Santa Claus is coming to Bp town on 6 December!

November 29, 2023

Mikulás or sometimes referred to as Télapó (Father Winter) is the Hungarian version of St Nicholas that’s basically our version of Santa Claus. For the 6th of December every year children polish their boots the night before and place them on their window or in front of the door waiting for Mikulas to arrive at […]

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First Legal Home Birth Midwife in Hungary

March 21, 2023

Congratulations to Felícia Vincze, the first home birth midwife in Hungary to receive her license and thus be able to attend out of hospital births legally. About Felícia Felícia is the mother of 7 children who holds a Masters degree in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah. Actually, she started her career as a […]

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Spring Mom2Mom Sale 2012

March 11, 2023

Budapest Mom2Mom Sale - March 25th, 2012, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Mom-to-Mom Sale Magyarul A mom-to-mom sale is an event where moms can rent tables to sell gently used children’s items to other moms and dads.  It’s a great place for expectant moms to find fantastic deals on almost-new maternity wear and baby gear. […]

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Hungarian Midwife Ágnes Geréb Receives 2 Years in Prison

February 10, 2023

The Budapest Court of Appeals announced its sentence for Dr. Ágnes Geréb, an obstetrician and home birth midwife. The court of appeals not only upheld the lower court’s decision, but added to the severity of the sentence. Dr. Geréb is to serve two years in prison, not eligible for parole. The court also banned Dr. […]

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Home Birth in Hungary Update 2012

February 4, 2023

Home birth in Hungary is legal. Only, you can’t have one. Yet.* Women in Hungary have the right to choose their place of birth. Since 2011, we even have brand spanking new regulations that are supposed to govern the work of those attending home births, and lay out the rules for who can receive a […]

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Easter 2011

April 15, 2023

Painted eggs, ‘sprinkling’ (locsolás), egg hunts, the Easter bunny, chocolate, kalács - all part of the fun in Hungarian Easter celebrations! There’s plenty to do with the family on Easter weekend, in and out of Budapest. Here are some of the child-friendly programs available: The Budapest Zoo - Earth Festival and Green Easter (info in […]

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New location for mommy-baby group in Buda!

March 19, 2023

Mommy-baby group on the Buda side (Mondays 3 to 5 pm) has moved locations! The new address is XII. Hertelendy utca 1/b. 1st floor #14 (Buzzer 14) View Larger Map By public transportation: Trams 61 (Márvány u / Királyhágó u. stop) or 59 (Királyhágó tér stop). Buses 105 or 139 (Márvány u. stop) Metro 2 […]

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Could your baby’s birth date be related to certain allergies?

January 25, 2023

A Finnish study has recently looked into dates babies were born to see if some are more prone to allergies than others. The study was published in 2010 but involved children born between April 2001 and March 2006. Their results showed that positive food allergies were more common in babies born in October to November, […]

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A Tale of Two Home Births

October 27, 2023

By Amy Romano I have two kids, and they were both born at home.  My births were almost carbon copies of each other.  My daughter and son were both born at 39 weeks and 4 days, labor started with water breaking, contractions followed about 30 minutes later, and then labor progressed very quickly.  I had […]

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