WHAT TO IGNORE

Nanny & Au Pair Health Care Series There is a barrage of information aimed at consumers offering health care advice. Which sources should a nanny follow and which should a nanny ignore? A prudent consumer is skeptical about claims made in advertising. But it is not always easy to discern advertising from pure reporting. Increasingly, […]

BEWARE OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR CHILDREN

Nanny and Au Pair Health Care SeriesUnless recommended by a physician no over-the-counter (OTC) cold preparations are suitable for a child under four-years-old. The side-effects cited in this article are representative only and not nearly a complete list of all possible problems medications can pose for children. Parents may give certain herbs to children to […]

WORKING WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

The ONE Thing Ideally, each interaction with a health care professional, whether physician or pharmacist, will be with the same person you have seen previously. That person will be knowledgeable about the patient’s past medical history and have personal concern for the patient. Plus, the patient and caregiver would have a degree of comfort and […]

AU PAIR AND NANNY PROPER MEDICAL PRACTICES

START OF TEN DAY SERIES ABOUT HEALTH OF CHILDREN Since it is cold and flu season it is a good time to review proper practices and helpful tips when dealing with health care providers, parents, and sick children. As with all things that a nanny or au pair does, preparation is essential. You should know […]