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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.

Where To Breastfeed And Change A Baby In Hong Kong 2016 Where To Breastfeed And Change A Baby In Hong Kong 2016

on Saturday, 01 August 2015. Posted in Life With Baby, Out & About, Life in the +852

A helpful tool for those frequent situations that need attending to ASAP!

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ny parent will tell you that when it comes to babies, everything is totally unpredictable, whether it be when they need their nappies changed, or when they get hungry and grumpy. Even if you and your bub are nipping down to the shops for an hour or so, you never know when a situation may pop up, so you’ve always got to be prepared.

Luckily, the metropolis of Hong Kong is a very baby-friendly one, with multiple changing and nursing facilities within walking distance of wherever you might be. Below, we’ve compiled a list of all these facilities conveniently scattered across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and the outlying islands for those emergency situations that just can’t wait.

 

1st Birthdays: Party Ideas & Tips 1st Birthdays: Party Ideas & Tips

Written by Clare Cassidy on Friday, 03 October 2014. Posted in Family Life, Life With Baby

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!

 

Dads: How to Help with Nighttime Feedings Dads: How to Help with Nighttime Feedings

Written by Steven John on Tuesday, 12 November 2013. Posted in Life With Baby

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. 

Giving you Permission to Be the Parent! Giving you Permission to Be the Parent!

on Tuesday, 02 April 2013. Posted in Baby Basics, Life With Baby

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!

Travelling with Baby – 5 Top Tips for Success Travelling with Baby – 5 Top Tips for Success

Written by MK Moore on Sunday, 29 March 2015. Posted in Toddler Tips, Break Time!, Life With Baby

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!

 

Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips from a GeoBaby Mum Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips from a GeoBaby Mum

on Friday, 25 July 2014. Posted in Baby Basics, Life With Baby

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.

 

Registering Baby’s Birth Registering Baby’s Birth

on Wednesday, 03 April 2013. Posted in Life With Baby, Life in the +852, Practical Advice

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.

Postnatal Depression Postnatal Depression

Written by Clare Cassidy on Thursday, 31 December 2015. Posted in Post-Birth Recovery, Life With Baby

Dealing with the bitter bout of blues following your baby’s blissful birth

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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.

 

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