Twins in Tokyo: Which double stroller should you buy?

Buying a stroller can be a difficult process, even for just one baby! But buying a double stroller, especially when you live in a condensed city like Tokyo, can feel like an impossible task. Before buying my double stroller, I did a lot of research on the available options and asked in my local twin [...]

10 Ways to Promote Oral Language Development in a Multilingual Environment (Ages 0-3)

I've been asked a few times to do a post about how I promote oral language at home, particularly since we are a bilingual household. My husband is Japanese and speaks Japanese to my now two-year old son and I speak primarily English. At two years old, my son is able to have conversations in [...]

5 Baby Products You Need Living in Central Tokyo (and a few you don’t!)

Living in Central Tokyo, especially as a person who grew up in a more rural situation (aka driving everywhere!) can be a learning curve when it comes to baby products. Now that my son is two, I feel like I am a bit wiser as far as baby products go! Here's a list of five [...]

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 [...]