23 May 2018

Top Three Essentials You Need to Spend On When You Have a Baby

I was jobless at the time I knew I was pregnant with our firstborn, Sophia, living under my mom's care as my husband and I weren't married yet then. It wasn't what I wanted for my baby but it was what I only had. Of course, having a baby is costly so we had to plan. Even if my heart was telling me to just stay at home and personally take care of her, our finances told me that I had to work. 10 years and a lot of career-shifts after, now with our second baby, Samantha, I finally decided to stay at home for as long as my girls need me. I love working but family first, always. I'm just so blessed that my blog gives me opportunities to still be at home and sometimes earn from it. And I can't thank God enough for that.

But let's be real, this isn't the case for all mothers. Others have to work two jobs or render overtime as often as they should because they have mouths to feed and a family to raise. So if you dream to have babies someday, here are some of the things that you need to financially prepare for:

VACCINE. That is, if you will vaccinate your child. Yes, there are parents out there who don't believe in what Science can do. There's nothing wrong with that, it's their choice (I just hope they will stay away from my kids hehe). If you can't decide, I personally encourage you to allow them to have the basics plus rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines. Best to ask a pediatrician who is also a mom. 

MILK. I strongly believe in breastmilk especially now that I am breastfeeding my 5-month-old baby but if you will not be as lucky as I am to do it, do whatever is good for you and your baby. Just to let you know, though that upon computing, you might spend P10,000 or more per month if you will feed your kid with formula milk. You might just need to buy a few nursing tops, nursing bras and pads but no regular monthly cost if you will directly breastfeed your baby like I do. A bit more spending will happen, though if you still have to purchase breast pumps, portable freezer, storage bags, feeding bottles and sterilizer but that's a one-time thing compared to, again, P10k or more monthly!

DIAPER. I prefer disposables for my sanity; not having to do the laundry as often as using cloth nappies. Please don't think that it is more costly to use disposables. You actually save more if you will only use the right one. Not because we are endorsing it but pooping aside, Samantha uses only two BabyLove Premium Gold Pants per day! It is that absorbent. No leaks, too! So for her size, it's like Php28 or less per day – very affordable compared to using 5 or more of other brands, which she previously used.

And for this month, they tied up with Similac Gainschool to bring you a promo you can't resist! 

When you purchase any Babylove product from May 21 to 24 at Shopee, you will receive Similac Gainschool sample and voucher for the next purchase with the value of Php350! Bongga, right? This is a limited offer for the first 100 customers, though. And first come first served only. Kaya buy na, mommies! You can shop here: https://shopee.ph/babylove_ph. Like them on Facebook, too for promo updates and more details: https://www.facebook.com/babylovephilippines/

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabyLove Philippines but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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