• How Much it Costs to Raise Baby up to 6 Months

    Now that the baby is born, the expenses grow with him.
    by Rob Del Rosario .
  • baby smileYesterday we showed you how much the costs add up from pregnancy to delivery. Once your baby is born, you've only just begun.

    Entirely dependent on your financial capacity and planning system, health insurance is a reliable option for most couples. Do note, however, that Republic Act 10152,or the “Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2011,” provides  for at least eight essential vaccinations to be given at no charge at your Barangay health center for children 5 years and below. However, regular visits to a reputable pediatrician is essential to ensure optimum health, and peak development.

    Should you opt to use formula milk, or are unable to breastfeed, doctor-recommended formulas abound. Take special precautions for lactose intolerance or other allergies. Ideally, buy the smallest can or box first to see how your baby will take to it.

     

    Healthy baby

    1. Vaccinations

    a. Health Center – Free

    b. Pediatrician – Average of P2,500/month x 6 months = P15,000

    2. Pediatrician Check Ups only – Average of P500/month x 6 months = P 3,000

    3. Formula (If this is an option) P1,500/month x 6 months = P9,000

    4. Insurance, on low average P5000/year (personal with dependent or child only) = roughly P500/month

    Conservative total cost: P30,000

     

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