yes ! Ssurprise.. I was happy too. Better than nothing
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Hello mummies and daddies!
oh gosh we're so lucky have our baby in June! Fathers will have a week paternity leave(with effect from may) and parents will get extra 2k(rather than 4k) from before!
yes ! Ssurprise.. I was happy too. Better than nothing
share your 1 week so dads can have 2weeks of leave. the payout $6k can might as well dump it into the baby saving acc to match the government 1 for 1 saving
Ya daddybiker, sounds good ! We just dump it into the baby saving acc to double it up
But the amount can't be return even after the kids grown up right. Can only all the way use for education right? like childcare pri sch, secondary, poly,uni,ite. After that what will happen to the remaining amount.. if there is any left.. (most probably not)
I heard can use even for injections, doctors all that too. So I think 12k for till primary still okay. Especially if you intend to put your child in infant care, childcare .. Cause it tends to cost quite a amount in long term... And the injections, doctors... I think the remaining amount will be refunded back to the parents.. Cause my friend also like that..
good to hear that. anyway i will go check it up. if manage to find any information will share with you ladies
Hi all mummies,
i am helping my friend to advertise she is selling babies & children's clothings at a cheap price please help like it and share to your friends if possible, help to purchase some clothings too
hello June mummies, I am 18 weeks today! can feel more kickings .. what an amazing feeling!
and oh i stopped eating green bean totally for 2 weeks already and my discharge has become less.. Thanks misolive for the tips!
Counting down my weeks to 29 June..
Hi everyone! I went for my gynae appt today at 20 weeks and gynae said 99% girl. Was hoping for boy cos already have a girl. But i guess 2 girls, 2 years difference will look quite sweet tog, almost like twins.
Missolive, i asked my gynae about the tailbone pain. She said could be due to baby's head pushing on my pevic bone during delivery last time. Although should have healed, but maybe current baby is pressing on it and aggravate old injury. Like you, i only felt this tailbone pain recently... I bought a donut seat cushion online and it seems to work for now.
Roudz, Daddybiker: Yah, the CDA account (the one where the govt matches dollar to dollar up to 6k) can be used for jabs, pediatrician visits, health pdts at pharmacy, infant/childcare and stem cord storage. So definitely can find a use for it. Unused amts will be transferred to Edusave acct all the way to JC and then CPF/Medisave (if still have balance).
Mopiko, good to hear no problem we help each other here ya
Mrsred, wow i always want to have 2 girls, envy hehe..I am sure they will be very close like friends. My sisters are one of the biggest blessing in my life. I have one boy, this one probably a boy too, will have the check up this monday to confirm, cannot wait hee..oh btw, thanks for the info about the pain. Now I'm using a cushion too hehe..
Btw mommies here do the stem cord bank? I didn't do for the first one. I'm wondering whether it is necessary?
hi missolive! stemcord i have, for my first girl. i feel for "IN CASE" purpose, should at least have one cos you never know what will happen. maybe you should consider getting this time round then at least if really suay suay they still can Share Share use TOUCHWOOD .. you not necessary have to keep until age 25, when you feel that cover long enough nothing happen then stop also can..
Have anyone of you gone for prenatal massage? Any recommendations & price etc?
Hi Qian, may i know where to find more info re: stem cord bank and how much is it? thanks.
I'm going to store with stemcord this time round! Didnt do it for no.1. My friend did a comparison between stemcord and cordlife. Cordlife is a bit cheaper. Stemcord stores the cord blood as 2 packs, 2 dif locations. For both places, each pack can only be opened/used once. Cannot "re-store" whatever is left. That's why we're going for Stemcord.
I also want prenatal massage!! Anyone can recommend? Faitheee, pls let me know if h hear of any!
O_O stemcord? I didn't hear of that before... :x what's that for?
mopiko: For more info, you can go to stemcord.com. And for your quick reference,
StemCord Pricing 1. Enrolment Fee (Initial One-time Payment) Single Total Fee: Enrolment fees are due upon signing of Agreement and prior to the Collection Kit being given. S$1,580* 2. Annual Storage Fee 1st year Payment due upon enrolment free of charge 2nd year onwards Payment will be due on the 1st day of the birth-month of client’s child S$275.00*
with referrals, you get discount for it, i forgot how many percent. I signed up through a friend and now my friends sign up through me to enjoy the discounts. You can get my particulars if you want. then in comparison to cordlife, stemcord is better because the store the cells individually, tts the reason why i chose it in the first place.
for prenatal massage, previously the one i went is very expensive, $240 for 90mins i think, and basically they dont dare to massage you hard so not shiok too. so this time i never go for any prenatal massage. so not recommended.
roudx: in case in future baby kenna blood cancer or some disorders, instead of having to wait for some donation of bone marrow which chances are very low, we can use their own cordblood cells to save their lives. something like insurance loh. last time i never think too much about life until when you have your own baby, its so different. sometimes i think their lives more impt than my own. but then parents' lifes are equally impt now cos we need to be alive in order to take good care of them. so just treat it as buy an "amulet". lol
so 1st year is free.. Then subsequently , $275 every year for the deposit of the stemcord?
first yr you pay $1000+ for the deposit (can deduct fr CDA), subsequently after discount shld be 100+ for the annual storage which i'm paying now.
Thanks Qian.. will discuss with my hubby tonight... I'll let you know if we decide to sign up with stemcord
lol sure, eh but i dont represent stemcord ar! i just like to market for stuffs if i think its good. lol
lol.. for a moment that was what i thought. stem cord is the same as stem cell right
hi Ssurprise, i am a SPR, if my hubby is a citizen, what will happen to the paternity leave? does he eligible too?