Affordable Happiness: useful tips from KidsLife

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 are the costs associated with giving birth?

What are the costs associated with giving birth?

Pregnant with your first child? Congratulations! You likely have lots of questions: such as where you'd prefer to have your baby, the type of room or type of delivery. It's also sensible to consider the potential costs associated with your birth plan.
What are the costs associated with giving birth?
Pregnant? A baby on the way? Don't miss out on these financial benefits!

Pregnant? A baby on the way? Don't miss out on these financial benefits!

During the course of your pregnancy, you’ll fortunately have several months to prepare financially for your little one's arrival. You can supplement your family budget with numerous financial benefits, both before and after your pregnancy. Discover which benefits and premiums you’re entitled to below.
A baby on the way? Don't miss out on these financial benefits!
All you need the know about Maternity Allowance and Starting Amount

All you need the know about Maternity Allowance and Starting Amount

Expectant mothers are entitled to the Maternity Allowance. What exactly is that? When does your entitlement to Maternity Allowance commence, and how exactly do you apply for it?
All you need the know about Maternity Allowance and Starting Amount
Cheap, second-hand baby items

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.
Cheap, second-hand baby items
Maternity leave, parental leave and time credit

Maternity leave, parental leave and time credit

Would you like to spend more time with your family? The good news is that you can. Because as a parent, you're entitled to maternity leave, birth leave, parental leave and time credit. How does it work exactly?
Maternity leave, parental leave and time credit
Five tips for an affordable sip & see

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.
Five tips for an affordable sip & see
Managing on a budget

Managing on a budget

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? Where does all the money go? And is there a way you can do more with less? 
Managing on a budget
Perinatal physiotherapy

Perinatal physiotherapy

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? This means you get extra help before and after the birth of your child without all the extra costs.
Perinatal physiotherapy
Choosing affordable childcare: how to go about it?

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.
Choosing affordable childcare: how to go about it?