Every parent knows: children not only bring joy and cherished moments but also additional expenses. From schoolbooks to new clothing and those spontaneous treats – the costs can add up. To support families, the Dutch government introduced the Dutch child budget (kindgebonden budget). This financial support, which you can receive on top of the child benefit (kinderbijslag), is an income-dependent contribution for children up to 18 years old. This scheme is not only intended for families with a lower income but also provides support to families with an average income. What exactly is the child budget, are you eligible for it, and what does it mean in different family situations like co-parenting?