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Childhood

The rest is history

Ren Yipeng has a busy schedule for a five-year-old. 'Yipeng brings back lots of homework from kindergarten, so it is usually around 11 o'clock when he goes to bed,' says his father, Ren Xingzhi.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Premature birth report 'optimistic'

China has a long way to go before it achieves the standard recommended by the World Health Organisation last week in its first country-by-country report on premature births, a leading neonatal care expert says.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Don't rock the cradle

Sleep deprivation is part of becoming a parent. Newborns have irregular sleep cycles that are shorter and lighter than adults. They cannot differentiate between day and night, and reaching slumber land is a skill that has to be learned.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stretch marks

I am an only child born in the first wave of China's controversial one-child policy. From the minute I was born, I was inundated with attention from two loving parents and four doting grandparents.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Everything a growing young family needs

Bumps to Babes is Hong Kong's first superstore for expectant mothers and parents of young children, with a range of products for youngsters up to the age of eight.

The store prides itself in being a one-stop shop, selling just about everything a parent and child may need for the early years.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK's one-child problem

'I still think that having siblings is the best for children, but we decided against it,' said Joyce Ho Mei-yee, the mother of a five-year-old daughter.

Ho is also a full-time manager for the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, which provides counselling and support for women.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Never a doll moment for children of hyper-parents

Over-scheduling - filling a child's every waking moment with a planned activity - is a way of life in Hong Kong. Interestingly, this is not limited to dual-income families, in which parents think that it's better to have their children take a lesson and learn something tangible, than to leave them alone with a caregiver.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New mothers should seek help from professionals if they want to breastfeed

I am writing refer to the article by Vanessa Yung ('Before babies hit the bottle', February 26).

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Stay one step ahead of your baby's development

WebMD Baby Free Rating 10/10

Some months back we reviewed an app to take you through pregnancy. In a 'pregnancy' most would envy, several months later we have a fictional, for-the-sake-of-this-review, two-week-old baby called Miranda. We highlight that this is a fictional baby to reduce the e-mails of congratulations.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Before babies hit the bottle

Aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, Crystal Ching Wing-yi was keen to take that route when her daughter Sin-yu was born two months ago. She made two attempts on that first afternoon, but gave up because it was too painful.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am