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Crying at drop-off and pick-up is more of a separation anxiety issue, and it's totally normal. It has nothing to do with whether she likes daycare. What you really need to know is whether she cries throughout the day, or if the crying is limited to a brief period at drop off and pick up. I used to sneak in to daycare at the end of the day and see my son ...


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This is the 2010 paper discussed in the CNN article: Côté SM, Petitclerc A, Raynault M, et al. Short- and Long-term Risk of Infections as a Function of Group Child Care Attendance: An 8-Year Population-Based Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(12):1132-1137. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.216. Children contract infections around the time they ...


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First of all, I wouldn't worry too much. Learning languages takes some time. It is often said that speech in bilingual kids can be delayed. Even if he is already fluent in his first and even his second language, he might just need some time to process a third one. It's a good sign that he understands German; give him some time, and the rest will follow. I ...


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I can tell you what the daycare my children goes to does: Babies up to 12 months are in the same room. They have 2 teachers, and usually one is playing with the kids that are awake, and one is putting down or feeding someone. The awake kids are engaged in play so they don't cry, or being picked up. Since you are only one person, you need to teach the 10 ...


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I have an inhome daycare and am battling this same issue with one of my little guys. I have five children of my own and know very well about potty training issues. My oldest children are in college. I understand that we aren't supposed to be negative about accidents. Accidents is the key word here. Your son and my little guy aren't having accidents. I ...


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Seeing your kids after work is always awesome. Leaving them to go to work can in some ways be like the only break you get in a day. So I would have to say it depends on the kind of person you are. If you just love every second with your kids and have the patience of a saint, then stay at home is probably the way to go. If you're like me and have a low ...


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I will be honest, I have no choice but to work as I was a divorced mom and had a family of four to feed and clothe, and rent to pay to keep a roof over our heads. The children understood, as they knew I was looking out for them, and are now following my example and all work. In between my days off I would take them for picnics and to Stourport and Kinver, ...


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There are a few things at work here, that seem to be combined in your question. The first is the concept that your child should be exposed to diseases at a younger age in order to avoid sickness at an older age. Much of your immune system works such that once you are exposed to a particular antigen (such as a protein from a virus or a bacteria), you ...


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For sleep times you can use a mosquito bed net https://www.google.com.br/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mosquito%20net%20for%20bed To indoor day-to-day use a repellent applyed directly to the skin or a some kind of mosquito indoors repellent ...


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Mosquito netting is one option (set up a tent over them), but it restricts the child to a fairly confined area. This can work fine for a newborn who doesn't move, but a toddler who wants to run and play, not so much. For mobile children, some sort of mosquito repellent on their body is a better choice. Typically this is a liquid spray in a can; the smell is ...


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Burts bees makes a herbal insect repellent. This would be good for really little babies. http://www.burtsbees.com/Herbal-Insect-Repellent/15299-00,default,pd.html Also Avon makes a product called Skin So Soft that smells nice and it also repels bugs. https://www.avon.com/category/bath-body/skin-so-soft/bug-guard?setlang=en These products seem to be a ...


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My guess is that your child will do fine. It takes effort to lean to speak, and up to now, understanding German has been enough. Daycare for the first three years does not exactly make a lot of linguistic demands on a child. I had a son who largely refused to speak his (only, native) language until well after the age his older brothers had. There was ...


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In my observation, separation anxiety is age dependent. At six months of age, babies tend to be relatively happy being left with a babysitter. At nine months, they have definitely formed attachments and will protest strongly when dropped off. Unfortunately, there is not much to be done about crying at drop-off time, other than to say a few reassuring words ...



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