So my boyfriend and I have always kept our finances separate because it just works better for us that way. We want to open our first joint checking account and use it for all things baby...daycare, diapers, clothes, formula, food, toys, nursery furniture, etc. Our problem is that, this being our first baby, we have NO idea how much money we should be putting into the account each month. We know daycare will run us about 1,000 every month but besides that we are clueless on how much we will spend on everything else. We both bring home about 3,000 a month on average. Of course, once all the other bills are paid we usually only have a few hundred each left for spending cash...so my question is...how much should we be putting into the joint account each month? I know y'all can't give me an exact amount but an estimate would greatly help...especially from STMs who have done this before!