Traveling to Japan can be a fun experience. While there; you get to learn about the country’s culture, food and admire their skyscrapers. If you have travelled before, then you will realize you need to carry a lot of items with you such as clothes, for instance. If you travel with a baby, then you will need even more crucial items. Some of the essential items to carry have been discussed below.
Newborn baby clothes
One thing to consider when buying newborn baby clothes is the weather patterns. Japan experiences the four major seasons (winter, summer, autumn, spring) just like European and American countries. On the day you go to Japan, find out the season of that time. For instance, during the winter, kimonos are appropriate. As for the summer, get your baby some jinbei.
Japanese towns tend to be overcrowded. As you may have guessed, walking with your child in a crowd is burdensome. Chances are high that your child may be whisked away by a crowd member. Also, it is very common for babies to get injured while bumping into people in the streets.
If your child is still light, then carrying a baby carrier is convenient. With it, you can safely walk among crowds without worrying about your child’s safety.
Baby food or snacks
This entry must have caught you off guard. In your mind, you know there are snacks in Japan so why carry any? Most Japanese baby foods contain so much sugar. Sugar is known to be the contributing factor in obesity in both children and adults. Also, most Japanese foods tend to be jelly-like. It is, therefore, better for the parent to carry snacks that their babies are accustomed to. That is not to say Japanese baby food is terrible. Your child will simply need to have an acquired taste for Japanese foods, so to encourage them to eat, you need to bring food from your country.
Ensure you download an app called PAYKE on your phone
PAYKE is a helpful app particularly for foreigners who don’t understand Japanese. If you shop around for food or beauty products, the labels will be displayed in Japanese. For you to find out more information about a certain product, PAYKE scans the barcode and describes the product. The app can translate from Japanese to English or any other language of your choice.
Additionally, the app will inform you how popular a product is in Japan. If a product is popular in Japan, then it will be a good idea to get it. The app is thus handy when you are shopping around for items for your children like toys or baby food.
You are not going to be familiar with Japan on your arrival. As a tourist, you will keep asking around for supermarkets or drug stores. While you are still getting acquainted with the place, it is best to carry nappies that will last you between 3-4 days. By doing so, you will have enough time to search for a shop that sells nappies.
Babies need their diapers changed constantly since they keep soiling themselves. Not doing so in time, will result in rashes. So save your child the discomfort of searching endlessly for diapers.