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Nanny (Overview)

A nanny can provide individualized childcare within your own home.


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5 m.old baby loves all who plays with her.Is it normal?As her 1.8 m old cousins afraid others except mom&dad&grandma&nanny,even grandpa who sees daily

5 m.old baby loves all who plays with her.Is it normal?As her 1.8 m old cousins afraid others except mom&dad&grandma&nanny,even grandpa who sees daily

Variable issue: It is common for infants to accept anyone in their environment until 6-9 months when they usually develop preference for their primary caretakers. If they become selective early it is not a problem. ...Read more

Nanny (Overview)

A nanny can provide individualized childcare within your own home.


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Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?

Why would happy 8 month old baby get fussy suddenly when mom is interviewing nanny candidate who is bad?

Mom: Babies are very sensative to the mood and body language of their parents. If the sitter was " bad", the mom probably tensed up. The baby feels this and is scared and begins fussy. Most likely explanation. ...Read more

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My mother with alzheimer's keeps having temper tantrums over staff care?

My mother with alzheimer's keeps having temper tantrums over staff care?

Behavior is common: Many people with dementia are confused and have trouble understanding what people say to them so this can lead to agitation or aggression with personal cares. There are behavioral interventions that can often lesson this but if there is significant aggression, medications may be needed. A geriatric psychiatrist can help you, if one is available. ...Read more

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Need reliable caregiving agency/individual for mom in my home. Do we want cna, housekeeper, neighbor girl if she has dementia?

Need reliable caregiving agency/individual for mom in my home. Do we want cna, housekeeper, neighbor girl if she has dementia?

I would start with : Talking to your doctor about this as he knows the severity of the illness and how fast it is progressing. ...Read more

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Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

A team!: Hospice teams involve a doctor, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, pastoral care, volunteers, choreworkers, and others. A patient and family will typically interact with all of these clinicians over the course of care. Most hospice have a primary nurse who is the clinician they see the most. ...Read more

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Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Do adoptive parents bond well with child?

Definitely: If the child is placed with loving parents who have compassion.Love.Patience and understanding.Babies and children want love. Adoptive parents are motivated to nurture and love their adoptive babies/c?Hildren. ...Read more

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Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Good question: Typical 1-year-olds feed a doll with a bottle, representing an act from the environment. Even at 3-4 years, kids with autism put the tip of the bottle in any indentation on the doll's body, sensorimotor play. Despite overdeveloped rote memory, they can't "get" concepts- things you can't see or touch-because of their concrete thinking. That's why therapy has to be intensive & repetitive to work. ...Read more

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Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...Read more

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If parent wants to live with daughter who spoils her and she lets her, is that elder abuse?

If parent wants to live with daughter who spoils her and she lets her, is that elder abuse?

Confused: Sorry i'm confused. Are the parents spoiling the daughter? And who is abusing who? Please rephrase. ...Read more

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Kids are gifted. Mom never was but husband insists on her homeschooling them for religious reasons. Wrong?

Kids are gifted. Mom never was but husband insists on her homeschooling them for religious reasons. Wrong?

Depends: I'm not a huge fan of home schooling, but data show that, effectively done, kids do as well as or better than those in public schools. There are many resources available, so one does not have to create an educational program from scratch. Biggest issues usually have to do with socialization, which can be harder; but, arranging for social contacts in other settings helps with that. ...Read more

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Friend's newborn baby got whooping cough.Granny who didn't know visited sick baby then visited my nb baby on same day. Held both.Chances of catching?

Friend's newborn baby got whooping cough.Granny who didn't know visited sick baby then visited my nb baby on same day. Held both.Chances of catching?

Whooping Cough: I am sorry to hear that your friend's child is ill. There are good vaccinations to prevent this kind of illness in both children and adults now. There is also no guarantee that your granny will get ill. Exposure to illness in no way predicts infection. But, if granny does become seriously ill her physician should know that she was exposed to pertussis, the bug that causes whooping cough. ...Read more

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91 year old mother broke her hip. Will she recover?

91 year old mother broke her hip. Will she recover?

FUNCTION?: Recovery from a hip fracture depends on mulitple elements , firstly, how was her premorbid functional status? Was she independent in all her actvities of daily living? Quick transfer to a rehab facility post op is very important, as is minimal delay to the operating room to fix the fracture in the beginning. ...Read more

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Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born 3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones

Baby girl 4.5 months old, weights 5.95kg was born  3kg. Is she underweight? She's otherwise healthy and meeting her developmental milestones

No: Sounds normal the average baby doubles their birthweight at about 5-6months which she basically has done.Check with your pediatrician, but she sounds fine. ...Read more

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I have a 16 yr old granddaughter who wants to improve her height, what can she do? She's 5'2"

I have a 16 yr old granddaughter who wants  to improve her height, what can she do? She's 5'2"

Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If closed you are finished growing taller.Most females are done at 16-17, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly.Healthy diet, rest and exercise support normal growth. ...Read more

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Need a doctors note for my apartments saying my daughter has a dissability and needs her service animal. Shes already trained her rat terrier.

Not this site: If you will read the site disclaimers, you will learn we don't diagnose or treat anyone from this site. That includes sending notes for special issues. Your landlord may or may not have a policy exclusion for animals & whether or not a note could gain an exception would depend on local ordinances. Look into this with your local physician. ...Read more

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Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?

Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?

Maybe: Stuffy nose is a variable label that can apply to allergies, mechanical obstruction, as well as illness.Illness can spread, but many other issues do not. ...Read more

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Friend just announced she had her baby on facebook. Gave name, date, weight, hospital. Is that wise?

Friend just announced she had her baby on facebook. Gave name, date, weight, hospital. Is that wise?

Depends on paranoia: Many folks are having more contact information available to the general public. Privacy and having control of personal information is a premium these days. Identity theft and issues on how to deter, detect and defend oneself is getting more difficult to fight. Taking more of a proactive approach & understanding the basic rights for identity victims-"a new baby" will important. Creepy folks exist. ...Read more