The correspondent of SHE learned how much it costs to raise a child to school and what can be saved

With the advent of the child, the woman completely disengages the sense of time. First it stretches like rubber, and then suddenly your child turns out to be in the crowd of ruddy first-graders in flowers, bows and butterflies. Suddenly feeling like a first-graders mother, the SHE correspondent faced the problem of school fees and learned from her own experience how to quickly prepare a first-year student for the harsh school days, which can be saved and what is vital. 

clothing
One of the weighty elements of the budget is the school uniform. Faceless dresses with aprons are in the past, now every school has the right to determine how its students should look. If your school officially entered a form, most likely you took care of it in advance and have already received your order. In general, the price of the custom form (it is usually ordered in the summer, at once for several classes) is not much different from the price for the purchased one. For example, in the store “Sinar” ammunition for a boy (pants, shirt, vest) will cost 1600 rubles. Suit for a boy (jacket plus trousers), depending on the composition of the fabric, will cost about two thousand – in the “Children’s World” a three-piece suit for first-graders is sold for 2757 rubles. Dress and skirt for girls can be bought from 409 (NATI) to 1000 rubles. (“Children’s World”) and from 359 to 698 rubles. respectively. Not much cheaper clothes from the local manufacturer of the factory “Berdchanka” – a skirt with a vest – 1578 rubles, trousers for a boy – 640 rubles. In many children’s clothing stores, a crisis of white shirts has occurred – sellers complain that they are bought up faster than they bring. On the average, a shirt for a boy can be bought for 299 rubles. (“Children’s World”) – 340 rubles (NATI), and a blouse for a girl – for 329 rubles. (NATI) – 399 rubles. (“Child’s world”). Less strict models and more interesting colors will cost 1.5 times more expensive. “Clothes should be chosen depending on the shade, which is adopted in school. On the average, a shirt for a boy can be bought for 299 rubles. (“Children’s World”) – 340 rubles (NATI), and a blouse for a girl – for 329 rubles. (NATI) – 399 rubles. (“Child’s world”). Less strict models and more interesting colors will cost 1.5 times more expensive. “Clothes should be chosen depending on the shade, which is adopted in school. On the average, a shirt for a boy can be bought for 299 rubles. (“Children’s World”) – 340 rubles (NATI), and a blouse for a girl – for 329 rubles. (NATI) – 399 rubles. (“Child’s world”). Less strict models and more interesting colors will cost 1.5 times more expensive. “Clothes should be chosen depending on the shade, which is adopted in school.

A first grader will need a pair of classic trousers or skirts with a vest or jacket, boys – 3-4 shirts, girls blouses. For cold weather it is better to buy turtlenecks, “advises the stylist Lyudmila Bakulina. 

How to save money. Here you should not chase for cheapness – carefully look at the composition of the fabric: as a rule, frankly cheap clothes are very far from natural, and at such a young age, children are very mobile and in a synthetic blouse the child will be hot. The only way to reduce costs is to remember the municipal card, thanks to it you can get a discount, including clothing. 

Shoes and Sports
If you dress in a certain way not all schools require, replacement shoes are expected from you everywhere. As for the price, shoes for a girl in the “Children’s World” cost from 699 rubles., In NATI – 660 rubles. (lining genuine leather, top – artificial), leather shoes for a boy in NATI cost 999 rubles. And in the store “Kotofey” will cost 1000-1200 rubles. Sneakers for physical culture in the store “Sportmaster” can be found at a price of 700 rubles. and higher – but there are problems with the size. The Adidas sports suit will also cost 3000 rubles, more modest in terms of manufacturer and price can be found in NATI – 100% cotton for 759 and 679 rubles. for a boy and a girl respectively, a synthetic suit with a cotton lining, more suitable for outdoor activities, will cost 1500-1800 rubles.

How to save money. Shoes – another element of the list, not suffering economy. From the idea to adapt for this purpose, summer sandals are also better to give up. “Shoes should be soft, but with a tight closed back – sandals for change shoes are not suitable,” says Tatyana Zvezdina, an orthopedic trauma specialist at the Avicenna clinic. – The sole should bend slightly, like a sneaker. ” The only way to save money is to purchase shoes with artificial leather upper, the inner part must be made of genuine leather. 

Sunbathing
From the variety of backpacks and knapsacks, eyes flutter and arms scratched. The presence of the child somewhat complicates the choice – the presence of a brutal Spiderman or a spectacular Mermaid completely deprives children of common sense. Nevertheless, it is better to take the baby with you – a cute backpack, which seems practical and roomy, can not catastrophically fit in size. As for the model, to date, very popular orthopedic backpacks. As told in the store “Children’s World”, soft backpacks buy little, everyone wants backpacks with a solid body and an orthopedic back. They cost from 1500 to 6600 rubles. – the latter, in addition to the rigid backrest and the air-permeable material, have two pencil cases, a sack for shoes and a purse. The only negative, except for the price, is such a backpack is quite heavy – until 1400. 

How to save money.Although the soft backpack (500-600 rub.) Doctors do not recommend buying, you can find backpacks with a backrest of medium stiffness (800-1000 rub.), They are cheaper than their orthopedic counterparts, while they meet the requirements of doctors. 

“The satchel should have a wide shoulder strap so that it does not crash, the backpack should fit snugly to the back,” says Tatyana Zvezdina. – The back should be a little stiff so as not to repeat the shape of the child’s back. And it is desirable that the weight was small. “

Textbooks and office A
decent stack of textbooks and notebooks for first-graders is impressive – looking at it, you believe that the child will be provided with sufficient knowledge. On average, a kit for a first-grader costs 2-2.5 thousand. If you can not save on textbooks – there is an opportunity to break away from office supplies. Grandiose savings will not work, but several hundred can be saved. 

How to save money.In the store “Litera” we were assured that less than 300 rubles to spend on stationery will not work, on average you can fit in 300-1000 rubles. “Everything depends on what you will buy: a thin notebook of ordinary costs 1 rub. 69 copecks, color – 5 rubles., Handles are for 1 rub. 69 copecks, and there are also for 20 rubles, the same with albums, colored paper, etc. “, – says the commodity expert Yulia Priadonenko. In the store “Children’s World” did otherwise – a list of necessary (in the opinion of the store) purchases can be purchased at a reduced price, the minimum kit will cost 369 rubles. Do not forget about the small wholesale shops – by cooperating with other moms, you can get a good discount. 

In general, the cost of a beginner schoolchild is 6500-8500 rubles, and the parents of boys have more opportunities to save money than parents of girls.