Last time, we shared 5 WeChat Communities for Moms in Beijing, so now we’re introducing non-WeChat communities for Beijing Mommies! Some of these social media sites will require VPN use, moderator approval, and account creation, etc., so please be patient when requesting membership.
1 Beijing Mamas (Yahoo! Group)
Yahoo support group where you can “share resources, ask questions and grow as women and moms … It does not matter what age your children are, if you are a mama who wants a safe place to ask parenting questions, make other mama friends, hang out, start playgroup meetings or mama nights out, ask for gear recommendations, sell your used gear, etc….come and join.”
English speaking group in which Beijing Mamas / Parents can share resources and ask questions. Topics cover children from all ages, parenting questions, recommendations, playgroup meetings, birth, breastfeeding, pregnancy, hospitals and birth info, school concerns… You can also find second hand baby stuffs.
2 China Mamas of Tweens & Teens (Yahoo! Group)
An open forum for parents of kids 8 yrs old and older living in China to share and connect on the challenges and joys of raising older kids here. A place where you can come and and get answers to questions unique to kids that are in between (tween) childhood and teenage-hood, and those interesting teen years.
Share an experience; a place you’ve been to recently with your tween/teen that they loved; shops that actually carry clothes that are the right size and aren’t branded with a character; how to handle first crushes? It’s all open!
3 Bumps2Babes (email newsletter)
Beijing Bumps2Babes is a network of English speaking mums. Founded in 2013, over 100 participants have regular group meetings around Beijing. Volunteer organize activities / meetings or Bumps2Babes Playgroups for mums, bumps, babes and families. firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Specific bumps2babes meetups will have corresponding WeChat groups.
4 Parent Support Group – Beijing (Yahoo! Groups)
Welcome to the meeting place for special parents with special kids. We hope you benefit from the company of the other parents!
We trust that the information shared within the group will remain within the group. The Moderators cannot be held responsible for any individual member’s actions contrary to this.
5 beijingkids Community (Facebook)
The beijingkids Facebook Community aims to unite Beijing’s international community pre-Beijing and post-Beijing. Join before your Beijing adventure to ask questions and find useful resources, and stay in our community post-Beijing to stay up-to-date on the overall Beijing community and local news. While in Beijing, stay to help our fellow expats and returnees.
Other communities you might be interested in:
Sew Gorgeous (Facebook volunteer sewing group)
Beijing Guild (crafting group)
Kehillat Jewish Community (synagogue)
Beijing Playgroup (Meetup)
Beijing Working Moms with Young Kids (Meetup)
Did you not find a suitable community for yourself? Are the communities not as active as you’d wish? Start a new community and let us know about it!