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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:00 am 
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Is it safe for a single mom to live with a 4 monthes old baby on the island? Is it not convinient? I don't like to live in the city, i like the island, but it seems to be too inconvinient to live on the island with a baby...?


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Hi Jieru,

I would say Lamma is a great place for a single mum, once you get used to the ferries that is, Its also very economical.

Lamma is full of young kids and when your baby is older its very easy for them to make new friends etc. There are also a number of mother and baby groups you can join, along with a good Kindergarden school.

The community is very nice and friendly its very easy to insert yourself into and make new friends.

If you are a working mum there is an abundance of domestic helpers as well

Our medical facilities consist of one clininc with a doctor here in the daytime, if your child gets any serious illness requiring urgent medical attention a helicopter is provided to get them to hospital fast.

I have raised 3 chidren on Lamma and one of the nice things about the island is that they get a great deal more space to go out and play and be much more active than what you might find in the city.

All in all I would recommend it as an ideal place to bring up your child, I have absolutely no regrets about doing so myself.

Hope that helps !


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I would agree with Xerxes. I have been here for almost 20 years. Both my tiddlies attended the local kindergarten and local Lamma school before moving on to bigger schools on Hong Kong and overseas. Lamma is a fine environment for little people to grow up in.

There are currently several single mums but from a "mum's" persepective, I don't think it makes a lot of difference whether you have a partner or not. The place is by and large friendly. Children are children and there are plenty of them on Lamma.

So if you decide to come over, welcome :D


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Thanks for your opinions...

But I just worry I won't be able to manage. I have lived on the island for several years, but I never had a baby before. When I was living alone it was easy. but how am I going to do the shopping alone in the city by myself when I have to take care of the baby...? My apartment on the island is so much nicer than the ones I have seen in the kowloon city. and I really wish I could stay on the island with my baby.....

And so sadly, before I read your messages, I have paid one month rent for a room in the city today. and it's not refunable. :(........

What should I do? I don't think I can afford to hire a helper. I have to take care of him by myself.


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Jieru wrote:
but how am I going to do the shopping alone in the city by myself when I have to take care of the baby...?


You can get most of the necessities here.
Some things are cheaper from Wellcome, they will deliver an order to the kaido pier here: http://shop.wellcome.com.hk/
Costs $5 for the kaido. I do that about once a month and get by.

If you need to go into town and don't have someone to look after it, just strap the baby on to your back -- I did that often enough. Or a pram can double as a shopping trolley. It's more convenient to go to Aberdeen than Central, the shops are much closer to the Aberdeen pier, and it's only 20 minutes.


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Lamma and Central is baby-friendly. We don't have helper and I've been doing shopping with my daughter since she was 4 months old, no problem at all.

just take a pushchair with you.


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Thanks for all of your opinions.

I do like the enviroment of the island. But I have already paid for a new place the city...So maybe one day I will come back to live on the island again.

my parents help to take care of my baby and they live in town so I have to move....


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Jieru wrote:
my parents help to take care of my baby and they live in town so I have to move....


That's more important than any other factor.

Too bad you didn't mention it earlier instead of talking about "convenience".


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