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Day-Care Essentials

Day-Care Essentials

If your child is about to start day care, it can be an exciting time but also a stressful time. Getting organized can help make the experience a little less anxiety-provoking for you and your child. First, label everything from blankets and clothing to sippy cups and diaper cream. Check with your day-care provider, but it’s likely you will need to send the following:

  • At least two complete changes of clothing including footwear if old enough to go outdoors
  • Extra blankets and sheets
  • Several bibs
  • Plastic bags for soiled clothes
  • Enough diapers, wipes, creams or ointments to cover a change every 2 hours or so
  • Comfort measures, such as a favorite stuffed animal, teething rings or pacifiers
  • Photos of you and your family to be displayed in your child’s crib

Remember to pack enough formula, expressed breast milk or baby food. Purified, steam-distilled water, such as Nursery®, can be sent to mix with formula and cereal and can be offered to children older than six months.

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https://www.childcarenetwork.com/Programs/Daycare_Baby_Packing_List