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Difficulty Rating: Moderately Easy
Introduction
You’ve done your homework, researching and investigating day care centers until you found the right one for your baby. Now comes the hard part: going back to work and leaving her in the hands of someone else. Preparing for the big day can go a long way in relieving the anxiety—yours and your baby’s. And since babies feed off their parents’ emotions, the calmer and more self-assured you are, the happier and less stressed your baby will be.

Things You’ll Need
Well-stocked diaper bag: diapers, change of clothes, extra bottles, diaper rash cream, sunscreen
Baby’s comfort items, like a favorite toy, pacifier or blanket
Parent contact information and an emergency contact

Steps
Step 1
Get your baby used to the day care center. Before you return to work, go to the center with your baby. Show her the facility, the toys and the caregivers. Leave her for an hour, then 2 or 3, gradually increasing your time away.

Step 2
Keep things loud at home. Day care centers are not quiet places; get your baby used to napping with noise by playing music or TV while she sleeps.

Step 3
Make sure your baby’s immunizations are up to date. Day care centers can be breeding grounds for germs and disease.

Step 4
Request a certain caregiver if your baby (or you) seems to have a preference for that person.

Step 5
Give the center a list detailing your baby’s habits and schedule—for example, when she eats or sleeps and what she likes to play with.

Tips
Make your good-bye short and sweet—a quick kiss and hug—and then be out the door, even if your baby cries. Prolonged partings can be stressful for both you and your child.

Warnings
The bigger the day care setting, the greater the chance your baby will get sick. The more kids there are in one place, the more germs there are floating around.
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Donna Christiano is an award-winning free-lance journalist who has written extensively on women’s and children’s health for many consumer magazines, including Woman’s Day, Parents, Weight Watchers and others. Donna has also served on the staffs of Glamour and Bride’s magazines. She tries to live a healthy and strong life in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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