I'm a full-time student and I'm employed full-tim as well. I'm 9 weeks pregnant and after the baby comes I will have one more year of school to attend and then I will have my degree and hopefully a better job. I do not have any family around here, expect my Aunt (she disowned me for getting pregnant out of wedlock) and the baby's dad will not be involved...he left me before I found out out I was pregnant and when I told him he said it wasn't his...which is impossible as I lost my virginity to him and we only had sex once so we both know that it's his but sorry...I'm getting off topic. My question is...if you were in my position...would you find someone locally to come to your home and babysit or would you put your baby in daycare. He/she will be VERY little when I start back to school and I'm kind of torn...I don't really want to put the baby in daycare cause I'm afraid he/she will get sick all the time but I don't know anything about this stuff! I'm all on my own ladies, can someone give me some advice?
I have done both. I prefer a daycare setting where there is more than 1 care giver. The upside (we used a nationally known school with an attached infant center and pre- school): 1) they were open from 6-6 except for major federal holidays, so no last minute shuffling for sick, late, missing, vacationing car givers and 2) there were more than 1 set of eyes, ears and hands available- 1:1 can be scary, especially with little ones who can not speak up or tell you if there are issues. The downside to the center is communicable diseases. My second child was sick for the first 2 years of his life, but rarely missed any time when he entered real school.
Answer by Sisteract at 4:09 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
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Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
I put mine in daycare-that's what worked best for us. He's 9 now and has some really great memories from when he was in daycare. I think it's really a personal choice though, what ever YOU feel comfortable with.
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Answer by elizabr at 4:10 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
If it were me I would go with the daycare as I feel that would be a lot safer than hiring someone off the street to come into my home and watch my child. Daycare providers are certified, licensed and required to meed certain criteria (like first aid, CPR) and some places (like my children's former daycare) are also required to have early childhood education classes as well. Plus I know that anyone who is hired by a daycare is carefully screened and their background is checked.
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