Sapporo City will be hosting an international event for parents raising children in Sapporo and their children at the Horokita Kid’s Hall (Horokita jido kaikan) in the Kita Ward. Foreign national parents living in Sapporo and Japanese families living in the area are more than...

A childcare seminar series 1 through 3 for foreign nationals will be held. Each session will provide essential information on childcare in Japanese, English and Chinese. One-on-one counseling sessions will be provided after each seminar. *English interpretation and baby-sitting services are available during the seminar. If you...

日英併記乳幼児予防接種予診票 英語を共通語とされる保護者のお子さんが、予防接種をする場合に、この予診票を日本語版の代わりにお使いください。札幌市と札幌市小児科医会の許可を得ているので、公的機関に提出可能です。 予防接種と子どもの健康 Yobo-Setsyu to Kodomono-Kenko 参照 用紙のそれぞれの色は母子手帳に添付の問診票の色と同じにしています。 予めこの用紙を記入して、お子さんの熱を測ってきていただくと来院時、時間の節約になります。 札幌市では、この問診票を母子手帳に添付の日本語版の代わりに使うことが認められています。 BCG DPT-IPV(4種混合) Hib(ヒブ) MR(麻疹・風疹) PCV(肺炎球菌) Chickenpox(水痘) HepB(B型肝炎) Japanese Encephalitis (日本脳炎) Multi-use Form (様式 2)* *様式2は、季節性インフルエンザや流行性耳下腺炎、ロタウイルスなどの任意接種の問診票にお使いください。ヒブ、肺炎球菌、4種混合、MR, 水疱瘡、B型肝炎、日本脳炎のような定期接種の問診票には使わないでください。...

Child Medical Expenses Subsidy 【子ども医療費助成】 Sapporo city offers medical subsidies for children up to 15 years old (by the end of academic year). Especially if your child is younger than 9 years old by the end of academic year (or up to children in second grade) and visits...

There are many times when you may need a translator or interpreter with you. You might have trouble reading Japanese documents, you may be applying for a nursery school for your child or meeting with nursery staff, or you may need help when visiting health...

the English-Japanese Well-baby Questionnaires ”日英併記乳幼児健診アンケート” Regular checkups are held at the Health Center in Sapporo. They help to monitor children’s health and development.  Fill out the English-Japanese questionnaire below in advance of your well-baby and child’s check-up at the Health Center (at the age of 4...

You can download the English version of booklet of "Vaccination and Children's Health 2018" (予防接種と子どもの健康 Yobo-Setsyu to Kodomono-Kenko) at Foundation of Vaccination Research Center【財団法人予防接種リサーチセンター】 http://www.yoboseshu-rc.com/publics/index/8/   *In the middle of this page, you will find a lot of PDF files. The first PDF is the booklet in English (「英語本文」). The second PDF...

“Vaccination Schedule Recommended by Japan Pediatric Society” Please refer to Japan Pediatric Society, to obtain up-to date information.  Vaccination Schedule Recommended by the Japan Pediatrics Society as of August 1, 2018 (in English)  Vaccination Schedule (日本小児学会推奨ワクチンスケジュール)as of August 1, 2018  (in Japanese )  Vaccination Catch-up Schedule as of January...

It is very important to take care of your baby properly. Congenital dislocation of the hip, or developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a hip joint dislocation(股関節脱臼”kokansetsu-dakkyu"). DDH occurs rarely in 1 to 3 baby per 1,000 births. Careful handling of a baby will help prevent and...

Your baby's first solid foods Introducing your baby to solid foods – sometimes called weaning should start when your baby is around 5 to 6 months old. This guides you on how to introduce your baby to solid foods. A document provided by Sapporo city in English and...

How do you prepare for the happy start of your job return? The first week of returning to your job may be very stressful for you. Therefore, we recommend you start it in the middle of the week, so that the weekend will come soon! The WHO...

Child Allowance, "Jidou-teate"【児童手当て】 This allowance is available for those who are raising children who are 15 years of age and younger by the time the application is due. You will get 15,000 Yen per month if your child is under 3 years of age. Please apply at...

As a result of the decline in the number of tuberculosis patients in North America and West Europe, BCG is no more provided in these areas. However, BCG is still one of the routine vaccines in Japan, because the number of tuberculosis patients ranks at the...

Listening to Mother’s Concerns. A midwife will provide care to you and your baby according to yours and your baby’s condition and your concerns. You can stay  overnight in the clinic or just during the day. Sapporo city now offers a partial subsidy to mothers with...

Please use the English-Japanese questionnaires below for your child when s/he gets vaccinated. Read the “Vaccination and Children’s Health 2017” (予防接種と子どもの健康 Yobo-Setsyu to Kodomono-Kenko) first before filling out the form(s). The color of the questionnaire corresponds to each vaccination.  (Refer to the Japanese version of questionnaire booklet...

How to use sterilized solution for baby bottles and nipples Milton and Milkpon are solutions to sterilize baby bottles and nipples. Milton is very similar to Milkpon and very simple to understand with pictures, the website is, https://milton.jp/ekitai/usage.html At the website, there are 3 simple step instructions with pictures...