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Breast milk is best for your baby

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

How To Find The Right Day Care

Choosing a babysitter or day care for your child sometimes can be challenging. It’s okay to feel a little worried, this is a big decision, especially if this is your first child. Here are some ways that can help lessen your anxiety when it comes to choosing the right day care for your little one.

Generally, there are many options when it comes to day care centres or services like nannies. A day care is a centre where parents drop children off, usually for a full day. Here are some things to consider when trying to make your decision.

  1. Ask around.
    You can never be too prepared, and this will give you the opportunity to get to know the
    people in charge and prevent any last-minute decisions.
     
  2. Do your research.
    Get recommendations from other parents and your paediatrician.Consult your OB-GYN or any pregnancy prep classes. These mums are on the same boat you are, so feel free to seek out opinions.
     
  3. Interview centres.
    Give your day care centres a call and do quick interview over the phone. This way can help you ensure the staff is friendly and forthcoming with their information.
     
  4. Visit Centres
    Visiting the centre once you have narrowed down your choices. This is vital to check if the place and people are right for you and your little one!
     
  5. Ask and check for references.
    Take the initiative to find out more about the centres. Contact current or past parents you might know and ask them about their experience with the centre. Do not base your judgement based on written reviews alone.
     
  6. Drop by unannounced.
    Visit the day care centres without any notice. This will allow you to asses if the day care manages itself as it claims to, all the time. If the centre doesn't allow unscheduled visits of any kind, you may want to think twice about it.
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