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Free-play Versus Formal Playgroups: Which is better for the holistic development of your child?


As we all know, there is immense pressure in Hong Kong to send babies out for various activity classes even before they can walk. From then on, the pressure just mounts till they get placed in a primary school. One wonders if children at such tender … [Read more...]

Grow and learn with the expert early childhood specialists at BabySteps!

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Once you bring a baby into the world, there's nothing more important than making sure they grow up healthy and happy! We can be there to guide them along the way, but it's up to our little ones to develop and grow at their own pace, and that's why we … [Read more...]

Your Car Seat Questions Answered, Mamas!


Working out which type of child car seat will keep your brood safest on the road can be confusing, especially with so many types available and conflicting advice about it all. What we all know is that the kiddos need to be strapped in safely – … [Read more...]

Doctor’s Advice: Sassy Mama Guide to Reflux


Gastro-oesophagael reflux disease - GORD (or GERD, depending on how you spell it) is often overlooked or under-diagnosed and can be the bane of a baby's and parents' life. As a mother, I've gone through this with my own child, and only now do I … [Read more...]

Paediatric Massage for Little Ones: How to Give Your Kids a Massage They’ll Love!


Paediatric massage is a form of external Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy for children that stimulates specific acupuncture points in the body. Used to heal, comfort and stimulate growth and brain development in little ones, we chatted with … [Read more...]

Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles with these simple prenatal exercises!


Are you always rushing to find the loo? Have a real urgency that ‘when you gotta go, you gotta go’ or even more inconveniently, suffer from urine leakage on sudden exertion, coughing or sneezing? As your pregnancy develops are these problems … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama’s Potty Training Guide


Ready to ditch the nappies? Potty training can lead to greater independence for your child, allow them to meet basic requirements for school entry, give your family more freedom and less travel hassle, and of course, is more environmentally friendly! … [Read more...]

My Itchy Baby: How to diagnose and treat baby eczema


Are you noticing red rashes or excessive baby acne on your little babe? It could very well be Atopic Dermatitis, or Baby Eczema, which is an itchy skin condition characterised by dry, rough skin on the scalp, chest, abdomen and limbs. It is … [Read more...]

Thumb sucking, pacifier use and your child’s teeth: We get the low down from our Dental Expert

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Being a mama is never easy but when your baby is screaming you will do anything to make the noise stop! Usually the easiest way is to stick something in their mouth, either a pacifier, a thumb, toy or blanket. This habit often starts from a young age … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama’s Post-Baby Guide: A Western Girl in Confinement


After seven years in Hong Kong I have adapted to many things — the summers aren’t as hot as when I first arrived, the bones in foods don’t bother me anymore and the hills aren’t as difficult to traverse as they once were (and in heels!). I … [Read more...]

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