what do you think???

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what do you think???
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Mon, 05-26-2008 - 7:25pm

I am a social worker and having a baby with my husband in Oct.

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Registered: 05-22-2008
In reply to: klrt
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 7:28pm

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.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: klrt
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 7:34pm
you're right it is hard to get a center for one day a week, I did find one in the area that is reasonable in price...part of me knows the spaces fill up quick and wonder if I should do the deposit and hold a space now...
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In reply to: klrt
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 7:52pm
If you found a center you like that will take your baby the one day a week you need go for it! you don't need anyone's approval -- if it works for you and your family then that's all you need to know!
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In reply to: klrt
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 10:23pm
I think it sounds like a good idea. One day a week is perfectly easy on the baby, and there is absolutely no reason to feel guilty at all - having a baby-free day will be rejuvinating. I will, however, echo the concerns of the others about finding a place that will take an infant for just one day a week. I don't know of any daycare centers that do that.






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Registered: 02-19-2004
In reply to: klrt
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 11:13pm

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.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: klrt
Mon, 05-26-2008 - 11:14pm

First congrats! Second --- Sounds good to me.


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Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: klrt
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 8:51am
The friends I have that do work are very bitter that they have to work, they tell me that they resent their husbands so I don't want to tell them I feel guilty about one day when they have to do it 40 hours a week...then the 2 that stay home are really killer about day care and staying at home and theimportance of it. I do think I am lucky because I can do both...I guess the rue test will come when the baby arrives! At least I know it will be great holidays, no work at all, recovering of course but enjoying her....
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: klrt
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 9:06am

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'

 

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In reply to: klrt
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 10:27am

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?

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In reply to: klrt
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 5:04pm

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Hmmm, I find that interesting because in my area anyway it is just the opposite.

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