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San Antonio infant child care: How to get ready for your child's arrival

Posted on 07-28-2014

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Being pregnant is a time of joy, excitement and work! Here is a checklist of some of some of the most important things you need to do before you welcome your new infant boy or girl:

  1. Join a prenatal class: These classes are a great way to learn everything you need to know about looking after your infant, from the birthing process and staying healthy to changing a diaper. You will also be able to meet with specialists and chat with other expecting parents.
  2. Find a child care facility: Spaces in top child care facilities fill up fast, which means it is important to do your research ahead of time in order to reserve your child’s spot. The right child care facility will have a significant impact on your infant’s early development, and knowing that you have your child enrolled will give you some much needed peace of mind.
  3. Install the car seat: Car seats can be tricky, and it is important that they be installed correctly. Rather than leaving it for the day you arrive home, spend some time getting to know the process before your infant arrives. This way, everything will be in place for a relaxing ride home.
  4. Stock up: The first month with your infant is a whirlwind as you get used to a completely different lifestyle. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you have everything you need on hand. It is a great idea to have plenty of frozen, home cooked meals and home supplies for the family, as well as bottles, diapers and other infant necessities all on hand before your child’s arrival. This way, you will not have to worry about cooking or grocery shopping, which means you can concentrate on your child.
  5. Organize friends, family and help: If your friends and family would like to visit or help out, organize this well in advance. Ask one person to help with meals, another to help with feedings and another friend to help with housework. This way, you will receive the support you need without confusion.
  6. Pack your bag: A few weeks before you are due, pack for your hospital stay. These essential items include: hospital paperwork, a couple of night gowns, a robe, toiletries, a maternity bra, comfortable shoes, a blanket for your newborn, and a change of clothes for you.

If you are interested in a leading child care facility that offers an innovative, developmentally oriented program for infants, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of San Antonio. We offer a loving, secure environment for children aged six weeks and up where learning is fun and stimulating. To find out more about our state-of-the-art facility and curriculum, please contact us today.

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