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How to apply for travel document for your infant to travel to China

Baby is going to make her maiden trip to China soon.  At first I thought the process of getting a visa is the same as mine but unfortunately no.
Apparently, parents who intend to bring their infant to China need to bring their infant to the Chinese Embassy to get a travel document to go to China.  This travel document is different from the visa application which is applicable to only children age 2 and above.
I would strongly suggest that you make a trip to the Chinese Embassy first to enquire about the process before going there straight.  So you probably need to make the trip twice.
What they required is for you to apply online, i.e fill up all the personal information of your child, affix the soft copy of your child's photo (passport size with white background) and then make an appointment online.  Print out the form.  I think this is the website http://cs.fmprc.gov.cn/zggmzhw/hzlxz/.
Everything is written in Chinese.  Each day they only serve 33 appointments.  Their working…

I am a proud mama

One evening, after my shower and washing my hair, I went to the guest room downstairs to blow dry my hair.  This room has a vanity table and makeup and hair products that my mother uses and also have a wardrobe full of children's clothes for my nephew and my girl.  The kids use this downstairs bathroom.
My nephew just had his bath and his dirty clothes were left on the floor, outside the bathroom.
My little girl came running into the guest room when she saw me walking into it.  I told her I am blowing my hair.  She was holding a soccer ball.  She dropped the ball and it went into the bathroom.  I told her to pick it up.  
There, after picking up the ball, she saw the dirty clothes on the floor.  Without anyone telling her what to do, she picked it up and went all the way out of the room, into the dry kitchen, then wet kitchen and then the yard where the washing machine is.  There is a short cut, which is through the bathroom but she took the only way she knew.  She dropped the cl…