You may have seen people on social media spending on full-month or 100-day celebrations for their newborns.
Cakes & decos, fancy photoshoots, and more, you name it, they have it.
But you know what, it’s okay not to have all that. There’s no need to stress yourself out and spend so much money just to “fit in” or impress.
Honestly, your baby probably just cares about milk and love, not fancy parties.
Just don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking you to not celebrate at all. You can still have a small gathering with friends and immediate family members that fits your budget.
But at the end of the day, what matters most is the love and care you give to your baby, not how “wow” the celebration is.
Save money for more important things
I’m sure you want to give your baby the best life possible, right?
But if you spend too much on unnecessary things, then where’s the money left for the more important things?
You would be better off using that money for milk powder, diapers, or even saving up for their (private) education in the future.
Avoid unnecessary stress
Having to take care of yourself and a newborn is stressful enough, why add to your distress?
With things to buy and prepare for the celebration, plus all the friends and relatives to come and kachiau you?
I would very much say, “No, thank you” and take the time to heal and spend time with my baby.
Create your own meaningful event
Maybe you and your partner can take a weekend vacation to mark the occasion or do a simple photoshoot for a keepsake.
Then, when your kid grows up, at least there’s something left to look back.
At the end of the day, celebrate and cherish your newborn in a way that feels financially right for your family.
Don’t be pressured to follow what others do, just do what makes sense.
And if I’ve got that bit of extra money to spare, I would rather spend it on a ready-made baby food subscription plan to save myself some time daily.
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Yes, I know it’s hard to be “left out” seeing people spending effort and money on full-month or 100-day celebrations for their newborns. But you know what, it’s okay not to do all these things. Traditions are made by humans and you can tweak the trend. Most significantly, you would be far better off saving that sum of money for your baby’s future or spending them on baby essentials and more. Dare to take the road less traveled!