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Financial Fitness: Costs of baby supplies are rising

Posted at 9:08 AM, Jul 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-19 15:55:31-04

BOISE, Idaho — In the past few years, the cost of baby essentials like diapers, wipes, formula and baby food has climbed close to 25%.

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Being a new parent is an exciting, but stressful time and tacking on the costs of being a new parent can be overwhelming. These rising costs are contributing to the 44% of child-rearing-aged adults who say it is unlikely they will have kids someday, according to Pew Research.

The Community Baby Shower is a fundraising drive to help raise money and collect some of these essentials to help local organizations, like the Salvation Army Booth Program, Family Advocates, WICAP in Payette stock up on essentials and continue to provide support and resources for families in need.

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Services these groups offer range from pregnancy education, getting GEDs, financial and life skills lessons, all the way to child care.

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You can donate to the Community Babyshower by visiting the Idaho News 6 website. Albertsons stores all over the Treasure Valley will be accepting hard goods donations (diapers, wipes, baby food, etc.) on July 26.