(Closed) Daycare or 1 on 1 nanny?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Daycare or one on one nanny?

    Daycare- so they can mingle with other people

    Nanny!! Def want all the attention on my baby!

    Half and half! Daycare few days a week, and nanny other days

  • Post # 32
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @graygodess20:  Oh, god, I’m sorry 🙁

    Post # 33
    3088 posts
    Sugar bee

    Daycare absolutely.  But not just daycare, but it has to be HIGH quality. I stayed home with my children for the first two years of their lives and then there was daycare.  My daughter goes to a terrific daycare (and she’s 4) with highly qualified teachers.  There is absolutely no tv all day. The learn and play and I see the difference in her development.  However, for a short period, she went to a not so great quality daycare but the price was great.  I ended up pulling her out because she got nothing out of it.  I would encourage parents to, in this area, choose wisely. Both are very expensive options.

    Post # 34
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Ideally I would have a nanny until 2, then switch to daycare.

    Post # 35
    2466 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @graygodess20:  I think a combo…. I’d like to have a nanny in the beginning up until maybe the year or so before they went to kinder…..I dont want my kid to be totally isolated with no others around because I do think it’s impt for them to socialize. But I guess if you wanted you could enroll them (with the nanny) in some sort pf play-date, mommy and me stuff??? As long as the nanny is willing to be active with them in terms of possibly doing activities and meeting up with others………….part of the reason we wouldnt want either of our moms taking care of them because they will be completely isolated until we put them in school. My mom would probably be better about it, but his mom is a part-time working housewife with very poor physical health…. I could see a LOT of her sitting on the couch all the time because of her back problems. OUtside nanny all the way

    Post # 36
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If I could do it i would LOVE to have a nanny for a baby… I’m not worried about social interaction until they are 2 or 3 and then i would probably prefer finding a play group to join instead of the giant infestation of germs in a daycare. I don’t have any family around so unfortunately thats not an option.

    Which one is more expensive? Can you find a good reliable nanny for less then the average price of Daycare?

    Post # 37
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Honestly, I don’t like the idea of leaving my child with anyone because I work in child welfare so I see treatment of children in all manner of care situations from daycare to nannies to family caregivers.  There are good and bad ones in each and you don’t know the bad ones until something tragic happens.  I wish I could be a Stay-At-Home Mom or my husband could be a Stay-At-Home Dad until our child is old enough to tell on their caregivers.

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