Affordable Happiness

Regardless of whether you’re a first-time mum or dad or an experienced parent: parenting invariably involves a lot of expenses. What premiums are available? Are you entitled to any allowances? How to keep things affordable? These are all questions we would like to help you with. On this page you’ll find everything you need for affordable happiness. From concrete tips on how to save on children’s stuff to an overview of premiums. 

What type of insurance does your child require?

There are so many things to arrange when having a baby. And you’ll obviously want the best for your little one. But sometimes it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. What about all those insurance policies, for example? What new insurance policies should you take out, and which ones should you cancel? We’ve done the hard work for you.

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Think getting by on a budget is impossible? These tips will help get you started.

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but are worried you won't be able to make ends meet? Or are you one of those many families for whom, despite having two incomes, the end of the month always comes too soon? 

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Pregnant? Request maternity care without delay!

A wonderful yet potentially overwhelming period is about to begin. Those first few days and weeks at home will involve seeking a new equilibrium. Fortunately, you’re not alone: indeed, once at home, you can make use of maternity care.

How to apply for maternity care

Are you pregnant? Do you already have children but don't yet receive Child Benefit from KidsLife?

Apply for maternity fee Transfer to KidsLife for you Child Benefit

What are the advantages for self-employed parents?

As a new mom, you have , like all other mothers, the right to receive your maternity fee, followed by the “Growth Package” (formerly known as child benefit). Even when your baby isn’t born yet, you can request your starting amount, also known as the maternity fee. Two months before the estimated date of birth you will receive this.

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Everything you need to know about the NIP test

The NIP test, or NIPT for short, is a test that can be taken during pregnancy to determine whether your baby has Down's syndrome. There are numerous misconceptions surrounding this test. Is it safe? Does it provide 100 percent certainty? And how much does it cost? Six questions, six answers.

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How pregnancy and ovulation tests work

In order to become pregnant, you obviously need to have sex during your fertile period. But how can you tell if you are fertile? And how do you know if you are pregnant? We list the available tests and explain how they work and what they cost.

Pregnancy test

How to keep summer (camp) affordable

Bridging a two-month holiday is a challenge for every family. Summer camp might seem like an ideal solution, but the costs can quickly mount up. Especially with several children in the family. So, how can you keep summer (camp) affordable? Our tips.

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Choosing affordable childcare: how to go about it?

One of the first things you need to arrange during your pregnancy is your baby’s future childcare. The waiting lists are still long, particularly for the most sought-after nurseries. Should you choose a childcare facility close to your home or work, a childminder or nursery? And how can you keep your childcare costs in check? This overview will help you get started.

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Perinatal physiotherapy: who is it for and what does it cost?

Your body changes every day during your pregnancy. This can be accompanied by ailments and discomforts. Perinatal physiotherapy can help tremendously in such cases. Did you know you’re entitled to a refund for nine perinatal physiotherapy sessions? And that you can use them both before and after delivery?

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Are you pregnant? Do you already have children but don't yet receive Child Benefit from KidsLife?

Apply for maternity fee Transfer to KidsLife for you Child Benefit

Save on Childcare!

You know the day will come when you have to leave your son or daughter at a childcare facility for the first time. You can say your tearful goodbye, safe in the knowledge that they are in good hands. Childcare usually also comes with a hefty price tag. But did you know that you can claim back a portion of your registration fee? 

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Five tips for an affordable sip & see

The sip & see is a trend that has been growing in popularity for several years. It’s a convenient way to invite all your family, friends and acquaintances at once to celebrate the birth of your baby. But these celebrations don’t come cheap. Discover our top tips for an affordable sip & see.

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Cheap, second-hand baby items

How long is your wish list of baby essentials? Already breaking into a sweat at the mere thought of how much it will cost? Don’t panic! Request your Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance on time, and get started with our great savings tips.

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Recently divorced and now a single parent? Then you’ll need to arrange the following

A divorce has a serious impact on you and your family. Emotionally and in most cases financially. As a single parent, it's not easy to keep all the balls in the air. This practical list serves as a handy reminder for getting your financial affairs in order. Because, remember: You're not alone!

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Why children are happier in school

Children are returning to school, and that’s a good thing. Not every child is equally suited to home learning. Children long to see their classroom friends and peers. The structure that school provides is also extremely beneficial. And they can subsequently blow off steam during the holidays.  

Why are they happier? 

What are the financial implications associated with your newly-formed blended family?

How can you resolve the financial issues that typically arise as the result of forming a blended family with your new partner? It’s not as easy as you might think. Fortunately, our tips will enable you to continue viewing your new relationship through rose-tinted glasses and help you become the best step-parent in the world! At least, that’s the idea.

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7 budget-friendly tips to keep your children busy in these coronavirus times

What are your children doing now the schools are closed? Are you feverishly looking for fun and affordable ways to keep your children happy? Good news: you don’t have to look any further. Here are a few tips. Even better news: the most expensive tip costs only 1 cent.

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Gynaecologist or midwife: who does what?

When you are pregnant, it is important to keep a close eye on your health and that of your baby. But who takes care of this monitoring? A gynaecologist or a midwife? Who does what? Who can you share your concerns with? And are these appointments reimbursed? These are all important questions for the parents-to-be.

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