Just wanted to share how much I had been dreading the first sickness since baby started daycare — and we just survived fever, congestion, and no sleep summer flu. We all got it and man, was that hard! But we are finally on the mend... phew!
Hi! I know you guys are a good resource and figured I would ask you. My toddler is starting daycare next week and is having a very difficult time every time I leave the room. She is fine if she is leaving the room/apt with someone else like my mom but always cries if I am the one living the apt. How do you deal with that? My husband thinks it is better to sneak out and I think it’s better to ... More
We’ve been looking at day cares for our 3 year old and finally found one we like. The owners seem great, have a good philosophy around learning and play, yet aren’t too dogmatic like some that we visited. Our little one liked it too. She seemed very relaxed and at home. Only thing is that the daycare is in a sketchy neighborhood. While I didn’t feel in danger driving up to the daycare, I woul... More
I have work in the medical field for 15 years and love my job a career. I would not trade it for the world but I just had my first Baby and my husband works at night and I work all day. It is hard to find a good trusting baby sitter for the days when I work and he needs sleep. What do other parents do in the situation? I would like some suggestions if anyone else has been in this same place e... More
FTM and scared to go back to work! Thinking about where to bring him is just overwhelming.... it would only be part time (thank god) which is why I thought maybe home care would be easier? However, a day care I wouldn’t have to worry about baby sitter needing time off/being sick/leaving me hanging..... help :(
I am not originally from this area, but I feel like the only parent who doesn’t send their kid to multiple day camps throughout the summer. It was not a “thing” where I’m from nor when I grew up. I’m hoping my kids won’t feel left out, but I can’t afford or even want to send them for several weeks out of the summer. It seems a little crazy to me. Every time I speak to someone their kid has camp... More
My son is starting Kindergarten this Fall. He goes to Daycare (before and after services), so I was planning on dropping him off at Daycare just like I normally do for the first day of kindergarten. But do you guys stay at Daycare until the daycare bus leaves for school, and send off your kids? If lots of parents do that I think I should too...I don't want my son to be alone when he gets o... More
I’m about to return to work and our daycare has a strict policy about nuts in their info packet...but PB&J are still a house staple for my husband and I to make in batches (so we can use as backup snacks or grab-n-go lunches when we are running late). What do you do to make sure you don’t accidentally “contaminate” baby before drop off? Or, moms of kids with allergies—what can I do to hel... More
My son is almost 9 mo and bath has been trouble! He’s pulling up and crawling like mad so I’m the bath you can imagine how many times he slips and slides and bangs his head, bangs his chin, bangs his forehead..... I try to keep him sitting but that only lasts a whole 30 seconds until he’s back to exploring. we do have a mat on the floor of the tub to help... I know this is a phase and will pass... More
My husband and I work full time. Our 55 year old nanny has cared for our son for a year and half now. She off late seems overwhelmed. My son was 2 years old when our nanny started caring for him. Overall we have been happy with her. Our son plays with her but is not extremely fond of her as in he does not run to her when she walks in the door or ask for her after she leaves. He is a high energy... More
In a few short weeks I will be going back to work. Both my mom and mother in law will be taking care of my little one. I’m more concerned about my mother in law and it gives me anxiety to leave her alone with the baby. She can be inattentive, does not support baby’s head, does not wash her hands, and is more concerned with how much time she gets with her grandchild than actually taking the time... More
We love our daycare - they adore our little one, she adores them, and she is learning and developing and socializing so, so well. What are people's favorite ways to show appreciation? There are several ladies who care for our little one (with two main ladies).
I am a first time mom. I retired from the military and trying to go back to work. My LO is 6 months old. My husband is a firefighter. We are looking at possible part time childcare but not opposed to full time care. What are some things that we should be looking out for when researching child care options? What are some things that I can do to make it a smoother transition for my LO? W... More
I have cameras in my house and the nanny knows it. However, I think I’ve become too comfortable with her and I really like her but now I’m starting to question her actions. I caught her washing out an empty beer bottle and put it into her purse. I really wanted this nanny to work out but now I’m concerned that she’s doing other stuff that I don’t see and that my child’s safety could be at risk.... More