The summer break is drawing to a close, but while you’ve been away on holiday the team at beijingkids has been busy giving your favorite magazine an overhaul. We’ve got a brand new cover and a few shiny new tweaks inside. Be prepared to see new sections introduced over the next few issues and old sections revamped. We love it! And hopefully you will too.
This August is the pregnancy issue. We got two moms to scour high and low, looking for information to help newcomers and veterans alike navigate the maze of birthing options in Beijing. They found everything you need to know about hospital and natural births. For parents who are struggling to adapt to life with a baby, mom Sonia Cahill spoke with a therapist about postnatal depression and what you can do to spot the signs. If Chinese pregnancy traditions have always baffled you, Kara Chin is here to set things straight.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Jessica Rapp talks to two moms about why they chose to have kids at 39; parenting expert Kathryn Tonges explains why moms and dads must learn to listen to their kids; and BJU’s allergy specialist gives parents advice on what to do when it’s more than just the sniffles.
If its fun you’re seeking, look no further: Join the Girls Scouts, head to the Commune, get fresh with Yunan cai at In & Out, or sample that great British delicacy – fish and chips.
As always we have our regular columnists. Dr. Richard explains why moms-to-be should take a closer look at their food. Olivia Lee dispels the myth of eating-for- two. Xiyun Yang takes us into the kitchen to whip up a batch of peachy pancakes. Beijing Baba Martin Adams contemplates baby number two and we say goodbye to Donna Gorman, our longtime columnist and mom extraordinaire.
As always, find kid-friendly events, get dining recommendations, search our Directories for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing, and read about other families’ travel destinations.
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