and physical stamina. Having a baby is an exciting time for any parent,
but most people do not realize or anticipate all that it requires.