Step 2 – Work out what your child needs

The next step is to work out what your child needs, and how much this will cost.

All children need clothes, food, and a roof over their heads. You might also need to think about child care costs. Other things will depend on how old your child is – for example, young children might need a buggy, whereas older children might need a mobile phone.

Need some help with this step? Our The cost of raising your child form aims to help you work out what your child's needs are.

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