In-home care, in which your child's caretaker comes to your home, is in many ways the most convenient for parents. In-home sitters range from trained nannies, who may have training in child development and first aid, to women who, although not trained formally, have had many years' experience caring for children, including their own. Or you might opt for an au pair, a young person, usually a woman in her early twenties, often from abroad, who lives with your family.
... was unavailable. I was finally forced to find my first babysitter. She came highly recommended by friends... they keep lists of people who have taken a babysitter-training course," says Tracy Sawicki, senior director..., okay, this is a job and it's time to check in." It's also crucial that your babysitter know first aid...
...What's you most embarrassing babysitter experience? "An unexpected business meeting forced my... husband and me to leave our toddler with a last-minute babysitter. Since she came with the recommendation... friend. We were mortified."
--Tia Sebetta, San Jose, CA "Our babysitter arrived one summer evening, and I...
Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts", we separate baby myths from reality.
You have at least two in every bag (and one in your glove compartment). You change 'em up to 10 times a day. You shell out a small fortune for them. Still, how much do you really know about diapers? Read on for the scoop.
Just over 10 percent of babies are born pre-term (before 37 weeks). The good news: Early labor can sometimes be stopped with a combo of meds and bed rest. Be on the lookout for these warning signs so you can call your doc ASAP if you think there's a problem.