For each first child in the family, the state gives 300,000 dinars, which is quite enough to support the baby and provide him with everything he needs for almost a year.
Namely, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, announced new demographic measures, so from January, mothers will receive 300,000 dinars for the first child instead of the previous 100,000 dinars, and benefits for the second child will also be increased.
This can all be bought for this much money, and if you catch a discount, you can even save! Of course, this budget has everything a baby really needs.
For the first hours and days of the baby’s life, only a few things are necessary, and that is 20 disposable diapers, cream for the diaper region and wet wipes, because there is no bathing in the maternity hospital yet. This whole set costs around 1,500 dinars.
The first clothes
In a year, the baby grows at least six numbers, that is, the size of the wardrobe changes the same number of times. For that period, it is necessary to provide at least four or five sets from head to toe of each size. These include socks, caps, unbuttoned bodysuits, sweatshirts, pants. The average price of one set is around 2,000 dinars, and multiplied by four, that is 8,000 dinars. If six sizes change during the year, that is 48,000 dinars.
During the walk on winter days, the baby steels, but also the parents’ wallets. A spacesuit, boots, a hat, a scarf, a sweater and thick trousers are obligatory, and it is necessary to set aside about 20,000 for them. Of course, it goes without saying that you chose a good price-quality ratio, you didn’t buy something second-hand, but you didn’t take modern and expensive variants either.
Although most babies sleep with their parents during the first days, those sweet torments pass quickly, so it’s time to become independent and occupy their own territory. The price of this piece of furniture ranges between 10,000 and 40,000 dinars, but parents who have the former say that they lack nothing.
– For the first child we bought the cheapest crib that existed in the store and we were guided by the thought “to fall apart by the third year, it doesn’t matter, for the second we will buy another”, but it remained fully functional and now we use it for another baby – says mother Ivana M.
The walk is relaxing for both the parent and the baby, and psychologists especially emphasize that it is important for connecting. When she goes for check-ups, for the vaccine, but also for shopping, the baby has to be comfortable in her limousine, and yet the one who drives it needs to be comfortable picking it up, carrying it, getting on the bus and so on. The cheapest stroller we found, which can be adapted for both lying babies and those who can already sit, costs 11,999 dinars.
For several years now, the law has been in force that a child up to three years of age must ride in a child, safety seat or basket, except in vehicles for public transport of passengers (taxi, bus, etc.). The cheaper variant costs around 7,000 dinars, while the average price is 20,000 dinars.
Diapers in a year
All those who had a baby know what kind of fracture a baby can make, and some artists also dealt with the topic of diapers, so they estimated that the mountain of all diapers that a baby consumes during the year would be the size of a ground floor house. That pile, at the average price, if you buy large packages (8 diapers a day, 365 days a year, 2,920 diapers, times 23 dinars per piece) costs 67,160 dinars.
For those babies who for some reason their mothers cannot breastfeed, supplementary feeding, ie artificial milk, is also necessary. While one can of 400 grams costs around 900 dinars, and a maximum of four was spent in a month, that is 3,600 dinars a month. In a year, that amounts to 43,000 dinars.
Creams, shampoos, baths are not a big expense, on an annual level it is around 3,000 dinars.
When all these costs are added up, you get 224,659 dinars, so there are 75,341 dinars left that will cover toys, booklets, and maybe some insurance or time deposits.
Costs for a year
Maternity hospital 1,500
First clothes 48,000
Winter equipment 20,000
Car seat 20,000
Diapers for a year 67,160
A total of 224,659
Assistance for the second child will also be increased, and we will find out exactly in two weeks. Parental allowance, ie compensation and allowance for another child, currently amounts to a little more than 243,000 dinars. That amount is paid in 24 equal monthly installments of 10,000 dinars each.
Both the fees for the third and fourth child are paid monthly, for a period of 10 years: the fee for the third child is a little more than 1,460,000 dinars (120 equal monthly installments of 12,000) dinars, and for the fourth child a little more than 2,190 .000 dinars (120 installments of 18,000 dinars).
Dmitrović: One-time help is not the end
Speaking about the help in resolving the housing issue, ie 20,000 euros, he stated that he should see with lawyers what it will look like, but he explained that “the condition will certainly be that the partners are married”. He stated that from January, most things will be known.
– If someone does not want to have a child, it is completely legitimate and money cannot stimulate him. These are serious amounts of money to start with when a child is raised.
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