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It is very likely that daycare will allow you to bring refrigerated or frozen breast milk and that your partner will be able to pump at work, but it takes dedication and logistics. I will share my experience, as it worked for us and was improved over months of trial/error. I went back to work when my baby was 3 months old. Each day, (after nursing my ...


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You will probably be able to provide your own milk. Talk to daycare facilities you're considering and find out their policy. Some include formula and diapers as part of their services, some do not. Ours required parents to bring in the baby's food (whether breastmilk or formula) and stored it in the fridge with the bottle clearly labeled. Even in cases ...


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I don't know if you have this option but an alternative to nursery is to find a child minder. In the UK we have Ofsted registered childminders who are childcare professionals. Being registered with Ofsted means they are regularly inspected and will have a grading that you can assess them by. Childminders deal with smaller numbers of children (at most 5 or ...


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I am surprised that no one suggested you sit in on the "class" several times to observe your daughter's behavior. To communicate effectively, you need to know (and if to believe, you need to see first hand, so be it) what behaviors of concern your child's teachers are seeing, and for them to believe you, they need to know if what you say is true (if it is, ...


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As the man of the house you sometimes have to make unpopular decisions that are best for the family. If it's the best decision for your family, then that's what it is. Don't feel like a failure, feel like a good father. Plans don't often work out the way they need to, be thankful that you have the means to put your child in nursery, some families cannot and ...


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For a highly intelligent person, especially a child ahead of her peers in school, I find that the best remedy is reading. My wife is a teacher and swears by phonics. She taught all my children to read early, and to this day that has served them extremely well. My first is now in college, and loving it. My second is a junior in HS, but already being ...


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Small children have very little control over their lives. Most decisions are made for them. So when they figure out how to get any control, they take the idea and run with it. Your daughter has tried temper tantrums to get what she wants. And she learned that for you and your husband it doesn't work. So she doesn't try that with you. For the preschool ...


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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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A totally different (and probably complementing) aproach from Ossum's Mom's brilliant answer (+1) would be to make sure that these children feel that they are important to you. That they matter to you as opposed to you being just "that funny person that stops by". That is, talk to them, listen actively and remember what they tell you. At the next visit, show ...


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For each family, find things you do well or enjoy that the parent(s) do not, and find a fun way to bring the children into your world -- assuming they're old enough for that activity. Do you like fly fishing, but this couple does not? Take the kid(s) fly fishing. Do you like art museums but this family never seems to go to one? Take them to an art ...


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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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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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I have always just waited til they are 3 yrs old. I have 4 kids, & that seems to work MUCH better than trying to train a 2-yr old. Cognitively, I just think they're better equipped. And mine are extremely smart (so it's not that they can't), their brains are just more well-developed by then. They understand more not only about their bodies (& its ...


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The childcare has a responsibility to treat your child appropriately and according to your wishes. That said, there may be practical reasons why they need to put him in nappies (hygiene and having to wash the carpets). I've had exactly the same experience with my daughter. Every 30 minutes seems far too often, and could easily be off-putting to a small ...


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It really seems like the teacher just doesn't have time to effectively cater 20-30 different discipline styles so any children that don't conform must be Autistic or ADD or some other trendy excuse for their behavior. This happens because teachers in the US (I'm assuming your in the US) are incredibly overworked and under supported. So while I'm not trying ...


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I've raised three children of my own, and for many years worked in a daycare center. The truth is, that children often behave differently at daycare than at home. There is so much going on at daycare, with all the children and toys, that it's no wonder a child doesn't want to stop to go to the potty every 30 minutes. Daycare do have regularly scheduled ...


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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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The question seems to assume that the impact is negative, but research is showing the exact opposite. This study came out just last month showing that a working mother is correlated with positive outcomes for her children across cultures. Adult daughters of working mothers are more likely to be employed, earn higher wages, and hold supervisory positions. ...


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It's not unusual behaviour for younger children. My 3 year old sometimes cries when she's dropped off at play-school, but is generally fine a while afterwards. Children often cry when the parent leaves, but usually get over it pretty quickly. I would suggest leaving, then watching through a crack in the door for 5 minutes or so to see how they get on.


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Most likely they just need time. My daughter was very much like that at age four, to the point where she wouldn't speak a single word to anyone the entire time. She is now five and a half, and you would never be able to tell she used to be that way. Some kids just take a little longer than others, especially when they spend most of their time with their ...



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