KiwiBI – Children welcome in Bielefeld
According to an African proverb, “It takes a whole village to raise a child”. This also applies to parents in Bielefeld and KiWiBI is there to lend a helping hand.
Parenting expectations have risen over the last few years and this has been accompanied by a barrage of advice in the media – but, how do you decide between good or bad advice? Parenting has become more diverse and multifaceted, but also more difficult.
This is where the child-friendly town of Bielefeld comes in –“KiwiBI – Children welcome in Bielefeld” comes alongside parents by supporting mothers and fathers with newborn babies and welcoming these little citizens.
This is because mothers and fathers with children need a neighbourhood which not only shares their joy, but also their challenges and hardships, providing them with support.
The AWO voluntary academy OWL is responsible for organising welcome visits and KiwiBI groups on behalf of the town of Bielefeld.
Welcome visit – a real help
Our messenger delivers kind regards from Bielefeld. She hands the “Bärchen-Schnuffeltuch” to you as a gift for your child and a KiwiBi-Bag with a voucher for a First-Aid-Course for Kids for you, the letters for parents for the first year of your child and informative literature about babies. She helps to answer your questions. Please find out more in this video…..
If you wish to receive a welcome visit, please contact “KiwiBI – Children welcome in Bielefeld”.
All parents with newborn babies and children up to 3 years of age are quite welcome to join our KiwiBI groups. Here you have a chance to get to know other families from your neighbourhood, while receiving plenty of information and tips for everyday life. This service is free of charge and you can drop by without an appointment. Our trained voluntary staff are looking forward to meeting you.
Find out if there is a local KiwiBI group in your area here…
The KiwiBi-forum offers families with children an uncomplicated and quick online-exchange-possibility in Bielefeld. Hints and experience of daily routine can be reviewed, commented on and discussed. Form different ways to change a baby’s diaper to the cheapest offer for diapers. The offer is at no charge, only a short registration is necessary.
People of the neighbourhood are invited to offer support to families in Bielefeld and to post contributions about their experience, to support the contact between neighbours.