Would you put your child in daycare? why or why not?

United States
November 11, 2006 7:52pm CST
I have put my oldest in daycare. I wouldn't recommend the daycare system unless you really do your homework.
12 responses
• El Salvador
24 Nov 06
I would if I really had to. Luckily for me, my mom babysits in her home for a few children in her neighbourhood, so my daughter goes over there when I'm at work. I like that London gets to play with the other kids, but she still gets to not be in a setting where there's tons of kids and not enough people to watch them.
1 person likes this
• United States
25 Nov 06
yes, that is the best situation. Chances are your mom gives London the attn, that others wouldn't be able to. Thanks for your response.
• United States
25 Nov 06
yes, that is the best situation. Chances are your mom gives London the attn, that others wouldn't be able to. Thanks for your response.
• United States
15 Dec 06
I would be afraid to put my child in there. Too many stories. If possible, I rather raise my own child. If you must work, then I suppose you have no choice and you must do a lot of homework.
1 person likes this
• United States
15 Dec 06
I think that whether you put your child in day care or not, let you mom watch your kids or not...ultimately you raise your children...This garbage if you put your children in daycare...you're not raising your children...is just that...garbage. sorry giving my opinion.... I stay at home with my kids, and work part time ,, and then my hubby watches my kids...on occ. someone else will watch the girls. I don't be grudge or think worse of a woman who has to work. JMHO. Thanks for your response.
@pancra (455)
• Argentina
22 Nov 06
I have two boys and both of them were on daycare. I had to put my oldest one on daycare because I had a job and could not stop working. When I had my second son, I was not working so I had decided not to put him in daycare. My second son was born 2 and a half months early, and by the time he was one, his doctors told me that the best thing I could do was put him in daycare because it would be good for his social life and also to gain physical strenght. Of course, I didn't send my kids to the first daycare I visited. I must have been to at least 20 interviews before making up my mind.
• United States
24 Nov 06
I interviewed several over the phone, but only visited one. I should have done more research. Thanks for your response.
@CMC122003 (316)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I would put my daughter in daycare for the interaction with other children. But I do agree with you that you have to do your homework. I worked in the daycare business for a couple years. You need to visit unexpectedly and get names of other parents who have their kids in the daycare and call them. I know in Florida there's a website you can go to that will tell you all the inspection results for all the daycares in Florida.
1 person likes this
• United States
24 Nov 06
thank you for your response. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
@jaypee2k6 (304)
• Philippines
12 Nov 06
Basically, I don't have a job, therefore, I will not put my daughter in daycare. It's better to teach her at home, instead.
1 person likes this
• United States
22 Nov 06
okay, thanks for your response.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
No I wouldn't./ I didn't have children for someone else to take care of...I'm very lucky I get to stay home and raise my four wonderful children.
• United States
12 Nov 06
okay thanks for your response.
• Pakistan
12 Nov 06
i think after marrigae i'll never put my children into day cares
• United States
12 Nov 06
thanks for your response
@jray721 (1973)
• United States
12 Nov 06
i agree with you. my son is only 1 and i wouldnt put him in daycare until he was able enough to tell me whats going on. i had a babysitter who abused me so im VERY careful of who i let watch my son, which is mostly just me and my hubby, since we dont live close to any family
• United States
12 Nov 06
if you were addressing me, I wasn't accusing them of abuse. They were just incompetent, and god knows how many people they have accused of child abuse. I tell everyone I know not to choose the same daycare facility I did. They are incompetent...let alone able to deal with a special needs kid. Blame it all on the parent! what crap! thanks for your response.
@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
i never had the need for it it was my children to look after and i wasn`t going to miss out on anything they were only young for a short time
• United States
12 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
@helper1 (765)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
No, I would not put any of my children in daycare, and never have, I have 3 children and I have been home for all of them. They do drive you crazy, but there is good and bad in every circumstance. I just believe if you have the children, you should raise the children, and be their for them as long as possible! And another point is, why would anybody go back to work, just so that they could make money to pay the daycare provider.
• United States
12 Nov 06
I don't necessarily agree with you. People put their kids in daycare for a variety of reasons. I put my daughter in daycare for 10 months because we had no kids around and she needed the socialization. Mind you I raise my 2 daughters, and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for them. As it was, it was one of my regrets because what my daughter needed was early intervention, not mean spirited loser day care people.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
12 Nov 06
no, i quit working because i was working to pay for daycare, so i quit so i could stay home with my kids, i wouldn't want anyone else to watch them, i don't trust any1!
• United States
12 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Both of my children are in daycare, but I did alot of interviews before I decided where they were going. They both love their sitter and she loves them.
• United States
12 Nov 06
thank you for your response. It's good you did a lot of homework!