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How to help an infant adjust to daycare

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bottiggi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Have to look up: I could give you my opinion from 35 years of pediatric practice however

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes,at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Tinea/Eczema: Tinea is an infection of the skin and will generally not improve with local eczema treatment. There is a form of eczema which may appear similar to ri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Unknown: Depends on whether the "non-immunized" child succumbs to disease and how resistant your child is to that disease.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Daycare: For the illnesses that we typically immunize for at 2 months your baby really isn't at increased risk over just one week. "Herd immunity" - as long a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, f... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 50 years experience
"Fail?": I was moved to answer because you said you "fail at everything else". Your baby is only 7 weeks old, a brand new human being with his/her own personal... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Nope: You can start a routine now but please be flexible as babies need for sleep, feeding, and bowel/bladder will change and go through changing phases. D... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Practice with others: If you are the main caregiver, it is wise to allow your baby to spend some time with other people (a grandparent or friend). This will help to ease th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: For the first 6 months of daycare, children do tend to catch many colds. It's inevitable and yes, a normal part of being in daycare. It is merely a fu... Read More

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