Choosing Child Care - Group Child Care Providers
Narrowing your searchWhen you start looking for child care, narrow down your selection by considering practical issues as well as your child's needs.Do you need part - time or full - time child care?What days of the week do you need child care? Are the days always the same, or do they change?During what hours do you need child care (include your travel time if appropriate)?What are you willing to
Choosing Child Care - Beginning Your Search
Individual child careBabysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal, periodic, in - home care for your child, such as when you need to run errands or have planned an evening out. They are usually paid hourly and maintain general household order, but they are not expected to do housekeeping chores. A mother's helper is similar to a babysitter but is someone who watches your child ..
Choosing Child Care - Helping Your Child Get Started
At the start of a new child care routine,it's common for a child to show some signs of anxiety,such as clinging or crying when you leave. With your child's needs in mind,try to ease the transition. Prepare yourself and your child. If you are enrolling your child in care for the first time,it may be helpful for you both to get used to spending time apart. Hire a babysitter or ask a friend ...
Choosing Child Care - Other Concerns
Paying for high - quality child careBudgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or there may be a waiting list, especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance.Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal ...
Choosing Child Care - Topic Overview
What is child care?In basic terms, child care is temporary care by someone other than a parent. Child care should offer a healthy, safe, and secure place for children to develop and grow. In the United States, approximately 75% of children younger than 5 are cared for on a regular basis by a person who is not their parent.1The high demand for child care is a reflection of many cultural and ...
Breast Engorgement - Home Treatment
Information on home treatment of breast engorgement.
Breast Engorgement - Symptoms
Symptoms of breast engorgement happen when the breasts produce and fill with milk but little milk is removed from them. Milk overfills and engorges the breasts.
Breast Engorgement - Treatment Overview
Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast - feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home.
Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview
Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.
Breast Engorgement - Exams and Tests
No exams or tests are needed to diagnose breast engorgement. If your health professional suspects a breast infection (mastitis), you will be treated with antibiotics.