What is the Kita Eingewöhnung and how can you prepare for it?
As an international family in Germany, you may be wondering how your child(ren) will fare in the local daycare system. Kietzee expert Lauren Piper answers some of the most common questions you may have.
Check this article for resources that feature open Kita spots.
Are you looking for childcare options while waiting for a Kita spot? We’ve got you covered.
Hear from Katja, one of the founders of juggleHUB, a co-working space in Prenzlauer Berg that also offers childcare.
Find a Kita spot for a 3-year-old – tips & tricks from Kietzee mom Alina.
How you can get your private childcare costs reimbursed. (Update: Unfortunately, this program is not currently offered.)
Before Your Baby is Born
As your pregnancy progresses, you will find that all of a sudden, your everyday clothes just don’t fit anymore. Here are some tips on how to choose maternity wear that lasts.
If you’re thinking about trying cloth diapers with your baby, you might be wondering how cloth diapers work, what system to buy, how rentals services can help, etc. Find all the answers to your questions in this article!
Are you interested in raising your child with multiple languages? Learn about the different strategies and how to implement them in your day-to-day family life from Kietzee expert Huguette.
If you're thinking about changing your OBGYN during pregnancy in Germany, there's a few things you need to know about the timing and different options to move forward. Learn more.
Learn everything you need to know about Elternzeit. What is it? How and when should you apply for it? What about monetary benefits?
What protection is offered for pregnant people in Germany? What does Mutterschutz mean? What is the Schutzfrist? Here’s everything you need to know.
Did you know how many government programs (soon-to-be) parents can benefit from in Germany? There's a lot and therefore I can be hard to keep track. Here's an overview so you don't get lost.
The way that prenatal and postnatal care is offered can vary greatly from country to country. As you're entering this exciting journey, learn about the difference between OBGYNs, midwives and doulas.
Are you wondering what will happen to your health insurance when you’re having a baby and are taking some time off? Also, how and when should you add your baby to your insurance? Find out in this article with expert Elodie Roux.
Let's dive into the details of your first ultrasound exam, which usually takes place between the 9th and 12th week of your pregnancy. Find out what to expect and what you will learn.
Don't waste money on baby stuff you don't need. We worked with doula Keatyn Jayne to craft the ultimate list of everything you really need to buy for your newborn.
In addition to Basis Elterngeld, there are two other types of parental allowance in Germany. Here's what you need to know and when this might make sense for you.
Are you overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information, brands and models? Here's a guide on how to choose the right stroller for Berlin city dwellers.
In certain cases, your OBGYN will recommend a special, detailed ultrasound, called the "Feindiagnostik." Find out when and why this may be recommended and what you can learn from the test.
Find our what your OBGYN will check at the third (and last) scheduled ultrasound during your pregnancy.
In week 17-20, it's time for the second ultrasound exam during your pregnancy. This is when things get really exciting because you'll be able to see your baby in more detail! Find out what else to expect.
As you are getting ready for the time immediately after your baby is born, you may have come across the German word “Wochenbett.” Find out what this means and how to prepare for this postpartum period with the whole family.
Here's everything you need to know if you're considering to give birth at a birthing center or doing a home birth in Berlin.
Your baby's birth certificate a super important document that you will need to apply for many of the benefits available to families in Germany. So how and where can you get it? And what documents will you need to provide with your application? Find out in this article.
As an international couple expecting a baby or a family moving to Germant from abroad, it’s even more important to understand the German healthcare system. So here are the basics you should know.
Are you curious about how doulas support families during pregnancy and the postpartum period? And how does this differ from the work of midwives? Read on to find out.
After Your Baby is Born
Peruse our list of activities for English speaking families with kids of all ages – from babies to teens.
Learn about the different types of postnatal exercise classes and 'Rückbildungskurse." Plus a list of Berlin courses offered in English.
Welcoming a child into the world is a wonderful but also life changing experience. It’s natural to feel many different kinds of emotions but how can new parents tell if it’s more than baby blues? Learn more.
This list provides information on over 30 playgrounds in Berlin that are equipped with a baby swing, ensuring you can easily find suitable locations for your infant's playtime.
Did you know that you could get at-home support (called "Haushaltshilfe") after your baby is born and that this can be paid for by your health insurance? Postpartum doula Julie Meresse will tell us everything we need to know about this topic, tailored specifically to families living in Berlin.
How to keep visiting friends and family in line is probably one of the hardest and most talked about things among new parents (besides sleep!). Nathalie Leng - van Doorne shares with us her top tips and guidelines for visiting with a new family.
As a parent, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by social pressure. As it turns out, what looks easy on Instagram, is actually really hard! Here are five tips from our expert Evelyne on how to simplify your family life.
Giulia from Extra Arms explains her agency's offerings, which includes long-term nanny contracts, nanny shares and temporary babysitting arrangements.
Life with kids is never boring! Learn practical tips to prepare for big and small emergencies, provided by Dr. Claude Grenzbach.
Do you know what the difference is between a nanny and a babysitter? I didn't! But Giulia from Extra Arms tells us all there is to know.