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  1. Problems After Delivery of Your Baby - Check Your Symptoms

    If you answer yes to any of the following questions,click on the "Yes" in front of the question for information about how soon to see a health professional. Review health risks that may increase the seriousness of your symptoms. Note: If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. vaginal bleeding. Do you have ...

  2. Soothing Your Sick Child

    WebMD offers tips on soothing your sick infant or toddler.

  3. 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 ..

  4. Choosing Child Care - Individual Care Providers

    Types of individual providers Babysitters and mother's helpers. Babysitters provide informal 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Choosing Child Care - Paying for Child Care

    Budgeting 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 that 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 government agencies) can help ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. Sponge Bath for a Child's Fever - Topic Overview

    A sponge bath may be given if: Your child's fever is 104°F (40°C) or higher and Acetaminophen or ibuprofen has not lowered the temperature and Your child is very uncomfortable. Give your child an appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen before giving him or her a sponge bath. Wait 30 minutes to see whether the medicine brings the child's fever below 104°F (40°C). Give a sponge bath as ...

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