Suggestions for Child Care Providers to Meet Infants' Needs

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Providing child care for infants is different than caring for older children.  Babies have special ways of communicating, specific nutritional needs, and unique scheduling routines.  It is important for child care providers to know and understand infants’ specific needs and ways of communicating so they can better provide for the infants at their child care facility. 

Infants need caring adults they can depend on. Child care providers can build trust by by spending time one-on-one with babies and responding …