5 expenses to plan for before the baby arrives

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These are the five most common expenses for every couple in the second trimester of pregnancy in Singapore.

The moment that you discover your pregnancy merely marks the start of your joyous journey. The first trimester passes like a breeze and you are soon in the mobility phase again. The nausea may have receded, the baby bump may not be very visible, and the doctor might even allow you to fly!

If this is your first child, you may not realise until further down the road, that these few months are to be enjoyed! Seize the moment to travel freely as you might not have a similar opportunity for years to come. Mums and dads, these are the five things you HAVE to spend on in the second trimester!

1# Babymoon

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If you have not planned one yet, now is the perfect time. There are a lot of destinations around Singapore that are perfect as babymoon destinations! Plan a less hectic and a more relaxed vacation, as your energy level may not be the same! Remember, you are planning this trip to relax, not explore!

The things you definitely want to keep in mind are:

  • Proximity to the nearest hospital
  • Duration of travel and terrain

Always remember to check out the travel deals to that destination. Many a time, you will end up getting a good deal on the airfare or hotel booking, or even a cashback on your card.

2# Preparing the house, creating a baby checklist

Now that you are relaxed from the babymoon, you need to make a few changes to the house. You have to make room for the many things you would be buying for the tiny one!

The first thing to do is to prepare a baby arrival checklist. This should include all the things the new mum and newborn would need, at least for the first month – items such as bedding, bathing, diapering and feeding for the baby, as well as nursing and confinement for the mum. Take the chance to find out from other new mums to have a quick shortlist of what you will need!

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