Hi everyone, DH and I are figuring out when we are going to start TTC and part of that is the finances of it... I've read about national averages for day care costs but I know that can vary a lot in reality. I live in the FAR northeast... as in practically out of the city (basically bensalem). I was wondering if anyone in this area could give me an estimate on how much child care (full time) costs for a newborn. I'll have 12 weeks of Mat. leave so it would be after that. and then when that changes to toddler and cost wise... sorry if I'm getting all the categories wrong, I'm new to this!