How Can You Be Sure...

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How Can You Be Sure...
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Wed, 01-30-2008 - 2:52pm

For moms who choose to use daycares, how do you determine that your child will be well cared for? I have a close relative who is about to become a mommy and she is terrified of leaving the baby in daycare. No one in my immediately family has ever used a daycare

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:10pm
But is it accompanied by a Blood curdling scream?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:11pm
Of course! Is there any other way?

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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:12pm
ps - we only accept children that are potty trained (we're not licenced to deal with diapers), but the kids' levels of proficiency beyond the fact that they don't wear diapers vary widely.
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Registered: 01-23-2008
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:20pm

Obviously we disagree on this matter, and that's ok... I feel that although we're having to cut back a little and make some sacrifices financially that we're doing what's best for our family. I love staying home with my DS, and my husband and I are willing to make the appropriate sacrifices, so that our son can be with mom while he's little.


Also, I think it's important for me to explain that my son is not a 'regular' baby. He was born early, and spent 3 weeks in the NICU. He also had colic when he was tiny, which no one can full appreciate unless they've been through it. He would scream and cry for hours straight every day and night. There's no way I could've dealt with that and gone to work. Now that he is older (16 months) he is still rather high maintenance. He hates car rides and being over stimulated, he still nurses a lot and needs me to go to sleep, and still wakes up several times a night. He definitely takes a lot out of me! : ) I know if I absolutely had to work, like if my husband left or died or something, then I could. But we feel very strongly about raising our child at home. I do plan to go back to work part time before long, after my mom retires. Then my DS can stay with Grandma for the time I'm away.

  


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Registered: 01-23-2008
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:24pm
Well...what can I say? We obviously disagree. I'm glad that your choice worked for you. I, on the other hand,

  


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:28pm

He also had colic when he was tiny, which no one can full appreciate unless they've been through it. He would scream and cry for hours straight every day and night. There's no way I could've dealt with that and gone to work.


I can appreciate it. My son was colicy for 6 months and to this day sleeps like an owl.

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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:28pm

<I, on the other hand,

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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:28pm

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Like I said before...nothing bothers me more than a child with a dirty face. It's not my son's favorite thing to do either, but I wipe his face every time he's done eating. It's just a matter of routine. That's what we do before he gets out of the highchair...it just takes

  


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 12:33pm
And I do it if she's particularly messy, but I prefer not to cause my child such distress for something that's really not that important.

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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 1:01pm

Obviously we disagree on this matter, and that's ok...


Yes, obviously we do.


I feel that although we're having to cut back a little and make some sacrifices financially that we're doing what's best for our family.


But I do not believe that you are.

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