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How do I pick a caregiver to look after my child?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
While there are many factors to consider, one of the things you want to screen for is how much stimulation your caregiver will give your child. If she's on her cell phone or watching TV or otherwise distracted, she's not a good match. So check references - and don't be afraid to check up on her (web cameras aren't cheating).

You should expect a caregiver not only to feed and change your baby and be there for emergencies, but also to help with his neurological development.
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