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...

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...

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...

Pediatricians and child development specialists are being confronted by parents saying, that their children are showing symptoms of language development delay, poor facial expressions and lack of eye contact. They have discovered that these children tend to have prolonged exposure to mass media (such as...

The use of soft chairs is not recommended. That’s because it does not train your baby to sit properly. Even if a 3-4 month old baby seems able to sit on a soft chair, it does not necessarily mean that the baby can already sit upright. This...

There are kinds of well-baby check-ups. Home visit and check-ups by midwives New mothers may feel anxious because they are not used to life at home with their new baby Please submit the yellow postcard in your boshi-techo (maternal and child health handbook) to the ward office (kuyakusho)...