Dr. Anamar Menéndez Rodríguez - Paediatric (Child) Dentist
Dr. Anamar Menéndez Rodríguez is a Paediatric Dentist working at the Clinica Souki in Madrid and comes highly recommended. She speaks English.
Calle Gúzman el Bueno, 15, 28015, Madrid
Tel for English/French speakers: 915470085 or 625238285
Web: www.clinicasouki.es (the English version is currently under construction)
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 11am-2pm, 3pm-9pm
Babytravelling rents all kinds of baby and kids products from puschairs & cots to carseats, toys, sterilisers and highchairs. They also have beach equipment. You can rent for days or weeks. They deliver and collect and the products are always in excellent condition. Also based in Barcelona, Valencia, the Balearics and the South of Spain. They speak English, Spanish, Catalan, German & French.
Tel: (+34) 670 73 18 35
**MumAbroad members get 10% discount on all rentals. Please quote MumAbroad in all correspondence**
" It is ideal if, like me, you often have family and friends coming to Spain on a visit with their little ones and don’t want to lug travel cots, strollers, high chairs, car seats etc over with them. You can even rent toys and bottle warmers for your stay. You just have to look at what is available on the website and ask to have it delivered to your address in Barcelona, Valencia or Madrid on the day of your choice. Such a handy service if you want to travel as light as possible with your children!" (RL, Jan 2012)
Centro medio-Psicologico de Preparacion a la Maternidad
Dra. Josefina Ruiz Vega, the well known gynaecologist and writer of several books and director of the centre runs pre and post-partum courses here. Some courses available in English.
Paseo de Habana, 84, 91 457 55 84.
"I took Neela to a baby massage course at the same place where I had my birth preparation course: Josefina speaks English but the girl who runs the massage course is only Spanish speaking. They also have a baby playgroup, but again everything is Spanish speaking" (IB)
Centro de Vacunación
For all immunizations for ages: Birth to 14yrs. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
C/Nuñez de Balboa (corner of General Oraá) 91-561-6195
"No appointment needed. Quicker and more efficent than any of the clinics private and public that we have tried, and its free" (AL, Feb 09)
Consulta Médica de Homeopatia y Acupuntura
Specialists in Homeopathy and Acupuncture.
Consulta Médica de Homeopatia y Acupuntura. C/ Torrelaguna 36, Madrid. Tel: 914041604-600028757
"We are treating our children of 15 months and 4 years of age with Homeopathy, and we are delighted. In addition to the professionalism we like their human touch and their closeness. We were tired of not getting results with traditional medicine and we are now beginning to see the light of the end of the tunnel. Strongly recommended" (TB, March 2011)
Dr Eric Le Beller speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.
Avenida de los Madronos 49c. 28043
"He is fantastic and extremely good with the kids - my eldest (7 year old) had to go and see him a couple of weeks ago because she had a tooth coming through that was causing her lots of pain. We had a family appointment last night and she couldn't wait to see Dr Eric again (all shes gone on about this week). My 5 years old has previously been absolutely petrified of dentists, but he was so good with her and soon had her in the chair so he could "count her teeth"! Also very good with adults! and reasonably priced!" (SV, Dec 2010)
Child Mental Health Specialists
Sinews is a highly recommended Madrid-based child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists. The Sinews team consists of a child and adolescent psychologist, a child psychiatrist, a speech language pathologist, a neurologist and a pediatric occupational therapist.
For a full interview with two of the practictioners, please click here
Address: Calle Zurbano, 34 1º izq. Madrid, 28010.
Telephone: 91 700 19 79
"My wife and I were extremely happy with the help our child received. We both believe that it will have a profound and long-lasting beneficial effect on our child. Laurie was fantastic in identifying the problem and implementing a strategy that greatly helped to alleviate it" ('S', Jan 09)
Clinica Dental Potosi
Clinica Dental Potosi provide all types of dentistry for adults and children and all dentists speak English, Spanish and two also speak German.
Ask for Cristian, Stefan or Nicola and you''ll be able to organise appointments in English.
Clinica Dental Potosi, Potosí, 2, 1st floor, door E.
Enjoy Mandarin offers a whole host of services for you and your children to help learn Mandarin. You can find playmates for your children, au pairs, babysitters and nannies. They also can arrange birthday parties and camps for kids.
C/Cochabamba, 23, MadridTel 690 03 47 53 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘’My 2 years son is having a Chinese playmate since March. It is amazing seeing how after 2 months he starts to understand what Mei Lin says and even if he is not communicating much in Mandarin yet, he is able to start counting in Mandarin! And says hello when finding someone with Chinese features.
I am so happy that I will continue this experience, it is definitely confirmed that at this age, 2-3 years old, children can learn so fast another language. His mother tongue is Spanish and he will learn English, so we believe it is a good time and way for him to learn Chinese, at least to start familiarizing with it. It is a help for me on his care in the afternoon and fun and learn for him.
And Enjoy Mandarin staff in Madrid supports a lot with materials, finding the right person for your child and helping when needed’’ (SB, June 2011)
Very popular with many mothers. Lots of reasonably priced classes offered here. Anteand post partum as well as baby and kids yoga, they even run some belly-dancing classes! Mon -Thur de 11.30 a 21.00pm and Fri 11.30 a 19.30pm
C/Raimundo Lulio,5 28010-Madrid (Metro Bilbao) 91 4463896 or 691680003 www.espaciovital.net
"I reckon this was the key to a very easy labour. They also offer Baby Yoga - but I would only recommend it for younger babies (e.g. newborn up to 6 months) because in practice it was more for the Mums" (CG, Jan 09)
Kyes Nanny Agency
Kyes offers specialist nanny services and also help for all domestic needs
Tel 91 345 9371 email@example.com
"Moved to Madrid with my wife and our 1 year old daughter. We desperatly needed someone to take care of our daughter. We went to several agencies but they did not really convince us, it seemed as if we were just another number, another client number.Then one day we went to a park and got to chat with a lady. She was basically ´spotting´ how the nannies were taking care of the kids they were in charge of. And when relevant was giving her business card to the them. This lady found us the best nanny ever! She gets her contacts from nannies in the park, does interviews and really checks references. I recommend them without any doubt! You can fin more about them at The web is in Spanish but they speak English fluently" (XG)
Nanny services - Casalista
An agency that provides all kinds of domestic help from nannies, cleaners to home-help for the elderly.
Paseo Florida 31 28013 Madrid 915 594 177/606 564 466 www.casalista.com
"We have a great nanny living with us from the Philippines (I started work again full time when Neela was 6 months old) and found her through the agency Casalista. Casalista only works with Philippines. If you want your kids to learn Spanish through your nanny, then I wouldn’t recommend this agency because the Philippines who arrive here are normally not Spanish speaking" (IB, March 09)
Nina Onsrud - Childhood Allergy Expert
Nina Onsrud offers treatments for childhood allergies. Nina is a member of NAET which offers a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractics, nutrition, and kinesiology
(+34) 650053370 firstname.lastname@example.org
"We are now 6 months into William´s treatment and I can honestly say it has been mind blowing. For the first time in William´s life he goes to the toilet properly producing perfect stools. He was intolerant to almost everything so after many treatments his body could now break down and utilise all food groups inc. protein, vitamins A, B, C, sugars, iron, minerals, salts, cereals, yeast etc. Sticking to the programme Nina advised was easy as we are used to avoiding certain foods and used to reading every label. The beauty of this treatment is that you only stick to a strict diet for 25 hours after each treatment which made the whole process relatively easy. Now we are slowly introducing soya and other foods to William with no reaction. My 7 year old daughter has also been seeing Nina for her excema. It is very common that excema sufferers are allergic to vitamin A and protein. We have been very impressed with the progress so far with her also. I have learnt so much from this type of treatment with Nina and our lives are so much easier, healthier and safer. Thank you Nina for all she has done for us and I can´t recommend her highly enough!" (AJ, June 09)
Click here to read an interview with Nina
Paediatrician - Dr Claudia M Rettberg
UK GMC Registered consultant Paediatrician.
Avda.Concha Espina 8-12º-28036 Madrid, 91 564 69 05//91564 69 15 (in Spanish from 5-8.30pm Mon-Fri.)
Mobile 629 934 657 650 098 429 (in Spanish, English and German) Emergencies and Home visits use mobile number.
"We are using a German paediatrician: You have to like homeopathy to believe that your child is in good hands" (IB, March 09)