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Night Weaning My Son in 30 Days

Finally, the long awaited night weaning post! I've been posting for a while on my instagram about our adventure into night weaning, but I thought I would write an overview here for anyone who is thinking about starting it as well. I already know this is going to be a long one! So a little… Continue reading Night Weaning My Son in 30 Days

Life In Tokyo With Kids · Motherhood

My Favorite Baby Led Weaning Products

Baby led weaning can be super fun...but also very messy! There's a few products I've found to be extremely useful in the last six months and I think they will continue to be useful as time goes on. If you are considering doing baby led weaning with your baby, I would definitely recommend all of… Continue reading My Favorite Baby Led Weaning Products

Life In Tokyo With Kids · Motherhood

Baby Led Weaning And Why It Worked For Us

I can specifically remember, when Asahi was about five months old, sitting at my table eating my usual peanut butter oatmeal and realizing  that in a month I was going to need to make not only my breakfast but his! Five months postpartum was TOUGH. The four month sleep regression was still killing us and… Continue reading Baby Led Weaning And Why It Worked For Us

breastfeeding · Life In Tokyo With Kids · Motherhood

Breastfeeding Support in Tokyo

First, I just want to say, breastfeeding is HARD! And breastfeeding is even harder without support. Getting help, especially in the early days, does not mean you are a bad mother. In fact, it's the opposite! Asking for help is exactly what you should do if things aren't going well because even though breastfeeding is… Continue reading Breastfeeding Support in Tokyo

Life In Tokyo With Kids · Pregnancy & Childbirth · Uncategorized

Choosing a Maternity Caregiver in Japan

Congratulations! You're pregnant! But you're...in Japan. Now what? Bringing life into the world is intense enough, let alone doing it outside your home country. If you're anything like me, you turned to Google to help you find a caregiver and you probably got the same result as I did...Aiiku Clinic and Dr. Sakamoto! Although this… Continue reading Choosing a Maternity Caregiver in Japan

Life In Tokyo With Kids · Pregnancy & Childbirth

Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area

Caregivers in Japan can be quite conservative compared to other countries. When choosing a caregiver, it is important to do your research early in your pregnancy so you know their policies and what options are available to you (particularly surrounding pain relief) before it's too late to make a change. For more info about how… Continue reading Mom and Baby Friendly Hospitals, Maternity Clinics, and Birth Houses in the Tokyo Area