When you have an infant, there’s no shortage of advice from other parents on everything from how to swaddle your baby to what to feed them to how to get them to sleep through the night.
But what happens after your little baby grows up?
Not many people prepare you for what lies ahead after those early years of sleep deprivation and potty training. As your kids grow, so do their interests and energy. A whole new world of extra-curricular activities begins, and instead of spending your time changing diapers and preparing bottles, you’ll be shuttling carpools and coordinating after-school schedules. It will mean extra time and extra costs that you need to start planning for now.
Use this quick guide to help you get ready for some of the often-overlooked extra-curricular expenses you’ll likely have as your child grows.