Ask any parent about the costs associated with raising a baby, and you'll encounter a bevy of mixed emotions. After all, having a child is an exciting milestone, but it's also an investment. In a baby's first year of life, a middle-income family can expect to spend $16,180, according to the USDA.

So how can you cut the costs of raising a child? KARE 11's Adrienne Broaddus reports.