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How long should I wait to put my newborn in daycare? I need to work ASAP.

He will be born soon I just need to know how young is too young.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in General Parenting

Answers (9)
  • It actually depends on the daycare.

    Answer by harris4 at 1:08 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Well, if u need to work asap, I would say 6 weeks is the youngest I would ever consider daycare! Can u afford home care in or out?

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 1:09 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • some daycares take 4 week olds!

    Answer by harris4 at 1:09 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • We take children as soon as they have had the first series of shots, generally at 8 weeks. I completely understand that you need to get back to work for the money, good luck and hugs to you!!!!

    Answer by kjrn79 at 1:11 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • I think the average youngest age is 6 weeks. However I would look into an in home daycare or babysitter instead. In some instances they are even cheaper than a commerical daycare.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 1:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • You might be more comfortable with a nanny-share.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Around here they won't take them until after they have had their six week's checkup.

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • most places will take them at 6week..some are 4 weeks though

    Answer by hill2 at 1:19 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Daycares won't take babies until 6 weeks of age because they need to have all their shots first.

    Answer by dancer at 1:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

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