Raising a Child In Malaysia

From baby clothes and shoes to food and education expenses, it’s quite a challenge to raise a child in Malaysia. Are you excited to purchase a new baby travelling bag in Malaysia? Well, baby care is more than just purchasing baby essentials. There are plenty of things that should be considered, and at that to the parenting challenges you would face in the long run.

Check Ups and Pregnancy

Congratulations! Having a baby would not only challenge you emotionally and physically, it can also impact your wallet negatively. The expenses begin once you visit your gynecologist. You can either go to a private hospital, or the Klinik Kesihatan, where you don’t need to pay a single cent. Expect to pay for supplements and medications.

The Delivery

You have many months to decide if you want to deliver your baby in a Malaysian government hospital, or a private one. This may appear a simple decision, but cost you a lot.

Normal Delivery in a Government Hospital

Baby delivery without any kind of procedure such as epidural or suction cup can coast approximately RM100. With the mentioned procedures, it can cost more than RM 200.

Cesarian Delivery in a Government Hospital

If you chose to deliver your little one in a government hospital through a CS section, it will cost you nearly RM1,000.

Private Hospital

Having your child in a private facility is a good option. The price, however, would very from one private facility to another. If the baby delivery doesn’t have any complications, be ready to pay around RM15,000. With surgery, you might be asked to pay more than RM20,000.

Baby Check ups

The expenses would go on after the baby comes out. Of course, caring for the little one would require regular check ups. This is another decision-making process. Should you go public or private? Settling for a government facility is free, but the entire consultation would take almost the entire day.

Here is a short list of baby essentials that you need to take note of:

  • Milk
  • Diapers
  • Utensils
  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Confinement in case of emergency
  • Insurance
  • Birthdays parties
  • Education