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Little Things Moms Love about Japan

Little Things Moms Love about Japan

Let us celebrate the Little Things Moms Love about Japan. Being a mom in Japan can be a huge challenge, especially if you don’t speak the language. However, there are also so many little things that make our lives a bit easier and fun each day. Cheers to being a …

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Roppongi Cooperative Playgroup

The Roppongi Playgroup is a parent-run cooperative for children 1.5 years up to age 4. Here the children develop an early love of school and friendship through a combination of free play, stories, snacks, music and crafts. Activities vary from week to week and season to season. Your little one will …

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Japanese Gifts for Baby – 0-9 months

Great Japanese Gifts for Babies 0-9 Months

As moms of six kids, we often get asked about great gifts for Baby. Zero to nine-month babies are typically non-mobile but are highly stimulated by high-contrast colours, sound and motion. Also by nine months many become solid sitters and crawlers. You do not need to invest in a lot …

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10 Best Baby And Toddler Items For 100 Yen

10 Best Baby And Toddler Items For 100 Yen When you have little ones, it’s strange how things just seem to disappear!  Sure, you can get baby and toddler goods online or at retailers like Akachan Honpo, but not to be overlooked is the 100 yen shop. Japan’s 100 yen …

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How to Hire a Helper in Japan

One of the most common conversations amongst busy moms and working parents is how to hire a helper. There is a lot to consider but here some info to help you out. The three most common options are; 1. hire a local service company to provide help, 2. sponsor a …

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10 Best Japanese Items For A Toddler

10 Best Japanese Items For A Toddler My daughter just turned 15 months old not too long ago, and it’s still a shock having a “toddler” in my care. Luckily for me, my sister-in-law, who is a mom of 2, has been there to help me on my journey. She’s …

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10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home We love to watch our babies grow and explore their surroundings, but we don’t often realize what’s dangerous until they’ve gotten their little hands and months on something! Baby proofing items are called itazura boushi guzzu (イタズラ防止グッズ) and you can …

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Traveling With Babies and Toddlers – The Essentials

Traveling With Babies and Toddlers – The Essentials The holidays are here – are you ready? For many of us, the upcoming holidays mean travel. Whether you’re traveling within Japan or internationally, going by car, plane, train or boat, you want to make sure you have everything when traveling with …

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Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients

Weaning is an important milestone in a baby’s growth. To help you here is our Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients. As parents, we want to make the right choices regarding baby’s food and diet. In Japan, weaning typically begins when babies are around 5 or 6 months …

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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

Winter is just around the corner. Wanted to share my curated recommendations on preparing for winter – 10 Items to make living in Japan more comfortable. Below are products that have excellent customer reviews in Amazon.co.jp, and are shipped for free immediately from Amazon.  If you have your recommendations, please …

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10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Parents

Let’s face it- we’ve got our work cut out for us as parents. We hope this list of 10 Best English and Japanese Baby Apps for Parents helps you our. Finding the perfect work-life balance as well as finding time to take care of ourselves, we’re also responsible for the well-being …

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Japanese Medicine Cabinet Essentials for Baby & Kids

Japanese Medicine Cabinet Essentials for Baby & Kids Despite their tiny size, it’s often hard to keep up with babies and toddlers. Because they are still exploring their boundaries and newfound abilities, this can sometimes lead to accidents and injuries. It’s best to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet so that …

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Japanese Baby Skin Care Products – Best Sellers and Organic Choices

Japanese Baby Skin Care Products – Best Sellers and Organic Choices In recent years, there’s been an increase in the selection of skin care items available for newborns, babies, and toddlers. These products match parents’ demands and concerns regarding products that are gentle on a little one’s sensitive skin. These …

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Reading Japanese Food Labels – Allergens and Tips

Reading Japanese Food Labels – Allergens and Tips  A challenging part of life in Japan is navigating the supermarket aisles and deciphering the labels. You may be wondering how to recreate home dishes using ingredients available at your local grocer, or you may have special dietary restrictions or allergies. Food …

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Guide to Nursing Pads in Japan – Brands, Types and Where to Buy

Guide to Nursing Pads in Japan – Brands, Types and Where to Buy Nursing pads are an essential item when breastfeeding. They can provide comfort and discretion by preventing leaks and keeping your skin and clothing dry. While many of the best-selling nursing pads are praised for their absorption, nursing …

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Guide to Baby Formula in Japan – Brands, Types and Where to Buy

Guide to Baby Formula in Japan There is a dizzying colorful assortment of baby formula available on the Japanese market. This guide will help you navigate the aisles by introducing the various types of baby formula and their manufacturers. Packaging You may be surprised to find out that concentrated liquid …

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How to Pack a Toddler Travel Bag

Toddler Travel Bag

If you have a toddler and are traveling soon, empower your toddler to be independent by pulling their travel bag, here are some tips on How to Pack a Toddler Travel Bag.  Our four year old started carrying her travel bag (carry-on) travel bags last year, and responsibly pulled it …

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