Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Little Seouls 2 Years Anniversary Sale!

Little Seouls shirt giveaway!

We're giving away a Little Seouls shirt size (Small) kid's size 6-8. Just tell us how you first heard about Little Seouls. Winner randomly picked on Wednesday at midnight PST.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Personalized Doljabi Boards

We just added these adorable doljabi boards that you can customize! Perfect for your Korean first birthday party/dol. Remember if you are planning a dol party, check out www.korean1stbirthday.com for inspiration and party tips!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Korean Postpartum Rituals 삼칠일 (21 days)

In Korea, new mothers practice "samchilil" aka 21 Days postpartum care. They believe that for the first 21 days after giving birth, they need to do the following:

1. Bed rest to prevent the uterus from contracting.
2. Eat Seaweed Soup 3xs a day. It is believed that this soup has healing properties such as cleaning the blood, strength, and help with breast milk production.
3. Avoid anything spicy as they feel would affect the breastmilk and baby's digestion.
4. Wear thick clothing to prevent cold air from entering the body as they believe it can cause circulation disorders.
5. Do not take the baby out for the first 21 days since the baby's immune system is still too weak.
6. Do not make any loud noises in the house since the baby is use to the dark and quiet environment of the womb.
7. Do not leave your baby alone in the room. Most Koreans do co-sleep with the baby.
8. Moms are not allowed to takes baths or showers for the first 3 weeks (again due to circulation disorders). They are allowed to wash themselves with a warm towel.
9. Mothers should not eat anything hard as it is not good for their teeth/gums or digestive system during this time.
10. Do not eat anything cold since it could cause blood circulation disorders.

After 21 days, mothers can resume light activity.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Let's Visit Korea" Giveaway Contest!

Summer is here and for many that means vacation planning! If you have visited Korea in the past, please share what place you would recommend as a "must see" for the family. Everyone who posts a comment here will automatically be entered into the giveaway. Prize is "Let's Visit Korea" book! Contest starts today and will end on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Winner announced on Monday, the 19th.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Korean Parenting Facebook Page

Check out our newest facebook page, Korean Parenting! This site is for parents to discuss all things related to raising kids! Please share, ask and interact with this new facebook community!

Here's the link. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Korean-Parenting/100151810040829?ref=ts

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Korean Celebrity-Themed Teddy Bears

Won Myung-Hee has been getting some attention for her celebrity-themed teddy bears. It all started with her Yu-Na Kim teddy bear when the ice skater herself picked it up on the ice after her program ended...then the frenzy started.

With the popularity of Korean celebrities in Japan and China, anything celebrity related is selling like hotcakes in those countries. Won Myung-Hee plans to launch a celebrity line, including celebrities like Rain, Lee Young-Ae, Choi Ji-Woo, etc.

Would you buy one of these teddy bears?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hello Kitty Cafe

We all know that Hello Kitty is popular in Asia, but did you know that they had Hello Kitty Cafes in Korea? Look how adorable this place is, not only for kids but for parents who are Hello Kitty fans! I would go to one if they opened one up in the US. How about you?

Photo credits to our friend Cathy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010