If you are having difficulties with breastfeeding, there is English language support available, with a number of qualified, English speaking lactation consultants available in Berlin. Here is a list of where you can find support for breastfeeding in Berlin.
With December almost here, you may well have started hearing mentions of Nikolaus! If you are new to Germany or new to parenting in Germany, you may not yet know of this much loved tradition so I thought I'd give you a little introduction to it's history and what to do should you want to get involved...
Numerous articles on the number of refugees coming in to Berlin have been written in a spattering of languages around the world and of course locally too. Whilst many report about the bureaucratic chaos ensuing, they often have failed to report on the huge dedication, drive and support that many Berlin residents are giving, both German and migrants / expats alike.
There are a huge amount of groups, organisations and individuals who are dedicating their time and resources to try and help and I have compiled a list of some of the ways in which you can help too. Whether you have some money to give, items to offer or even time to donate, there are plenty of ways in which you can do your part to help and be part of this support system. There are of course many wonderful options out there and I can't include them all, so I have chosen some key ways in which you can get involved, the majority of which you can do in English, for those who aren't confident reading or writing in German.
November is here and many of you will have likely noticed lanterns and sticks with lights on the end appearing in the shops. This means St. Martin's Day is coming and this post will explain some of the story behind St. Martin's Day and how it is celebrated with children here in Berlin
Where did October go?! The leaves have turned golden and are near falling and the morning's are getting colder. That means November is here and it's time to wrap up warm (here's my guide to dressing the kids through winter in Berlin) and keep yourselves entertained.
Jenni over at Museum Diary blog has created a November listings of family-friendly museum events which is well worth checking out. Here's my guide to some of the best Berlin family-friendly events on offer throughout November, I hope it helps...
I am in no way trying to rush Winter along, I am more than happy to stick with Autumn / Fall for now, but I know us parents like to be prepared and planning your child's Winter wardrobe can be a good idea before the cold truly hits. Some Berlin winters, such as last year's, can be really mild but with temperatures of -20 degrees a possibility, it's always a good idea to stock up on some wardrobe essentials. Here are my tips for dressing your baby, toddler and children through a Berlin Winter...
September has flown by and Autumn / Fall has well and truly arrived in Berlin. This is my favourite time of year for the city and there are so many wonderful events to enjoy with the children (and on your own if you can sneak out ha ha). Here are my tips for what's on in October for families living in and visiting Berlin. Enjoy!
Whilst I sadly can't find the time for a weekly listings post between sorting out school runs, running a business and general day-t-day life, I can at least whip together a monthly round-up of the highlights of what's on for families each month. I'm starting a bit late in this month (I only just had the idea to create this) but here goes for the September highlights.
If you know of something excellent going on this month that families simply must know about, let me know in the comments section, along with the details, and I will add it to the list.
Not every parent is skilled at cutting a child's hair (I know this from personal experience!) so finding a patient hairdresser, experienced with cutting kid's hair, is a blessing! Here are my tips on where to go to get your child's hair cut in Berlin.
If you have anyone to add, please do let me know in the comments section...