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Parenting

Are You Ready To Have A Baby?

Having babies has been turned into a trend when in fact, it should not be. There are many factors to consider when you decide to have a child, and sometimes we have them due to societal pressure. Your relationship status should not be the main driving factor in the decision to have a child, either. Children are not consolation prizes or marriage-saving devices. Children are human beings who grow up to form their own thoughts and decisions, and become their own person. 

1.     Are you financially stable?

Baby products Malaysia are not always expensive, but they are pricey as things accumulate. It comes as no surprise that having children is expensive. Babies grow quickly, and with their growth comes the need to keep up with it in clothes, food and other baby products. Going for the cheaper options on clothes and diapers is not always the safest option because the pricier ones are often the best material for baby skin. The best baby products, like baby oils, baby powers, strollers and cribs are also going to cost more as time goes on. The more long-term objects, like cribs and strollers have to be good quality to last longer. And furthermore, if you want specific gadgets or adaptabilities in your crib or stroller, the price becomes higher. Your finances need a hard and honest look before considering having a baby. 

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2.     Do you live in a good environment?

Are you going to continue living in the house you are currently in, or do you want to move out to a different place? Can you afford the place you want to move to? These are important questions to ask yourself as well. Finding a good home is most important. Consider if there are schools in the area, if there is neighbourhood security, or if there is any space at all for you to take walks with your baby. Are there any stores nearby that could assist you with consistent supplies of baby food, baby products and any products for yourself as well. These questions will ultimately guide you to your decision-making when it comes to picking out your home if you do decide to go for a new home, or whether to stay where you currently are. This question is also guided by your financial standing. Do you have enough savings in your bank accounts to actually manage moving to a new place that is safer and more convenient, as these places often come with a higher price tag. 

3.     How are you planning on having the baby?

How you are planning on having the baby is another important factor to consider. There are various ways of having a child that could be outside of intercourse. These include but are not limited to, artificial insemination, adoption, and IVF. Some of these procedures can get very costly and they are time consuming, so it is important to discuss how you want to have the baby and whether you can manage to go through the process.

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