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What to pack for a flight with kids

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What to pack for a flight with kids

On my first trips with Bean, I had an one-page list of things to pack which I printed out from a mom's traveling blog, and filled my backpack with maybe fifty things that I thought to pack "just in case" - only to find that the backpack was so full I couldn't find where anything was! lolz. And I never used half of them anyway, so instead I carried a heavy load AND a baby around wishing that I hadn't brought so much.  

Having learned from this experience, here are a list and some tips I've accumulated to make you calm and have a relatively painless ride: 


The little truth about big sisters

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The little truth about big sisters

I am the youngest child in my family and I have one big sister four years elder. Since when I was a child, my mom has always told me the funny story about my sister when I was born. Apparently she thought I came from the hospital as she cried and and insisted that my mom should return me to the nurses to come home with her! Well, it's been well thirty years since I knew that story but I never fully empathized with my sister as much as this year, when I expected my second baby.

Becoming a big sister/brother is a big change and having the first child Bean make me realize how scary it could be ... So I decided to make a little play book for Bean which would help her visualize how it is to have a baby arriving.


9 things to do on a rainy Hong Kong day

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9 things to do on a rainy Hong Kong day

After a long winter now comes summer - with days of blazing sun and unbearable heat combined with rainy days and typhoons, like today. Dont you love Hong Kong for this? If you are stuck for ideas to entertain your active toddler, here comes a few ideas that have been tried and tested by me and Bean :) They are all very simple but great way to pass the time.  1- Painting! The trick is to turn on some music as soundtrack when they are at it - better some calm, classical or otherwise not too upbeat! We have a...


Our first GREEN MAMA'S pop-up - June 26, 2017 at Baumhaus Wan Chai

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Our first GREEN MAMA'S pop-up - June 26, 2017 at Baumhaus Wan Chai

It's hard to find eco-friendly, organic baby & kids gears at reasonable prices. That's why Little Bean's Toy Chest has teamed up with two other mumpreneurs' brands to bring you this exclusive summer sale - featuring the most earth-friendly products that we have handpicked with love.  When: June 26, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm  What: clothes, toys, feeding gears, travel gears... for babies and kids - all eco-friendly, organic and ethically sourced. Brought to you by three fantastic brands:  Little Bean's Toy Chest - handmade wooden toys and quiet books, with classic and whimsical designs - all at affordable prices ...