Daycare

@cessy_08 (308)
Dublin, Ireland
October 8, 2015 9:53am CST
Fellow Moms, I am trying to come up with a decision here. How do you feel about putting babies in daycare? I am working from home so my current setup is to have a Nanny come over our place and take care of my son while I work. I can say that it is working good for me until a friend constantly nags me about it. She would tell me that I "need" to bring my son to the daycare now because he is over a year old. I am personally against it but her constant nagging is bothering me. What do you think?
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
8 Oct 15
I think I'd tell your "friend" that she doesn't get a vote in how you parent your child, and that she can either accept the decisions you've made for your family or take a hike.
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@cessy_08 (308)
• Dublin, Ireland
9 Oct 15
Well, I am trying to tell her that I am not comfortable putting my son to daycare at this age. I feel it is too young. Or maybe I can put him there but not daily and not for the whole day.
@yukimori (9047)
• United States
9 Oct 15
@cessy_08 Why? You don't need to explain your parenting decisions to her at all. You don't want to send your child to daycare, so don't.
@cessy_08 (308)
• Dublin, Ireland
9 Oct 15
@yukimori well, I kind of "needed to explain" because she just won't stop! I tried the "no comment" or "just smile" approach but whenever she comes over to visit or whenever we see her, she would bring up the subject again!
• United States
8 Oct 15
Children do need to socialize or it may be difficult later on in life. It is just my idea of it.
@cessy_08 (308)
• Dublin, Ireland
9 Oct 15
I like the idea of letting my son socialize. I try to encourage him to "play" with other kids close to our area but I just feel it is too young for him to be placed in a facility for the whole day. I don't have anything against parents who put their kids to daycare because I agree, it is the most convenient setup for working parents, but to me I think there is a certain age where they really start to mingle with other kids. I think there is a reason why pre-school doesn't start until children are 3/4 yo, right? Well, that's just me. But it is just my friend's way of telling me how to do things when she is not a mother herself is kind of bugging me.
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• United States
9 Oct 15
@cessy_08 Oh yes not until 3 or 4..I would not leave them the whole day in there at say 2? My son went at nearly 3, he was not 3 yet but close but it was only a few hours and progressed more from there. Yes I understand, nevemind her she does not have kids lolz
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@cessy_08 (308)
• Dublin, Ireland
9 Oct 15
@TiarasOceanView Yeah, that was my view, too. Glad to know I am not a weirdo/bad parent. It makes me feel sometimes that I am one whenever she brings the topic up!
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