6. Did I mention the necessity of a baby carrier?
Weather is a non-issue where this is concerned. Singapore is HOT – and when you consider that along with me being a huge wimp, that is a tricky situation. But despite the sweaty days, I could not have made it a single day without my baby carrier. Wear a hat. Drink water. Wear sunscreen. Walk in the shade when possible. Period.
7. Understand other cultures and adapt.
It took me about an hour of clinging to my son for dear life before I realised that all the people around me were not trying to hurt him, but they thought he was so cute they simply had to touch him. This wouldn’t fly here in the states, I typically refuse strangers the privilege of touching my amazing baby, but hey, when in Rome…
8. Pack light.
There are certain things you do need to have on hand, be it a clean diaper or a change of clothes. Don’t weigh down your day with a 100lb diaper bag – use something light and compact.
9. Don’t take the public toilets for granted.
Then pack a small thing of tissues or toilet paper wherever you go.
10. Live your life!
Having children is not a burden, it’s an amazing journey and only you can live every moment to the fullest.
This last one is perhaps the most important one of them all... and 9, 9 is also crucial, trust us!