Description:Having kids is expensive and now, new government numbers show the cost is rising.
According to a report from the USDA, parents with a baby born in 2012 will spend nearly quarter of a million dollars over 17 years.
That’s up about $6,000 from the year before.
That number doesn’t include the cost of college.
Among the reasons for the increase include child care, health care, and clothing expenses.(1:43)