From practical information about having a baby in Hong Kong to tips on travelling with your wee angel, we’ve got your back as you embrace your new life as a mom! Don’t forget to check out our checklists and tools too.
Travelling with a baby or toddler may seem like a daunting task, but it is achievable and can even be relatively stress-free. A little planning goes a long way; check out our five top tips for tot travel and enjoy a happy holiday for all!
Hong Kong’s geographical position as the gateway between the East and the West lends itself as an ideal travel hub. Whether it’s a quick getaway or an adventure of a lifetime, family holidays give us a chance to relax together, leave our routines behind, bond with each other and create some unforgettable memories for our children. Here are five top tips for travelling for holiday happiness, smooth sailing and a bon voyage!
A GeoBaby Mum shares her tried-and-true tips on how to breastfeed with new mums.
We’ve all been there: we put our babies to our breasts but… nothing. Or it's something not quite what we were hoping for. For a first-time mum, it’s natural to get frustrated when breastfeeding doesn’t work out, or your baby refuses to suck for more than a couple of minutes, or your supply seems like it’s completely dried up.
Find out registration procedures for baby in Hong Kong.
Registering the birth of your baby is a fairly simple process in Hong Kong. The hospital should give you a birth return (a document that records the baby’s birth) and automatically sends a registration to the birth registry, which is run by the Hong Kong Immigration Services. Upon the receipt of the documents by the registrar, which typically takes two weeks, you can make an appointment at the Births and Deaths General Register Office.
Dealing with the bitter bout of blues following your baby’s blissful birth
ostnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression, is a form of depression that lasts from several weeks up to a year that women (sometimes even men) may experience following childbirth. It can develop within the first three weeks after delivery, although in many cases it is not apparent until around four months after.
An entire year has zoomed by since you welcomed your tiny bundle in to the world - it’s madness, we know! So now it’s time to start thinking about celebrating their 365-day existence with some good friends, yummy cake, and a nice bottle of bubbly. Cheers!
Despite your baby not having the faintest clue as to what all the commotion is about, first birthdays are a very special occasion nevertheless, especially for the parents, and of course, the family photo album. Don’t forget, it also marks a proud milestone for you: as Ma and Pa, it’s your one-year anniversary since you entered parenthood!
Get that baby fed, changed, and back to bed - pronto!
It’s 3 am, you and your wife are both in bed with busy days looming ahead, and your newborn baby is sleeping in a bassinet (or a crib, co-sleeper, or whatnot) near the foot of the bed. Except, of course, the baby is not sleeping, even though it’s the middle if the night and you and your wife desperately need sleep. Instead, chances are the baby is screaming bloody murder.
Need a few parenting tips to make your life easier? Meeting the needs of both yourself and your child can be tricky. Baby sleep consultant Natalie Ebrill shares her advice on how to be a smart, effective parent.
Starting to feel overwhelmed by your child? Babies quickly become stronger and smarter, and learn how to get what they want from doting parents. Read on to gain greater control over your young one, and be the parent that your child needs!
In Hong Kong's sweltering summer, it is vital to protect the skin from sun exposure. Yvonne Heavyside from The Family Zone covers the basics of sun protection to help your family have a safe, sunburnt free season.
Summer is upon us. Now is the time to remember to protect ourselves and our children from the sun's harmful ultraviolet light rays. Whilst some sun exposure is an important source of vitamin D, which is used for bone building, we have come to learn that too much sun can significantly increase the risk of skin cancer and premature ageing of the skin.