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Does Daycare Usually Have High Caregiver Turnover
Yes: I think you may want to ask "why?" if there is a very high teacher turnover rate. Most child caregivers are warm, loving people who want to work in a pleasant environment where they get to know the children and their families over a steady period of time. It may be a red flag if you find there is not a consistent environment for them. Be sure to inquire about why. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: If this doesn't result in weight loss & improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more
Is a wedge pillow safe? My daughter is currently congested plus suffers from acid reflux. Doctor wants her elevated but daycare will only use wedge.
Depends: I see the baby's age noted at 0, so I am concerned about this. If the baby is less than 12 month of age then she is still at risk for SIDS. Wedge pillows have been associated with SIDS or accidental suffocation in emerging studies. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20121121/infant-deaths-sleep-positioners Put a thick book under her entire crib mattress to elevate bed. ...Read more
Common: Guilt is a common emotion experienced by caregivers. It can include feelings that one could have done more, should have known better, would have done differently in retrospect etc. You must take care of yourself as well. Look for support information here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/caregivers.Html. ...Read more
Absolutely: A recent conchrane reveiw on prayer andsurgery failed to conclude that prayer can improve medical outcomes, however, there is evidence that it can affect you as a care giver and the relationship you have with patients. Read the article in the american journal of surgery march 2011 on this topic (there is a link on my profile). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heal Thyself: This is a great question. Before you can effectively care for others you must first care for yourself. Lack of patience, stress and resentment with others usually stems from an inability to self manage these emotions with yourself. Permit venting in a personal "time out" and then return with a fresh perspective. Never harber ill will with yourself as it will always carry over to others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Support system: This really speaks to why having a support system in place is important when providing care for someone. Being a sole caregiver sometimes leads to taking less care of yourself, and then increases your chance of getting sick. Plan ahead by having a support system in place. If you're already sick look for other resources-ask your church, doctor's office, community agency for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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