Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Healthy Nanny, Happy Baby

In performing our duty as parents, we are often assisted by the help of baby sitter or domestic assistants. Entrusting someone to take care of and keep our kids safe is not easy. Aside from competencies, another thing to take into account with regard to domestic assistants is, which we often overlook, their health.

Baby Sitter (Domestic Assistant)

Baby sitter, caregiver, or domestic assistant inevitably has frequent interaction with the children in the activities like playing, bathing, wearing the clothes, feeding, and even sleeping. During the physical interaction and contact with the baby, the baby sitter or domestic assistant are not always in a good condition.

Now Prodia provides special check-up packages for baby sitters or domestic assistants as listed below:

Baby Sitter/Domestic Assistant Package 1

- Routine Hematology

- Routine Feces

- Chest X-Ray

- Blood Pressure

- Physical Examination


Baby Sitter/Domestic Assistant Package 2

- Complete Hematology

- Fasting Glucose

- Routine Feces

- Chest X-Ray

- Blood Pressure

- Physical Examination

- Microscopic BTA (Optional)

Healthy baby sitter or domestic assistant can work well and you can comfortably entrust them to take care of your beloved children.

Bringing a nanny into your house is somewhat problematics, particularly in relation with the children vulnerable to the diseases carried by new occupants. Thus, before choosing one, see the tips below:

1. Have a brief interview with the new nanny in a relaxing atmosphere and ask what kind of diseases or wound she had, whether she has chronic disease, or anything about her medical history. If possible, ask for the medical certificate from the doctor or community health center to know her medical history.

2. Health problem aside, ask about her cleanliness, particularly when she has to deal with some jobs like cooking, serving the foods and drinks, and taking care of children.

3. When qualified, provide a training for her about the dos and the don' ts in doing the job as a nanny, along with any special requests.

4. Observe her during the first weeks in terms of her health problems, including the symptoms like frequent cough and scratching skin or the cleanliness of her cloth, body, and hair.

5. If any health problem occurs, have it checked and medicated. Don' t just send her home since her health is a part of the host' s responsibility.