Hi everyone. I am sending my 11 month old baby to daycare. I was wondering what kind of bags and containers you use to send all these items to daycare? Also what kind of food do you prepare and send with your baby? Thanks
Our nanny recently disclosed to us that she won’t be able to care for our children past a certain date because she is seeking help from a mental health treatment center out-of-state. This hit me like a ton of bricks. She had mentioned she had previously been on medication for insomnia but nothing of this nature. I asked her if it would affect her abilities with watching them until then and s... More
Is it just me or do others with a full time nanny wish their nanny was more take-charge and didn’t need so much direction/guidance on a daily basis? Other gripes: she tells me every little thing she is going to do (I tell her she doesn’t need to tell me, just do it), she sometimes forgets some of her basic chores (I have to remind her at times), she often lacks common sense and doesn’t know how... More
I'm a stay at home mom with a 2 yr old. My brother-in-law is going through a divorce and also has a 2 yr old. He asked if I would watch my nephew every other week during the day while he's at work. I agreed but told him I could only do it until he got full time childcare figured out because my husband and I are starting the process of adoption . So now it's been over 3 months that I... More
Hi there parents! So my husband and I are moving out of state and as a result be leaving our daycare where our daughter has been since she was 5 months old. She’s 2 in August. I’d like to do something nice for them but I don’t know where to begin! Any recommendations? Would love to hear your thoughts.
I am new to daycare. Today my schedule was funky and timing was such that baby needed to nurse at drop-off. His care provider said I couldn't nurse in the room and took me to a separate office space. Anyone know of state policy that would enable or prohibit breastfeeding in a daycare room. This felt bizzare as it seemed natural to breastfeed a baby at daycare.
I have a 6mo and she has been going to daycare for 3 months now. I’m starting to notice little areas where I feel they are being a little neglectful when it comes to her but at the same time I don’t want to feel like I’m jumping the gun. I’ve noticed an increase of kids but not an increase of staff and today when I called around 12:30 (I call literally every day to see how she’s doing) and th... More
Our 21 month old has been in day care for about 6 months now, and he has probably been sent home "sick" from day care about 10 or more times during that period. He's new to day care, and everyone was ravaged by this winter's cold/flu season, so it's not surprising he's picked up a few bugs here and there - pinkeye, HFM, strep among them. But 10+ feels like a lot, and ... More
I'm looking to set up payroll for our nanny and am curious if anyone has experience with Poppins Payroll. Was it easy to set up and use? It seems very similar to Homepay but half the cost so I'm wondering if there are major differences I should be on the look out for. Thanks!
Hi everyone! I am a little confused and not sure what to do. My little one is 14 months and we might have a space in daycare in September (we’ve been on the waitlist for over 1 year...). I am currently SAHM and love it! My question is: would you take that spot (in this daycare that I toured and loved but I also don’t feel ready to leave her) or wait so she just goes to preschool at 2? Tha... More
Has anyone used care.com before and if so, how was your experience overall? Any suggestions or recommendations on the best way to find a long term reliable babysitter? We work evenings and need someone from 2:30-11:30 on the nights we work. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks :)
Hi everyone! We just moved to the US, so my little girl has been through a lot and the adaption isn’t easy. At daycare they are saying that she’s at the age to do potty training and she must do it. She screams a lot just to sit on the potty and for me that’s a huge sign that she is not prepared! They still want to try and do it, so now she doesn’t want to go to daycare anymore and she cries a... More
I know it is part of growing up and him becoming more independent. But I’m afraid something bad will happen to him. What if he gets hurt? Or another kid hits him? Anyone have these feelings? Being so afraid for their kids and just wanna keep them home forever?
Hi, my 2 yr old is an only child and we don't have family in the state, how can I get him to open up? He was in daycare for a month but contracted HMF disease. He was out for 2 wks and when he went back it was like starting all over again with the separation anxiety. I need all suggestions
Does anyone else dread summer break that works full time? This is the first year of us having two school age kids that need care over summer. Looking at prices and hours of operation is stressing me out. What do you guys do with your kiddos during summer break? Suck up the cost? Our kids are 12&6 and I thought about having the oldest babysit a few days a week to reduce the cost of summer... More
So, what are your thoughts on having a young babysitter? I am looking for a babysitter, and a family friend recommend their neighbor. I contacted her and she asked me if we could set up an interview. During the interview I learned that she is American Red Cross certified in babysitting and pediatric CPR/first aid/AED. She seems very responsible and held herself well. She also seemed to take thi... More
This may sound like a dumb question...but what does a 4 month baby do at daycare? Obviously they’re fed and they nap, but do they actually get one-on-one play with the daycare staff? Or do they just leave all the babies on the floor (my baby can barely roll over) and only really attend to them if they’re crying? Also, if your baby doesn’t have a set schedule of feeding and napping, would the s... More
We are currently expecting our surprise baby and need feedback on either staying with a daycare or going with a nanny for when I go back to work. Daycare would be about $400/wk. I have had bad experiences with sitters in the past, though. Conflicted at the moment.