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When is it safe to leave my baby with a sitter?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on sitter

There isn't a certain age, but i would make sure your sitter is comfortable with children your child's age.
It is usually hardest to leave babies ages 6-9 months old with someone else since that is when stranger anxiety is the highest, but it is important that they learn you will leave them with someone safe and you will always come back!

In brief: Depends on sitter

There isn't a certain age, but i would make sure your sitter is comfortable with children your child's age.
It is usually hardest to leave babies ages 6-9 months old with someone else since that is when stranger anxiety is the highest, but it is important that they learn you will leave them with someone safe and you will always come back!
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics

In brief: 2

It is safe to leave your baby with a sitter when the baby is a few weeks old.
You should leave instructions and emergency contacts for his/her care. It may be helpful to take a short break the first time.

In brief: 2

It is safe to leave your baby with a sitter when the baby is a few weeks old.
You should leave instructions and emergency contacts for his/her care. It may be helpful to take a short break the first time.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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