Friday, March 2, 2012

Are you ready for another baby?

When you are married, everyone keep asking:"when are you going to start having babies?" After you had your first kid, the next question:"when are you going to have a second one?" Mummies out there, please raise your hand if you had exeprienced the same.

How or what to consider when deciding to have a second child? The decision to have a second (or third, or fourth) isn't always easy. The Chinese belief having a dragon baby (meaning a baby born in the year of dragon) will bring good luck. No offence, I do not believe such myth.

Raising a child is an expensive affair especially with the rising cost of living in Singapore. We need to consider: 1) financial stability, 2) age - a major factor, especially for the mother. If you are below 30, you definitely can have a few years to spare (good for you); if you are over 35, then is a different story. This is a chicken and egg dilemma considering when is the best time to have another one. 3) consensus - both husband and wife needs to consent to the decision as this may be a new wave of changes to the current lifestyle. Tough decision, isn't it?

Let me share a good news to you, which may not be widely publicised. If you are considering having a baby, go to Maybe Baby and take the plunge into parenthood and pledge. Be the 1st 100 couples to successfully conceive after you pledge and you will be rewarded with by Abbott Nutrition products. Good luck!

This is my Tiger baby - roar!

1 comment:

  1. I got asked if we were having babies on our wedding day! My two little ones are 13.5 months apart, youngest only being 4.5 months and I already want another! Aarrgg!