So I've been a SAHM for 2 1/2 years while my husband was in the army. Now that he is out and we are back home, I got a really good job and now he is a SAHD. In a few months he is going to start college so we will need to get child care. My daughter turns one in 9 days and my son will be 3 in June. We are debating between getting a nanny or putting them in daycare. They are about the same price and both of our kids are great with other kids (we have frequent playdates now that we are around our friends and family). We are trying to weigh the pros and cons of each. This is what we have so far. Nanny Pros: no waking the kids up early to get them ready (both my kids like to sleep until around 9), if one or both of them is sick we still have child care, they get to stay in an environment that they are used to, and no worries of them getting sick constantly from other kids at daycare.Cons: no extra socialization, and I kind of want to have my 3 year old in an early preschool class. Keep in mind we are not talking about a live in nanny.
on Apr. 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM