Baby and Kids

Useful food you can get at a Japanese convenience store to feed your baby

When you are travelling with a baby, there are times you need to get baby food at a convenience store. Unfortunately, most convenience stores in Japan do not sell baby food. But don’t worry! There are many other food that you can feed your baby instead. Baby-friendly food you can get at convenience stores 1. …

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Where a typical Japanese mom go to with her baby on a weekday

Many moms in Japan, especially stay-at-home-moms and moms on a maternal leave, have a hard time deciding how to spend the day with her baby/kids. I am no exception. So I wanted to share my experience on how to spend an ordinary weekday in Japan with kids. Common places Japanese moms take their kids on …

Motherhood

How an ordinary Japanese mom spends her day (with two kids)

Being a stay-at-home-mom with two young children can be pretty overwhelming. I always wonder how other moms are going through this stage. What do they do everyday?  Where do they go? When do they prepare dinner? Here is an example of how I spend a day with my #1 daughter (2 years old) and #2 …

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What is a “Maternity Mark?”: Where/when to get it, important reasons why you should wear it (Pregnancy in Japan)

If you become pregnant in Japan, there is a key chain that I recommend you to wear in public. It is called the “Maternity Mark”. I will introduce you to the maternity mark, and give reasons why you should wear it in public. What is a Maternity Mark? “Maternity Mark” (マタニティーマーク)is a key chain distributed …

Motherhood

7 reasons why birth rates keep decreasing in Japan (from a Japanese mom’s perspective)

Japan’s birth rate has decreased to a point that it will not be able to support its own country in the future. Why? Japan seems to be a rich country with everything you need, with education, food, health etc. Then why are families deciding not to have kids? Why are families having only one or …

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Nursing and baby rooms near JR Sannomiya Station, Kobe Japan

Sannomiya is the central area of Kobe city, Japan. It is a very convenient place but if you decide to go there with a baby, it is a good idea to know where the nursing rooms are. Nursing rooms (授乳室 ju-nyu-shitsu)are rooms specially made for mom and babies as a place to breast feed. Rooms …

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Where to buy baby strollers for cheap price in Japan

Here are some of the best places to buy baby strolles in Japan! Where to buy strollers and save money in Japan 1. Amazon Japan If you haven’t registered for Amazon.co.jp (it’s different from amazon.com !) do it right now! From my experience, Amazon has the cheapest price for almost any baby items, including strollers. …

4 BEST places in Himeji to enjoy with kids! (by a local Japanese mom)
Baby and Kids

4 BEST places in Himeji to enjoy with kids! (by a local Japanese mom)

Are you travelling to Himeji Japan with your kids? Do you live in western Japan and are looking for baby friendly activities to go on a weekend? Here are some of the best places to go to! See also: BEST places in KOBE Japan to visit with kids! 4 BEST activities in Himeji to enjoy …