Cute baby shower gift alert! These adorable hand-turned wooden toys from online design store House of Folklore are made in the small Indian town of Channapatna, providing much-needed employment for the town’s women. Hand painted with non-toxic vegetable dyes, the finish is glossy, durable and safe for little fingers (and mouths) from six months and up to explore.
Toy prices range from $30-$400. Buy online at folklorehk.com.
Strike a Balance
If you’re pre- or post-partum and looking for a workout that works with, rather than against, your new, unpaid 24/7 job, check out Mom In Balance. Designed for those of us who are light on time (i.e. all of us), these open-air, female-only pregnancy, post-natal and general group workouts are all about maximising your fitness in the most efficient and supportive way. With classes taking place throughout the week at either Victoria Park or the Botanical Gardens, there’s bound to be a session to suit you. Alternatively, gather up five friends and arrange a private session at a location of your choice.
Trial lessons are available for $150, with unlimited monthly packages available for $1,090-$1,190. Register at mominbalance.com/hongkong.
The Big Stretch
If you’re expecting a baby monkey in 2016 (let’s face it, aren’t they all baby monkeys?) and want to keep active throughout your pregnancy then Rumi Yoga Wear’s maternity leggings are for you. Made from supportive eco-friendly fabric that’s recycled from plastic bottles in a range of bright prints, you’ll be doing your bit for your bump and the planet as you strike a pose.
Maternity leggings cost $700. Buy online at rumiyogawear.com.