So I thought I would write a post for any BF-ing mothers who are out and about in Osaka and looking for places to feed baby. I guess if you have a nursing cover or scarf or something, you could theoretically feed your baby anywhere, but if you are a bit shy and uncoordinated (like me), you might prefer somewhere a bit more private. Let`s start in Umeda (north part of Osaka) and travel down the Midosuji line to Namba (south part of Osaka) because that`s where I do most of my shopping and am always looking for places to sit down and rest with Aiden. UMEDA Hankyu Department Store (10F) Hankyu Ings (B2F = basement 2F) Isetan Department Store (7F) Daimaru Department Store (10F) Comme Ca (5F) Hep 5 (4F) HONMACHI Akachan Hompo (4F) SHINSAIBASHI Daimaru (new building 9F/old building 7F) NAMBA Marui = OIOI (4F) Namba Parks (5F) OCAT (3F) In fact most big stores that sell baby clothes also have a feeding area. Most of them have private partitions (usually separated by curtains), sinks to wash your hands, some of…
It has come to that time in my pregnancy when we are discussing baby names. As we did with Aiden, I wrote a list of names (mostly English names) that I like, and then passed it to Yoshi who is thinking about how they will sound in Japanese (along with the Japanese characters that we could use). It is a hard process, especially with girls names it seems!
Anyway, in my searches I came across the top boy and girl Japanese names for 2016 here...
The top boy names are... Haruto Souta Yuuto Haruki Sousuke Riku Yuma Yuito Aoi Takumi And the girls... Hana Sakura Yui Rio Akari Aoi Koharu Honoka Ichika Sana Nothing too surprising there, but interesting that one name appears on both lists... Aoi. *It seems that there are lots of different `popular names` lists out there, and I have already seen 4-5 with completely different names haha! Anyway it seems that the words for flora and fauna do seem popular (Hana = flower, Sakura = cherry blossom etc.)!
For those of you who know me personally, or those with an eagle-eye (and who looked closely at the 7-5-3 pics), will know that we are expecting again! Baby number two is due in the first week of February 2017 and we are most excited! Everything has gone smoothly so far and the remaining 9 weeks will fly by for sure.
So the next few posts will be all about pregnancy in Japan - some new stuff and some things that I`ll re-write and update from my last pregnancy (almost 6 years ago!).
Hope to get some input and comments from those who have been pregnant and given birth in Japan, so feel free to contact me :)