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Childcare Checklist Use this checklist to help you think about what’s important to communicate to a caregiver.

As in Peter Pan, we should all have Nana the nanny dog at our disposal for our precious darlings! Leaving your wee ones with a caregiver—especially one that’s new to your family—is rarely easy. Having a checklist of points to cover and an information sheet for your child’s caregiver can help put your mind at ease and ensure everything will run smoothly while you are away.

Provide the caregiver with an up-to-date information sheet (see left). Decide if and when you’d like the caregiver to check in with you. ❑ If you don’t want your phone answered by the caregiver, decide how you will get in contact with them in case of emergency or to notify the caregiver if you will be late. ❑ Leave a house key for the caregiver. Give instructions for what to do in case of a lock-out. Walk through alarm systems. ❑ Show the caregiver where the heat and/or air-conditioning controls are, and how to make adjustments if necessary. ❑ Discuss ahead of time if anyone will be dropping by the Information Sheet house for any reason. Give details about who is coming and when they’re expected. The information sheet should act as a quick reference guide for ❑ If you have pets, talk to the caregiver about what you the caregiver with frequently used and emergency phone numexpect from them regarding care (walks, feedings, pooperbers and any special instructions regarding the children’s care. scooper patrol, etc.). Even if you’ve reviewed most of these things with the caregiver ❑ Let the caregiver know if there are any chores, homework, prior to your departure, it’s a good idea to have it in writing so instrument practice hours, or anything else to be completthey can refer back to it. ed by your child in your absence. ❑ Discuss your child’s schedule with the caregiver, and give General Parent’s Names, Our Phone Number, Our any instructions regarding food preparation, bottle feedAddress, Closest Intersection, Children’s ings, bedtime routine, etc. Names and Ages ❑ Give the caregiver all necessary information relating to fire escape plans including location of extinguishers and fire Where You’ll Be Address, Phone number, Cell phone, Pager, Pesticide residues are rarely found exits, and where to meet once everyone is out of the house. Time expected home in these fruits and vegetables: ❑ Lay out the house rules for the caregiver both in reference Asparagus Avocados Broccoli Cabbage to what your children are allowed/not allowed to do Special Instructions Mealtime, Snacks, Allergies, Bedtime/ Sweet corn Eggplant Kiwi Mangos (such as ride bikes with helmets only, limit television to Naps, Pet care, Medications (what and Onions Papaya Pineapples Sweet peas one hour, etc.) and what is expected of the caregiver (such when), Fire plan meeting place Sweet potatoes Tomatoes Watermelon as no telephone use, no friends over, etc.). ❑ Be very straightforward about your rules concerning disciPlaces to Call in Emergency: 911, Relative, Neighbor, Hosplining your children. This will help to provide consistency Case of Emergency pital, Police, Fire, Poison Control, PediatriDon’t bother buying seafood organic as there is no child and avoid major misunderstandings. for your cian, Family doctor, Dentist, Other doctors Commercially grown produce is sprayed with legal amounts of organic certification standards for❑seafood. Let the caregiver know if you’d like them to take notes on toxic pesticides, which interfere with the way the body processes The label means nothing. your baby’s eating and sleeping schedule, feedback about Other nutrients. Another concern is the use of antibiotics. From Day 60 to care and school, Carpool, your toddler’s behavior, etc. Grandparents Numbers 80 percent of all cattle, sheep, andImportant poultry in the United States

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will receive antibiotics at some point. Organic food is grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics, and reduces the risk of getting cancer and other diseases. It pays to buy organic food products to reduce your exposure. Other times though, it may not be worth the expense. Know your organics!

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20 books for babies and toddlers Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes Corduroy by Don Freeman Eloise by Kay Thompson Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow Jumping on the Bed George and Martha by James Marshall Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion & Margaret Bloy Graham If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff & Felicia Bond JoJo’s Flying Sidekick by Brian Pinkney

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

The essential book for every organized and efficient mom!

The Mitten by Jan Brett Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Stellaluna by Janell Cannon The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

20 books for early grade readers Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish Arthur by Marc Brown Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell Curious George by H. A. Rey Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik & Maurice Sendak Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry G. Allard & James Marshall Stone Soup by Marcia Brown The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola Swimmy by Leo Lionni Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Yoko by Rosemary Wells


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Finally, there are the best-of-everything lists—the tried and true books, movies, music, toys, games, software, and websites—for every age group. All the research is done and at a mom’s fingertips so she doesn’t forget Lincoln Logs or Scrabble, and learns about Kid Pix and Math Millie educational software. Beautifully designed and illustrated with vintage children’s illustrations from beloved artists such as Jessie Willcox Smith and Kate Greenaway, Mom’s Book of Lists is a charming and practical gift for every new mom. It is an essential guide that is certain to become the most well-thumbed book in every family’s home! A perfec tly char m ing and prac tical gift for new mot hers !

MoM’s Book of Lists 100 Practical Lists for Raising Your Kids

for ages 0 to 14

* clothes and shoes sizing * age accomplishments *

Mom’s Book of Lists: 100 practical Lists For Raising Your Kids By Alice Wong Over 100 full color illustrations 160 pages, 5 x 8 Hardcover, $17.95 ($20.50 CAN) ISBN 978-1-59962-097-8 On Sale: March 2011 Family / childcare Alice Wong co-created, with Lena Tabori, the best-selling Little Big Book series, which has sold over 1.7 million copies. She co-edited many of the titles in this charming and popular series, including The Little Big Book for Moms and The Little Big Book for Grandmothers (Welcome Books). She is author of The Big Book of Me: My Baby Book, and co-edited The Goodnight Book for Moms and Little Ones. Alice currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband Clark and their three children, Chi Chi, 14, Sylvia 12, and Phoebe, 8.

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rom the creators of the best-selling The Little Big Book for Moms comes another must-have for mothers: Mom’s Book of Lists: 100 Practical Lists for Raising Your Kids. With 100 useful lists and checklists, this valuable resource will be the go-to book for every organized and efficient mom. The book will quickly answer the numerous questions in every mom’s daily life—from the basic concerns of “is my baby sleeping enough?” to the specifics of “which foods are worth buying organic?” The book also contains numerous checklists to satisfy every family’s needs—from supplies for the medicine cabinet to a rainy-day activity box.

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