Infants

Jan 23, 2015
Category: Infants
Posted By: Anna

Question: We are currently in the middle of trying to figure out childcare for our newborn baby, and are torn on which option is best; having a nanny come in 4 days a week or having grandparents stay with the child 1 day, having a nanny come in for 2, and working from home the other two days. The first option seems to offer the kind of routine babies generally thrive on, but the other option is more.

Jul 19, 2014
Category: Infants
Posted By: Dainelle

Question: I have a 5 month old baby, and plan to leave for military basic training when she is 8 months old. I planned to leave her with her Grandmother and her father, both of which she has seen everyday since the day she was born. Her grandmother plans to leave work and stay home with her 24/7 upon my leave in order to give her the same love and attention that I have given her by being a stay at home mother throughout her life thus far. My concern is my leaving her for 3 months while I'm in basic training, will affect her mentally and emotionally in a negative way and possibly long term. Or will she adjust due to the fact that she is well acquainted with her soon to be caregiver and live a normal life.

Dainelle

Mar 12, 2011
Category: Infants
Posted By: Jane
picture of girl sucking her thumbHi, my name is Tanya and I am a mother of two children, a girl aged 3 and a baby boy. I was unable to breastfeed either child because I am taking immune suppressant medication due to having had a kidney transplant several years before the children were born. Because of this I gave the children a dummy early on. When I stopped my three year old from sucking a dummy she moved on to sucking her thumb and still does so. I wanted to try and stop it before she goes to nursery and I also worry about the development of her teeth, but I wonder what is the right way to do it and when. Can you help?
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