# Teens: Think You're Ready to Be a Parent?

1. What is the average cost of pre-natal care in the first year?

a. $420

b. $1,500

c. $550

d. $2000

2. What is the average cost of an emergency room co-pay, if the woman has insurance?

a. $20

b. $50

c. $Free under most plans.

d. $120

3. What is the average cost of baby food for one year, not including formula?

a. $300

b. $At least $1,000

c. $672

d. $200

4. What is the average cost of diapers for one year?

a. $1,152

b. $320

c. $536

d. No less than $2,000

5. What is the average cost to raise a baby in the first year only?

a. $500

b. $2,250

c. $10,158

d. $6,456

6. What is the average cost of clothing for the first year?

a. $708

b. $200

c. $1,000

d. $500

7. What is the average cost of feeding for the first year?

a. $972

b. $475

c. $500

d. $700

8. What is the average cost of nursery items?

a. $450

b. $500

c. $1,000

d. $693

**ANSWERS: **1. B. $1,500. Emily said $420, nearly one-third the actual cost.

2. D. $120. If Emily worked 20 hours per week, after taxes, that would be all of the money she had made for the week.

3. C. $672. Emily said $300 and says she plans to breast-feed. However, this figure accounts for just the price of food once the baby can eat solids.

4. A. $1,152. An average baby will use 320 diapers per month, and 3,840 per year. On Emily's budget of $600, she would only change a diaper twice a day.

5. C. $10,158. Emily's answer was $500. If Emily works 20 hours per week, at minimum wage, she will make just $146 a week, $7,592 per year, almost $3,000 less than what she'd need to take care of her child on her own.

6. A. $708

7. A. $972. Emily said $475, nearly half of what it would cost.

8. D. $693. This number doesn't even take in to account travel gear (stroller, car seat, etc.) or feeding supplies (highchair, bottles, bibs).