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    How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Hi all,

    Please share how much money do you spend on your baby monthly? Eg, milk powder, insurance etc...

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    For my 4yo boy (insurance, classes, maid, etc etc): $3k
    Now with #2 coming along, will expect it to increase to $3.5k before #2 attends preschool & most likely $5k once #2 attends preschool.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    wow!! That's really a lot!

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    my 16mths old girl:

    230 for classes
    80 for milk powder
    70 for insurance
    26 for baby wipes, diapers
    100 extra allowance for maid.

    still got what else huh

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Per month
    175 for play-group
    550 for nanny
    350 insurance
    200 milk power
    36 diapers
    30-50 on cereals.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    wow wow looks like baby monthly expenses must at least be 1k and above!!

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Wondering if anyone can share how much expenses are needed to take care of a newborn for the following options?

    (1) Nanny
    (2) Infant Care
    (3) Maid
    (4) Parents

    I'm a MTB and expecting #1 so am looking at pros and cons vs expenses. TIA!

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    i think if you wanna cut down costs you can ask your parents or your parent in law to help you look after the baby. Cus they usu wont expect much. LOL. I got a cousin also make use of her own mother in law to take care of the baby even though she hates her mother in law but she wanna cut down cost so no choice haha. Somemore she is living in her parent in law place so no money and space to let her new maid sleep too.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy Wong View Post
    i think if you wanna cut down costs you can ask your parents or your parent in law to help you look after the baby. Cus they usu wont expect much. LOL. I got a cousin also make use of her own mother in law to take care of the baby even though she hates her mother in law but she wanna cut down cost so no choice haha. Somemore she is living in her parent in law place so no money and space to let her new maid sleep too.
    I think make use is quite a bad thing to say... Even though there might be some conflicts here and there with mother in law, dont't forget that no matter how, they shower the most unconditional love to our child even if they dont't handle professionally like nanny or maids. At least they never had the intention to hurt their grandchild should they are unhappy with their dils.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by keefu View Post
    I think make use is quite a bad thing to say... Even though there might be some conflicts here and there with mother in law, dont't forget that no matter how, they shower the most unconditional love to our child even if they dont't handle professionally like nanny or maids. At least they never had the intention to hurt their grandchild should they are unhappy with their dils.
    Haha she told me herself she couldnt tolerate her mother in law but is just making use of her to help her take care of her child. She is going to move out from her parent in law in 2 years time when her kid is bigger and can go for childcare. I do agree that giving own family members to take care of their own kids are better than childcare or maid. But then if got conflicts with the issues of the way to raise kid, you also cannot say much to your parent in law cus they will not be happy. If is maid or nanny, can straightaway say them.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreema View Post
    Wondering if anyone can share how much expenses are needed to take care of a newborn for the following options?

    (1) Nanny
    (2) Infant Care
    (3) Maid
    (4) Parents

    I'm a MTB and expecting #1 so am looking at pros and cons vs expenses. TIA!
    Wow! congrats on that! I bet you're so excited about it. I can't wait to have one. I hope soon.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    my baby girl is 4 month now.

    milk powder: $40 per tin. 1 month around $120-$160
    diapers:$36 or lesser.
    insurance: $100
    infant care :$270 ( if use baby bonus card, i pay $135 cash then )
    misc : clothes, toys, etc etc, baby girl, alot things to buy, maybe $100?

    less than $500 on my case. =)

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Gem, your IFC very cheap. Can share which one is it?

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    mine is learning vision.
    hmm.. staff rate. thats why. ^_^
    i reg with them when i was 2months preg. super kiasu.
    i only managed to secure a space last month.
    gonna start on 1 sept. =)

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gem2505 View Post
    my baby girl is 4 month now.

    milk powder: $40 per tin. 1 month around $120-$160
    diapers:$36 or lesser.
    insurance: $100
    infant care :$270 ( if use baby bonus card, i pay $135 cash then )
    misc : clothes, toys, etc etc, baby girl, alot things to buy, maybe $100?

    less than $500 on my case. =)
    Got less than $500 meh?

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy Wong View Post
    Got less than $500 meh?
    hmm.. about that bah. my girl gonna start her infant care in sept.
    now she drinking step 1, so milk powder a lil more ex. slowly the milk powder $ will go down coz step 2,3,4
    are so much cheaper.. $10 diff for 1 tin comparing to current one.

    i spent around $500 like that only.

    if i really breakdown until very detailed...
    current milk powder usage is 11-12days- 1 tin. so 1 month around 3 tins? i bot from an online mummy who does supplying for friso milk powder, she charging $37 per tin. so 1 month usage is $111.
    diapers: 1 day about 6pcs, 1pkt diaper, 84pcs- $17.50, 1 pc cost $0.21. 1 month usage $38.
    insurance standard . $100
    infant care ( when starting in sept'11 ) : cash payment is $135 nett for 1 month.
    misc : difficult to guess. if baby sick, suddenly see nice nice dress all that. cant resist.

    so on confirmed spending, its around $384. misc really dont know how much .
    vaccination etc.. all use baby bonus card.

    clothes wise, i bot quite alot before my delivery which can last till 9mths. + my girl is small size baby, car wear quite long on the clothes. alot of pass down from my friends n cousin. my niece is 9mths old, so the timing for pass down just nice. ha!
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    Delivered my girl on 03 Feb 2011 & my boy on 03 Jan 2013 =)

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    thanks for the details. =)

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    1-4months old
    Milk powder $46x5 tins a month. $230
    Pampers $25x3 $75

    4-6 months add in cereal , fruits , biscuits maybe about $30?

    Insurance $170.

    Beginning cheaper ley. When she 6 months old I change to similac $78.50 now $81 for 2 weeks.
    1 month $160 on milk. 1 week fish $20. Vegetables all. Cereal. She tend to eat alot . So cereal 2 types, 1 week 1 pkt each.

    Plus vacine $100 per jab? Aiyo I think grow older more expensive! Pampers lesser also. Size m manny poko pants 34 pieces only! And cost $15.20! Lol
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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    1) Wife not working so already minus income - 4k
    3) Cook food - 200
    4) Diaper - 50
    5) Infact care - 600

    Total cost 5k

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    1) Milk Powder -4 tins/month ($130)/month
    2) Diapers - $20
    3) Wipes - $10
    4) Cereal - $10
    5) Education Fund - $100
    5) Misc Expense - $50(max)

    Total = $270/month

    Injection just took the normal package . They always say take this package. Its recommended bla bla bla. Last time we also had normal jabs but we still alive and healthy mah so just decided to go with the normal package.

    I'm not working so taking care of my child full-time. For those who spend on maid its like waste of money . Rather give the child to mother-in-law to take care. I know some of us really hate the in-laws but what to do...save money mah!

    As for insurance...dint take so hi-fi one. Only took the Medishield premium which is $33/year i think!

    Go shopping...sometimes can't resist nice clothes...bedding sets. So just buy them. And buy some washing powders every month which costs around $7 I think.
    Last edited by hira; 20-07-2011 at 02:12 PM.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    1. Milk Powder $34/tin (I try to buy when there is a bundle promo, I month about 4 tins) $136
    2. Cereal/ Snacks -$10 3. Diapers $32
    4. Insurance- $200X2 (Education fund) $110 (Whole Life) + medishield $550
    5. Miscellaenous items (toys etc ) $80

    Total : $798

    Sending her to school in dec : $about $400/month

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykay2009 View Post
    1. Milk Powder $34/tin (I try to buy when there is a bundle promo, I month about 4 tins) $136
    2. Cereal/ Snacks -$10 3. Diapers $32
    4. Insurance- $200X2 (Education fund) $110 (Whole Life) + medishield $550
    5. Miscellaenous items (toys etc ) $80

    Total : $798

    Sending her to school in dec : $about $400/month

    wow kaykay, your baby expenses so high.. but im sure your baby is very well insured. =))

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by hira View Post
    1) Milk Powder -4 tins/month ($130)/month
    2) Diapers - $20
    3) Wipes - $10
    4) Cereal - $10
    5) Education Fund - $100
    5) Misc Expense - $50(max)

    Total = $270/month

    Injection just took the normal package . They always say take this package. Its recommended bla bla bla. Last time we also had normal jabs but we still alive and healthy mah so just decided to go with the normal package.

    I'm not working so taking care of my child full-time. For those who spend on maid its like waste of money . Rather give the child to mother-in-law to take care. I know some of us really hate the in-laws but what to do...save money mah!

    As for insurance...dint take so hi-fi one. Only took the Medishield premium which is $33/year i think!

    Go shopping...sometimes can't resist nice clothes...bedding sets. So just buy them. And buy some washing powders every month which costs around $7 I think.
    Wah your monthly expenses quite low .. hehe

    Hire maid is a waste of money .. but then depends on your situation also. Some people cannot do without a maid whereas some people salary is high enough to afford a maid. Yup agree that best is to ask family members to look after the baby. My cousin hated her mother in law but no choice, becus of saving money so still let her take care. Haha

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    hi Mandy,

    I kaisu , cos i'm not young, so i wanna make sure she has the funds to go tu University! Nowadays very ex!!And she's only 21mths! inflation inflation!

    No need to buy so much , it really depends on the parents kiasu-ism.

    I already save on the part of the caregiver $$$ cos my mom takes care of my gal and i only give her the same amount i've given all these years.

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    Re: How much is your baby expenses monthly?

    Well, its all just about how we manage our expenses carefully. Ya I agree if your salary is high, then can hire a maid. But if no choice then have to ask in laws to take care whether we like it or not I think the cost of Infant Care goes up more when people hire a maid or nanny to look after the child.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy Wong View Post
    Wah your monthly expenses quite low .. hehe

    Hire maid is a waste of money .. but then depends on your situation also. Some people cannot do without a maid whereas some people salary is high enough to afford a maid. Yup agree that best is to ask family members to look after the baby. My cousin hated her mother in law but no choice, becus of saving money so still let her take care. Haha

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