I'm from Germany and have just got a baby together with my girlfriend. I work
and live here and it's OK for me. BUT: I'm not shure whether Poland is a good
place for raising up children and having family. The reasons? Well first of
all: Polish medical care - it's horrible! I was at the birth in the hospital.
Even though we payed extra money for so called "family birth" it was simply
bad. Many of the staff were so unfriendly, that they wound't be allowed to do
cleaning jobs in a german hospital. Sorry to have to say that. To have a good
medical care in Poland I think it would be nessecary to have a very good
private health insurance. But why should I pay for this, when I'm paying so
much for taxes and ZUS? And: I don't have any tax benefits or other benefits
for having kids. And prices for children commodities are exactly the same as
Other reason: polish drivers, why the fuck don't they stop when kids from
school want to go on zebra crossings? Why do they have to drive 80-100 kmH
when only 50 is allowed? I saw that so many times. I would be afraid of
letting my kids walk alone on the street to school.
Other reason: Unless one has got his own house and garden it's hard to find a
playground for children outside. I saw children playng on unfenced playgrounds
or meadows where dogs and cats have their shit. No one seem to care about it.
The playgrouds look often as if they were from the heavy industry age: all
made from SOLID METALL. Very seldom you see a wooden see-saw. It's mostly
What happens when it meets with my kid's head?
Question: What would you do, if you had kids in Poland? Would you stay here?
If yes: What would you try do for them so they have best childhood possible?