I am pregnant and I know they baby has to at least be 6 weeks old and have her shots before being able to be in a daycare. This is my first and we have a daycare ready... i just don't want to put her in there after only a month and a few weeks old. I wish i could afford to staty home a little longer with her. How do/did others deal with this?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Aug. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by MarissaDavis29 at 2:56 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
My oldest started daycare when he was 8 weeks old. It was harder on me than it was on my baby. I went back to work on a reduced schedule at first to give everyone time to adjust, and because working full time on no sleep is just too much! He didn't seem to notice or care much one way or the other that he was in daycare, but it was very very hard for me to leave him there.
With my younger kids, DH took a huge paycut to work at a second shift job so we could work opposite hours and avoid the stress and expense of daycare. It was rough on our marriage because we had about an hour of awake time together on the weekdays. But it was a temporary situation, and worth it financially and emotionally.
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We had a 3 day a week nanny; our daughter spent one a day week with my mom and one day a week with my sister.
You may have luck with a nanny share. Are you in any local networking groups? You can also try www.sittercity.com
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