I am a social worker and having a baby with my husband in Oct.
HAve you asked those centers if they will take a baby for only one day a week? And what they'll charge? IME, most daycares will not take an infant part-time.
Yes. We. Did.
The only issue to me is whether you can afford the cost of daycare with your part time income - and I agree with others that finding someone that will take an infant one day a week is very uncommon.
First congrats! Second --- Sounds good to me.
well here's one thing it's never too early to learn about motherhood -- everyone will have an opionion on what they think you're doing 'wrong'
Who cares what we think? Or what anyone else thinks, for that matter. It's what you and your dh think that counts. It sounds like you have thought things through and are comfortable with your plans as they stand now. Just be prepared for them to fall apart as that's what babies do to the best laid plans. :) And have you thought about a home daycare instead of a center? IME, they are more willing to be flexable with part time childcare (and part time payments) than centers are. Or possibly hiring a college student for that one day?
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
Hmmm, I find that interesting because in my area anyway it is just the opposite.