Baby Care : Make Sure You Can Afford a Baby

Money is very important in parenthood, but it is not the only consideration. However, once you have organized your finances, you will be less stressful. Are you already purchasing new baby accessories and baby shoes in Malaysia? Well, you need more than just baby bath accessories, shoes and clothes. Below are just some of the things you should take note of. 

Prenatal costs

  • Regular checkups, monthly and biweekly
  • screening tests
  • ultrasounds
  • bloodwork
  • screening for genetic abnormalities

Delivery costs

  • Normal or c-section
  • Specialists fees, pediatrician, obstetrician, gynaecologist, and anaesthesiologist
  • epidural and anaesthesia, if used
  • hospital room charges
  • surgical fees
  • nursery fees
  • laboratory fees
  • medications or supplies

Other services

  • Epidural administration to reduce labor pains
  • Assisted delivery and birth induction
  • Nursery and laboratory fees

Maternity Costs

Post Delivery

Confinement Care

  • Live-in confinement care services
  • Mother at confinement centre
  • Mother cared for at home by mother or other family members
  • Pediatrician Visits
  • Vaccination schedule 

Baby Care

  • A babysitter
  • A maid
  • Grandparents

Other needs

  • Formula milk 
  • Breast pump
  • Solid food
  • Stroller
  • Car seat
  • Crib
  • Playpen
  • High chair
  • Changing table
  • Diapers
  • Clothes