Budapest Basics

Rhyme Time singalong groups

August 25, 2014

Rhyme Time, a special way to meet locals&expats who want to raise their kids in English! Looking for a social space for you and your baby to sing songs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? I invite English-speakers living in Hungary and native Hungarian parents alike to join us for Rhyme Time, an English-language sing-along group. Each […]

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Baby&Toddler Swimming Courses

August 14, 2014

Babies are born with natural swimming reflexes that help their bodies move and propel them through the water. As babies develop, these primitive reflex movements are transformed into voluntary actions, like kicking. Babies aren’t born with any fear of the water. In fact it is a very natural, familiar and therapeutic medium for them. Water […]

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Birth in Hungary: How much?

January 27, 2014

The information in this article and much much more appears in the ebook Having A Baby in Hungary. Last updated January 27, 2014. If you are pregnant and living in Hungary, you may wonder how much having your baby here will cost you. The answer is not straightforward: There are many factors that influence how […]

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International Preschools and kindergartens in Budapest 2013

March 6, 2013

Editor’s note: This blog was originally written by Lorna Kralik and was first published in June 2010 and first appeared on MoveOne’s Expat Echo blog. Budapest Moms took the time to update the list in March 2013 as applications for both state Hungarian and private pre-schools will take place in April. Open days are already […]

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Indoor playhouses of Budapest

February 5, 2013

Bp Mom Jasmina Jocic contributed to this article So it’s still winter, you have been to Normafa for sledging loads of times now, went to all the parties hosted by your friends during the holidays, taken your kids to the puppet theatre and dance shows at MUPA, visited the museums but unfortunately the winter colds […]

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The best child-friendly restaurants and cafes in Budapest – part 2 BUDA

July 13, 2012

Here is my list of the best Buda kids-friendly restaurants. I lived in 1st district just below the castle for almost 2 years so I got to try out most of these on the list. Do let us know if you know any others and I include those on the list too. Enjoy! BUDA 1st […]

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Budapest with kids – Parks (part 3) Buda Hills

June 9, 2012

Buda Hills/ Janos-hegy, Normafa/ Children’s railway I try to get up to the Buda hills a couple of times a year, it always has so much to offer whatever the season.  If you seriously want to get away from the smoke and the noise of the city, whether you wanna do some serious walking, hiking […]

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Budapest Nanny – The First Days

March 11, 2012

You did all the hard work: researching, interviewing, going through the list of potential candidates and then making the final decision. Finally the day has arrived, the first day with a new nanny. Setting off on this journey together is usually full of mixed emotions. On one hand, you are feeling excited that you will […]

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Budapest Nanny – What to Pay Babysitters

February 23, 2012

Finding the right person to fit in with your family and take care of your kids is not easy. Finding a long-term babysitter may be even more difficult, because you have to be patient with them in the first few weeks and give them time to get used to your routines and needs. Offering them […]

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