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

  • This is Moe 27 year old new mother living in Tokyo and her day starts earlier than most salary men in Japan

  • While her husband and baby are still sleeping. She must quietly start the laundry making sure not to wake her, baby

  • In the morning

  • she silently prepares a bento lunch for her husband a

  • Traditional Japanese bento is made of several dishes which take some time and effort to prepare

  • In today's bento. She includes tamagoyaki grilled fish some side dishes and rice

  • while she cooks

  • She also prepares Rinyushoku which means baby food and Japanese

  • Handmade baby food is more common as store-bought baby food is expensive in Japan to save time though moms will prepare a lot at once

  • Freeze it into ice cubes and heat it when needed but also Japanese mothers tend to feel guilty for not making it at home. Oh

  • No, the baby's crying one thing about being a mom is at our house tasks are often distracted by our kids. Oh

  • Good her baby stopped crying

  • Nice I guess today's bento is an OD been food. There's a whole lot of love in that bento box

  • Than that

  • This is Sutan boy's nine month old daughter, and this is how she starts her day

  • So changing suit on sniper is the very first thing boy does when the baby wakes up. Oh

  • And our husband is finally up

  • When did she start eating Renu shoka

  • Suton is eating towards NATO mascot broccoli and bonito flakes. In fact not though, which is fermented

  • Soybean is one of the most popular foods to feed babies in Japan

  • So this is Motoki and he's gonna go for a morning run before he starts his workday

  • All right, so Moy should be up right now we'll sit done let's go see how they're doing

  • Good morning

  • Damn, I guess feeding babies in any country is an everyday challenge is it always like this

  • You don't feel like eating huh now she can finally have her morning coffee wait, you can drink caffeinated coffee

  • Juice to cut everybody out of court. Okay mom, no good tea sauce

  • In addition to baby food Moya must also make time to regularly breastfeed her baby

  • Now she's changing her diapers for the second time today how many times you usually change diapers in a day?

  • She also says she spends about $90 a month on diapers, what would be the average in your country

  • So this is pretty much at the start of the day

  • She prepares the food for Sudan and now she's repairing for herself and her husband. It's almost 8:30

  • So she's been already three hours getting the day ready?

  • I'm kind of excited to see how the rest of the day is gonna go before that

  • Let's ask her a few more questions when you give birth. How long did you stay in the hospital? It's five days Oh

  • In the US, it's usually about a day and a half. Yeah

  • So in Japan most births are given naturally without anesthesia or painkillers

  • In fact most hospitals in Japan don't give mothers the option

  • Do you do laundry every day

  • In Japan

  • Hanging laundry outside to dry instead of using a dryer machine is still very common so much so that most houses and apartments are designed

  • With a laundry hanging space. Oh

  • Wow, she has a little urban vegetable garden in her yard now

  • This is not so common, especially in Tokyo since most people in the city live in apartments with no yards

  • So Moya's husband runs several restaurants in Tokyo and is usually very busy on nights and weekends

  • But she says he does what he can to help take care of soutane. Oh

  • Wow Suton is watching TV, but in English boy also believes that it's important for her baby to learn English

  • So she has more opportunities in the future, but she exposes her to English as much as she can. Can you speak English?

  • Now boy finally gets to eat our breakfast since Sudan didn't eat much earlier more is feeding her again

  • Wow, it's already nap time for Sudan boy sets out light completely with a crib cover and uses a white noise device to help put

  • our baby to sleep

  • Again moy needs to be ultra quiet during this time in order not to wake Sudan

  • This is all part of the baby's daily routine as her mom trains her to eat and sleep at specific times during the day

  • So that her mom can manage her own schedule better. So boy has lunch plans with her friend

  • So she needs to quietly get ready while Sudan is taking a nap

  • this is a traditional Japanese door called Teton suit just crafted specifically to store kimonos a

  • traditional Japanese garment

  • In fact more used to be a geisha apprentice known as a Michael in Kyoto for six years until she turned twenty-one

  • kimonos are what initially drew Moy into becoming a Maiko and it's still a large part of her life as she even teaches how to

  • Wear kimonos to private customers. The reality is many Japanese these days, especially younger generations

  • Don't know how to put on a kimono many Japanese today hire

  • Professionals like MOA to help them wear a kimono for weddings tea ceremonies and other special formal occasions

  • Now that she's finished getting dressed. She has to pack a baby bag and prepare the baby stroller for travel

  • It's supposed to rain today so she needs to attach the rain cover

  • So it looks like a lot of preparation is required before leaving the house with the baby

  • Oh, it seems like boy is posting her kimono picture on her Instagram

  • Boy he's quite aware that infancy 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 government financial support depends on the city or ward where you live

  • But no matter what there's generally some form of financial support

  • The national average is about four hundred and twenty thousand yen about thirty eight hundred dollars

  • So in most case she would be paying about half is child birth in your country this expensive

  • So trains are the main form of transportation in Tokyo

  • So Maui walks to the closest translation from her house in order to meet a friend today

  • Many Japanese moms say it's stressful to travel on trains with small kids for example using strollers on escalators are prohibited

  • So moms must find elevators to use which are often in

  • Conveniently located or on the other side of the station which requires them to plan extra time for the travels

  • Also mom say it's nearly impossible to get on trains at during rush hour with the stroller

  • She's having lunch at casita in trendy Omotesando and rather conveniently

  • It's one of the several restaurants her husband runs mom's in Japan

  • Especially in large cities like Tokyo usually need to check in advance with restaurants to sleep its kids friendlies

  • So going to her husband's restaurant is one less thing she needs to worry about. Oh

  • Boy his friend and her three-year-old son have just arrived. I

  • Guess she brought packaged baby food for Sudan from home. It's apparently easier to pack than homemade food on housings like this

  • Although she wants to enjoy time with her friend. She still needs to feed Sudan in order to maintain our baby's routine

  • This is what it's like having lunch with friends and like you have kids around if you have to attend to the kids

  • Too while you're also having lunch since Malloy's husband runs this place. Let's explore a little bit and let's ask him to show us around

  • Wow, his restaurant has a secret VIP room hidden behind a bookshelf

  • And it also has a hidden private cut okay room what an amazing spot oh

  • No, her friend's kid is not listening he doesn't want to leave

  • It seems like he's having a yucky which in English is known as the terrible twos

  • I suppose in a few years Suton will be in the same phase. I hope boys ready for it

  • Now she's back at her home station she's gonna do some quick grocery shopping on the way back home

  • So, what are you doing now Lydia mess? Okay. No, he did. Yeah know what this a mess. Hey

  • What you doing?

  • They coming closer

  • So it looks like this is the fourth time she's breastfeeding suit on

  • Looks like she has to go back out and pick up the dry cleaning

  • So Moy says she didn't know how to cook at all when she was working

  • So she went to cooking classes for about a year and from what I see the classes have paid off

  • Do you have to watch her all the time?

  • Oh

  • No, Sudan is crying again, I guess she wanted her diaper to be changed

  • Susan is having porridge with spinach. She does a fish bonito flakes and seaweed. So healthy

  • On nights when her husband comes back home late

  • She eats dinner alone in Sudan and makes something she can quickly prepare for her husband when he returns

  • In Japan it's common to have an automatic bath that visit up to a preset level and desired temperature

  • So it's about six o'clock right now and Moe is giving a suit on a bath right now

  • And then after that, I think she's gonna go to sleep and then finally Moe is gonna have our own time to herself

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  • So before going to bed boy reads suit on a children's book

  • As part of students training and together to sleep at a specific time Moli starts a timer

  • She ignores her baby's cries for a set duration until the baby goes to sleep

  • MOA takes advantage of this time by completing house chores and taking a bath then any time after this becomes a free time

  • I was a bad Oh

  • Her husband's home early tonight, but he also needs to be quiet so it doesn't wake Sutan

  • Because I'm asleep right now and we don't want to wake her up. What did you guys think?

  • In a baby, how does it compare see our country

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Day in the Life of a Japanese Mom and Baby in Tokyo

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    Courtney Shih posted on 2020/02/25
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