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In case of an emergency while your child is at daycare, be prepared with a health diary for each child. It should include: names and phone numbers of doctors and dentists; height and weight; immunization history (including adverse reactions); dates of developmental milestones; blood type; location and size of any distinguishing birthmarks; chronic conditions; childhood illnesses (already contracted); and, the names of all medications your child is taking (has taken). Update this as needed. This way, in case the unthinkable happens, your child's care provider can give accurate information to emergency services. also include any pertinent religious preferences in regards to treatment options.
(This tip submitted by Lisa Pinter, Newsletter Guru)