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
Real talk - my husband and I both work full time and have 1-hour commutes. After our 2 year old son goes down for the day around 8or 9, my husband and I rarely have energy for anything else but sleep. This delays things like pre-school applications, home renovation planning, and buying things for the house. How do you all find the time and energy to run the house when you are so exhausted? Inte... More
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.
My wife and I are having a baby soon and I'd like to ask for a reasonable amount of time off. How much time did you ask for? Did your employer set a specific amount of time? What are some negotiation tactics you used for asking for more time?
I’ve been wondering, does anyone know of references or statistics about working moms using formula vs breastmilk? The lack of lactation accommodations at conferences is irritating and I’m thinking perhaps it is because most working moms use formula? Just wondering really...
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.
How often should I be pumping? My coworker said she pumped every 2 hours before she went back to work to boost her supply, so she can pump every 3 hours at work. Then she would pump every 3 hours at home too. Even when her baby slept through the night, she would still pump. I noticed my supply began going down through the week during my first week of work. I only pumped at work. Should I be pum... More
Do you bottlefeed? If you breastfeed, what if baby cries because no milk is coming out?
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
I work from home and have to put in a certain amount of hours each day. My LO just started crawling which made things even more difficult. I have a saucer, jumper, high chair, and a playpen that I alternate while I work, but she starts fussing after only 10-15 min in each of them (if not immediately). I also take breaks during the day so she can crawl around in the nursery and our bedroom and g... 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