The guy in the stationary shop by our front gate says our daughter is “our neighbourhood’s little superstar.” I love showing off our little “foreign doll” (洋娃娃); she deserves all the attention no matter what country she’s in!
But sometimes the friendly little crowds that occasionally form around her can be too much. Especially when total strangers try to stick their fingers in our daughter’s mouth to make her smile! When I come home from work on the subway I always wash my hands before I play with her; there’s no way we’re letting random dàjiěs fresh out of the càishichǎng stick their fingers right in her mouth!
And that’s where this post’s foreign-baby-in-China essential comes in: āyí finger-blockers.
We have an Ergobaby baby backpack (they really ought to pay me for this!), and it has this very convenient lǎotàitàis-who-want-to-stick-their-fingers-in-foreign-babys’-mouths-finger-blocking device. It’s not in any of these photos because in winter the snowsuit does almost as good a job, but this baby carrier has a panel of fabric that you can button over the baby’s head when she’s sleeping. She doesn’t get distracted and people can’t get at her.
These photos are from today at Tianjin’s 古文化街。L would not stop attracting friendly crowds! It was fun and she was smiling at everyone, but I was glad for the big snowsuit hood that she could hide behind and sleep behind when she needed to.
Other foreign baby in China essentials:
- Foreign baby in China essentials: IMPORTED BABY FORMULA
- Foreign baby in China essentials: FACEBOOK SUBSTITUTE (or VPN) & SKYPE
- Foreign baby in China essentials: AIR PURIFIER