How Much Does A Baby Cost

A question often asked, how much does a baby cost. While there is a dollar figure attached to every baby there are many moments in the life of a baby and the years that follow watching that child grow that no money could ever replace. Treasured moments, memories you will cherish can never carry a price tag or be paid in money.

Let this poem written by Edgar A. Guest, give you thoughts to think about when you are considering how much a baby costs. The verses may change your thinking about the cost of a baby.

Share this poem with parents, it will surely bring a smile to their face. We hope you enjoy the verses in this wonderful poem.

What A Baby Costs

Poet: Edgar A. Guest

How much do babies cost?" said he
The other night upon my knee;
And then I said: "They cost a lot;
A lot of watching by a cot,
A lot of sleepless hours and care,
A lot of heartache and despair,
A lot of fear and trying dread,
And sometimes many tears are shed
In payment for our babies small,
But every one is worth it all.

"For babies people have to pay
A heavy price from day to day -
There is no way to get one cheap.
Why, sometimes when they're fast asleep
You have to get up in the night
And go and see that they're all right.
But what they cost in constant care
And worry, does not half compare
With what they bring of joy and bliss -
You'd pay much more for just a kiss.

"Who buys a baby has to pay
A portion of the bill each day;
He has to give his time and thought
Unto the little one he's bought.
He has to stand a lot of pain
Inside his heart and not complain;
And pay with lonely days and sad
For all the happy hours he's had.
All this a baby costs, and yet
His smile is worth it all, you bet."

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Great words to share with new parents especially as they face unknown times. We hope it reminds them that while there is a financial cost of having a baby what they receive back no money could ever buy!


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