This is a day in the life of a Japanese mom and baby. 

This is Moe.

Day in the life of a Japanese mom and baby in Tokyo


 A 27-year-old new mother living in Tokyo and her day starts earlier than most wage earners in Japan While her husband and baby are still sleeping, she must quietly start doing laundry making sure not to wake her baby. In the morning, she quietly prepares a bento lunch for her husband.


 A traditional Japanese bento is made up of various dishes that take time and effort to prepare. In today's bento, include Tamagoyaki, grilled fish, some side dishes, and rice while you cook. He also makes Rinyushoku, which means baby food in Japanese.


 Handmade baby food is more common, as store-bought baby food is expensive in Japan. To save time, moms will prepare a lot at once. Freeze it in ice cubes and heat it when needed, but also. Japanese mothers tend to feel guilty about not doing it at home. Oh no, the baby is crying. One thing about being a mom is that our children often distract from chores around the house. Oh well, your baby stopped crying Bonito, I guess today's Bento is Boriben. There is so much love in that Bento box. This is Susan, Moe's nine-month-old daughter, and so the day begins. So changing Sutan's diaper is the first thing she does when the baby wakes up. Oh, and now her husband. is finally up. When did Rinyushoku start eating? Suton is eating natto porridge, broccoli puree, and Bonito flakes.


 In fact, Natto, which is fermented soybeans, is one of the most popular foods to feed to babies in Japan. So this is Motoki and he'll be out for a morning run before starting his workday. Okay, so Moe should be with Susan right now. Let's see how you are Good morning Damn. I suppose feeding babies in any country is a daily challenge. It is always so? You don't feel like eating huh? Now you can finally have your morning coffee. Wait, can you drink caffeinated coffee? In addition to baby food, Moe should also take time to breastfeed his baby regularly. Now he is changing his diapers for the second time today.


 How many times do you usually change diapers a day? He also says that he spends about $ 90 a month on diapers. What would be the average in your country? So this is pretty much the beginning of the day. She prepares food for Sutan and is now preparing for herself and her husband.


 It's almost 8:30 So he's already been preparing for the day for three hours. I'm a little excited to see how the rest of the day is going to go. But before that, let's ask you some more questions. When you gave birth, how long were you in the hospital? Five days?! Oh, in the US it's usually about a day and a half. So in Japan, most deliveries occur naturally without anesthesia or pain relievers. In fact, most hospitals in Japan don't give mothers the option Do you do your laundry every day? In Japan, hanging clothes outside to dry instead of using a dryer is still very common, so much so that most houses and apartments are designed with a space for hanging clothes. Oh wow, she has a small urban vegetable garden in her garden. common.


 Especially in Tokyo, since most people in the city live in apartments without a patio. Therefore, Moe's husband has several restaurants in Tokyo and is generally very busy in the evenings and on weekends. But she says that he does what he can to help take care of Susan. Oh wow, Suton is watching TV but in English. Moe also believes that it is important for her baby to learn English, so she has more opportunities in the future, so she exposes her to English as much as she can.


 Can you speak English? Now Moe can finally have breakfast since Susan didn't eat much before. Moe is feeding her again. Wow, it's nap time for Susan. Moe turns off the light entirely with a crib cover and uses a white noise device to help her baby sleep.


 Again, Moe needs to be very quiet during this time so as not to wake Susan up. This is all part of the baby's daily routine, as her mother trains her to eat and sleep at specific times during the day. So your mom can better manage her own schedule. So Moe has plans to have lunch with her friend. So you need to quietly prepare while Sudan takes a nap. This is a traditional Japanese drawer called Kiritansu that is specifically designed to store Kimonos, a traditional Japanese garment. In fact, the most used to be a geisha apprentice known as Maiko in Kyoto for six years until she was twenty-one. Kimonos are what initially led Moe to become Maiko and remains a huge part of her life as she even teaches wear Kimonos for private clients.


 The reality is that many Japanese these days, especially the younger generations, don't know how to put on a kimono. Nowadays, many Japanese hire professionals like Moe to help them wear a kimono for weddings, tea ceremonies, and other special formal occasions. Now that she's finished dressing, she has to pack a baby bag and prepare the stroller. baby to travel. It is supposed to rain today. so you need to attach the rain cover. It seems like a lot of preparation is required before leaving the house with the baby. So while Susan sleeps, she has some free time to do her own hobbies.


 Let's see what she's doing. It seems that Moe is posting her kimono photo on her Instagram Moe is quite aware that childhood is a critical time for a baby's learning and development, so she actively talks to her baby as much as possible. How much did it cost you to give birth? The amount of financial support from the government depends on the city or district you live in, but no matter what, in general, there is some form of financial support. The national average is about four hundred and twenty thousand yen, about thirty-eight hundred dollars, per what the case of Moe would be paying almost half. Is the delivery in your country so expensive?

So trains are the main means of transportation in Tokyo. So Moe walks to the nearest train station from his home to meet a friend. Nowadays, many Japanese moms say that traveling by train with young children is stressful. For example, the use of strollers on escalators is prohibited, so moms must find elevators to use, which are often inconvenient. Located on or across the station. This requires them to plan more time for trips.


 Moms in Japan, especially in big cities like Tokyo, usually need to check with restaurants ahead of time to see if it's kid-friendly, so going to your husband's restaurant is one less thing you need to worry about. Oh, Moe's friend and her three-year-old son. I have just arrived. I guess he brought Sutan packaged baby food from home. Apparently, it's easier to pack than comfort food in outings like this. Although she wants to enjoy time with her friend, she still needs to feed Sutan to maintain her baby's routine. So basically this is what it's like to have lunch with friends and how you've done it. Kids around, it's like you have to tend to the kids too while you're having lunch too.


 Since Moe's husband runs this place, let's explore a bit and ask her to show us Wow, her restaurant has a secret VIP room hidden behind a bookshelf and it also has a hidden private karaoke room. What an amazing place.Oh no! Your friend's son is not listening. He doesn't want to leave. It seems that he is having Iyaiya-ki, which in English is known as the terrible twos, I suppose that in a few years Susan will be in the same phase. I Hope Moe is ready for it. You are now back at your home station. She is going to do some quick shopping on the way home. So, what are you doing now? Hey, what are you doing? Are you getting closer? It seems that this is the fourth time she has breastfed Susan. Looks like you have to go back out and pick up the cleaners. So Moe says he didn't know how to cook anything when he was working. So he went to cooking classes for about a year and from what I see the classes have been worth it. Do you have to watch him all the time? Oh no, Susan is crying again. I guess he wanted his diaper changed. Susan is eating porridge with spinach, Shirasu fish, Bonito flakes, and seaweed.


 Very healthy! On nights her husband comes home late She dines alone in Sutan and does something she can quickly make for her husband when he returns. In Japan, it is common to have an automatic toilet that fills to a preset level and desired temperature. at six o'clock right now and Moe is bathing Sutan right now.

I think she's going to bed and will finally get our own time for Moe.


   So, before going to bed, Mo reads the suit in a children's book. As part of Susan's training, Mo sets a timer to force her to go to bed at a certain time. She ignores the baby's cries for a while until the baby is asleep. This time becomes her leisure time anytime after finishing work and bathing. How was the bathroom? Oh, her husband is home tonight, but he must be quiet, so he doesn't wake Susan. Well, we have to keep quiet about it. Because Susan is sleeping now, we don't want to wake her up. To the top. What do you think about the day in the life of a mother and her baby? How does this compare with what our country sees?

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