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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New born baby experience, cost and advice

This is my parenthood experience as a new daddy and yve as the mommy
  • When got to know yve is pregnant ... we were happy and also worry too as this is our first child and no experience at all.
  • Yve been finding information from internet and we have consulting advices from experience parent and gynae as well.
  • The truth is when comes to the actual delivery date ... can say we are a bit 'kelam-kabut' - messy and not well prepared thou we thought we well equipped with knowledge for new born care.
  • My advice is the first week experience is a tiring week for the dad and mom to settle down.
  • Lots of people saying that to have baby u need money .... yes, u will definitely need some money .... dun talk bout the cost for raising the child but the cost during the pregnancy till delivered. Below is the estimate cost:-
    + Monthly check up with ultrascan (RM 110) per month visit x 9months and last month weekly visit = RM 1,200
    + Supplements for mom (RM 50) per month x 9 months = RM 450
    + Hospital Labour fees (Private and natural birth) = RM 3,300
    + Confinement Lady and ang pow = RM 3,200
    + Confinement recipes, herbs, rice wine, ginger wine, etc for a month = RM 2,000
    + Milk powder (in case no breast milk for the first week) = RM 80
    + Pampers per week (RM 50) x 4 weeks = RM 200
    + Pediatrician monthly visit = RM 60
    + Baby stuff, stroller, baby cot, car seat, napkins, creams, etc = RM 4,000
    Total = RM 15,000 +- needed ...


2 weeks old (19th July) ... envy his long finger nails ... longer than mine ... lots of new pattern and behaviour coming demostrated by Dylan.

  • As for the first week, we are worry bout the jaundice, hiccup and rashes....thou it is a mild one and nothing to be serious a bout...new parent should take it easy and listen to the confinement lady advice.
  • Internet has been a very useful source for us to understand more bout baby behaviour and health....if need any baby info, google it!
  • If doing breastfeeding....get consultation from midwive and friends who are doing breastfeeding...very important advice! Most of the mom gave up at the start of the first week! Mom will know this experience soon.
  • My next challenge is without the confinement lady after her one month period over. I am worry when Dylan fall sick like cough, flu and fever! Hope we will notice it earlier and know what to do by that time. Need more advice from experienced parent on this matter.

22 comments:

Agnes said...

Dun worry too much!! I'm sure u & Yve can handle it when come to that situation.

Angie Tan said...

It's expected. My sis is expecting twins.. So, double the cost!! They're stocking up on milk and etc now... :P

vialentino said...

agnes: yeah....got friends advice and read up from internet...shud be ok

angie: twins...wah...so nice ler....one time can kao tim...she planning for 3rd one? congrats to ur sis

Adrian & Aeiween said...

Hi Via, ya that's why i said must save money first! lol~ having baby is a bit expensive especially now. Not like last time our grandparents can have 10 kids also doesn't matter. But i always said that no matter how expensive i must have at least one baby in my life~ =)

I always heard my second sister in law saying that baby feed with breast milk is very healthy. It's good for mommy and the baby~ so can try to ask your wife to feed longer lo~ i still remember that time my sister in law feed her baby girl until 1 year old. Hehe~ that's why her kid very healthy and strong! Tell you the most fun part is during that time, everytime i open the fridge i sure can see her breast milk put into different bottles with the label of the days and the time. Scary right? LOL =D

But no matter what, i know you and yve are the perfect parents for the baby Dylan~ HeHe~

Mei Teng said...

What about education and all? Having kids isn't cheap these days.

uLi.佑莉 said...

Wao~ Dylan is transforming ^^

=::~+Reiko+~::= said...

LOL! Your son is sure one happy baby got so many new stuffs you guys bought! XD

All the things including clothes, strollers, toys etc of my son are 2nd hand stuffs from aunties and uncles! LOL!

Anyway, becoming a father sure is a great big challenge for you, but just try to take it easy and not too stress about it. If you're nervous or depress about it sure your wife will influence by you, you have to take care her emotions also ya~ Woman after giving birth often drown in their own depression or mood of blues... Beware!

Anyway, gambatte!!! Hehe!!!
Take care and wish you a happy daddy life ahead!!!

cHrIstInA_YY said...

Hehe, Dylan is so adorable ^^v I'm sure both of you can handle everythin' nicely and smoothly as the best way to learn is when you're actually experiencing them by yourself *cuddle*

CH Voon said...

I think you sure can handle your baby one...

I think you need to learn how to bath your baby...

This month, i think you cannot sleep well because possible your baby wake up at night...

take care you can doing it

vialentino said...

wah....thanks for the advice and comment...will reply to u all individual in ur blog...appreciate it so much

wat i can say...being a parent is not easy for sure but it is exciting and lots of new experience....

Fraulein said...

Congratulations! I guess everything is worth it seeing the baby smiles.

Cindy Khor said...

woah, i didn't know that new born baby could cost that much money too, and here i was thinking about how children only start use our money while they start their education. oh dear, really need to prepare kao kao before having a baby.

MeL said...

I just gave birth to a baby boy 4 months ago in Sydney and cost us about AUD7800 for the entire pregnancy plus the first month. this includes all costs you mentioned. i get baby bonus from the government so it helps to reduce the cost.

but the childcare is very expensive, about AUD85 to AUD105 a day. Yes, a day!

TINTIN said...

Hello Via, baby so so adorable!! Ya, it's not easy to become parents. When baby is crying 3 things u have to look at, it's either he already pee or poo, hungry, need to be feed or he is not feeling comfortable~too cold or hot, not feeling well-fever, stomach discomfort, etc..etc... Baby cannot tell us, we have to check it out lo!! Enjoy each and every moment with him! Take care..

renaye said...

wow. raising a child now esp in kl is no joke. no wonder some married couple saves for like 2 years before having a child.

Jys said...

is your confinement lady good? I might need one next time.. hehe...

Joshua said...

Hehehe! U r officially Uncle Vialention! BTW ur BB look very cute and handsome.

kenwooi.com said...

haha cute..
all the best! =)

kenwooi.com

LittleLamb said...

ehheheh no easy adjusting to new life...
anyway if u need any baby help, email me at racheljtle@gmail.com

babyfiona said...

hi first time here!

No worry, I am sure that both you and your wifey will be able to handle Little Via :D

Mine Little-D is only 2 months plus and we are handling it very well now ;). Kind of :p
cheers up!

p/s: Little Via is so cute!

MiChi said...

wah~~~!!! that's really not cheap to have a child~~!

haha...btw, congratulation! i'm sure the little Dylan bring more rainbow and laughter to your home

Jobless Girl said...

Congratulation. If your baby is healthy and happy. It worth the price that you pay for.

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