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Child Development Co-Savings (Baby Bonus) Scheme

Child Development Co-Savings (Baby Bonus) Scheme

Welcome to the Baby Bonus Online, a portal for parents to join the Baby Bonus Scheme and open a Child Development Account (CDA) with greater convenience.

Baby Bonus Scheme

Children bring joy to the family. To support couples in their decision to have more children, the Baby Bonus Scheme helps to lighten the financial costs of raising children. The Scheme is part of the Marriage and Parenthood Package and enhanced in Feb 2023 to provide parents with more support in their child's early years. The Scheme includes a Cash Gift and Child Development Account (CDA) benefits. The CDA benefits comprise the CDA First Step Grant which will be automatically credited after CDA opening and dollar-for-dollar Government co-matching for each dollar that parents deposit in the CDA, up to the co-matching cap. 

The enhanced Baby Bonus benefits was announced on 14 Feb 2023.  For eligible Singaporean children born from 14 Feb 2023 until the date the changes are implemented in 2024, the eligible children will continue to enjoy the current benefits.  The enhancements to the Cash Gift will be disbursed from early 2024.  The enhancements to the CDA First Step Grant and CDA co-matching cap will be implemented from early 2024.  Parents will be notified when they can make the additional deposits into their child's CDA to enjoy the enhanced Government co-matching.

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Joining the Scheme

You can submit the online form for your child to join the Scheme as early as 2 months before their estimated delivery date. Please click here for the form.

Cash Gift

You can expect to receive the cash gift within 7 to 10 working days of your child’s birth registration, or after completing the online form, whichever is later. You can use the cash gifts to pay for your newborn child’s expenses.


You can expect your child’s CDA to be opened within 3 to 5 working days of their birth registration, or after completing the online form, whichever is later. Singaporean parents do not need to make a trip to the bank to open a CDA.

The CDA is a special savings account. You can open a CDA with DBS Bank, OCBC or UOB. You will have up to 12 years to save in your child’s CDA. The Government will match your savings in the CDA within 2 weeks. Babies born from 14 Feb 2023 will receive up to $5,000 of First Step Grant in addition to CDA co-matching contributions, up to the eligible child's prevailing cap. You can also refer to our FAQ section for more information regarding the CDA First Step grant.

You can use the savings in the CDA to pay for educational and healthcare expenses of all your children at the following Baby Bonus Approved Institutions (AIs):

    i)     Child Care Centres

    ii)    Kindergartens

    iii)   Special education schools

    iv)    Providers of early intervention programmes

    v)     Providers of assistive technology devices

    vi)    Hospitals and clinics​

    vii)   Pharmacies

    viii)  Optical shops

You can refer to the list of AIs​.

Government-Paid Leave Schemes (GPLS)

The Government-Paid Leave Schemes (e.g. Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Childcare Leave) under the Marriage and Parenthood (M&P) package aim to foster a pro-family environment in Singapore. These leave schemes support parents in managing their work and family responsibilities. Self-employed parents and employers can claim for reimbursement via the GPL portal.

For more information, Ask Jaime, our Virtual Assistant or contact us at 1800 253 4757 or