Every child in Belgium is entitled to a monthly child allowance payment. But did you know that you can choose the child allowance fund that best aligns with your family's values? – Guest post in collaboration with Infino
As a freelancer in Belgium, it pays to be fully aware of your rights, options and obligations. And that's even more the case when you're expecting a baby. Start piecing the puzzle together with the help of our guide.
Belgium is often known for its bureaucracy, but actually, some things are really simple: like ensuring that you receive the family allowance payments you are entitled to – Written in collaboration with Infino
New York native Emily Gold has been a familiar face on the Brussels birth scene since the mid-2000s. In part I of our interview, we shine a light on Emily's work supporting parents(-to-be) in the pre- and postnatal period.
A Blessing Way is a celebration of the approaching birth of a child. Nadège De Bonte, doula and organiser of Blessing Ways, explains how it can be a wonderful ritual for mothers-to-be who are looking for meaning and connection.
After a successful career as a journalist, Sofie De Niet retrained as a dietician while she was pregnant with her son. Now, her mission is to help (future) parents and children build a solid basis for lifelong nutritional well-being that contributes to their physical and emotional health.
Whatever the reason you've chosen Belgium as your new home, family allowance agency Infino is there to help you get your monthly child benefit payments started as soon as possible if you're entitled to them.
Our babies don’t stay tiny for long, which means that once our families are complete, there’s no point holding on to all that ‘stuff’ … especially when there are so many others in need. Find out where your donations can make a real difference.
New to Belgium, and your family will be living in Brussels? Or maybe you're moving from elsewhere in Belgium? Then here are the basics of what you need to know about child benefits in Brussels. – Guest post in collaboration with Infino
The superwoman behind SuperMums Belgium, Beatriz Romo, shares some 'DOs and DON'Ts' about fitness during pregnancy, and introduces the SuperBellies programme – perfect for staying in shape and feeling good in your changing body.
Shopping for baby items is probably high on your to-do list when preparing for your baby's arrival. But it's easy to get overwhelmed! How can you figure out what you actually need, and how to source it in a wallet-friendly way? Read on!
Through Simply Hypnobirth, 'Brit-now-Belgian' Kate Ellwood empowers women to birth their baby with calm confidence. She shares her story of moving to Belgium with a 3-month old baby in 2006, and of finding her passion supporting expectant parents.
The only constant in life? Change, right! And big changes tend to bring some admin with them. But in which situations should you give your child benefits fund a heads up, in order to spare yourself some annoying red tape? Read on to find out! - IN COLLABORATION WITH INFINO
Family allowance fund Infino partners with the Wallonian forestry co-management project Nassonia to plant a tree for every 'Infino' baby born – that's a total of 17,000 trees since the initiative started in 2021.
Despite wanting to keep everything as steady as possible for your children, sometimes big changes occur, whether you like it or not. And separation is one of the common changes that many family go through. In this blog we explain how new family setups after separation can affect your child benefits.
Abbi Vyncke, volunteer organiser of the BCT's NICU Parents support group, shares the story of her own daughter's miraculous journey from NICU baby to fun-loving toddler in the BCT's quarterly Small Talk magazine.
Ever wondered what difference a doula could really make to your pregnancy and birth experience? US mum of 5 (!!) Meredith tells us how doulas have been her "welcomed anchor" in times of immense change.
To give our family reading efforts a boost, we tried out Little Humane Books, a monthly book subscription run by Belgium-based Canadian mum Christina Laloire-Reinards that aims to foster a love of reading and sow seeds of compassion. Here's what we thought.
With COVID-19 now impacting our everyday lives in a very real way, first aid instructor Kate Ellwood from Life First shares some tips for minimising panic, promoting interdependence and beating the isolation.
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