Moms, I need advice. Childcare situation...

Britt - posted on 07/05/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




It's about the dreaded childcare situation.

Ok so currently my 16 month old stays with my Mother in Law 4 days out of the week (while I am at work). However my MIL might be getting a job soon. It may be full time of part time. Anyhow she said she would still want to have my daughter over 1-2 days a week if it's part time. SO that means on Mondays she'd be with my husband, Tues and Wednesday (and very possibly Thurs) with a sitter and Fridays with my MIL (and of course the weekend with me). MY QUESTION is; is this too much moving around for my daughter? Or am I overeacting and my daugter will be able to handle that much change during the week?

Advice please!


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Bethany - posted on 07/07/2012




my son who is 29mths goes to daycare mon and tues my mum watches him on wed at my house and on thurs he goes to my in laws and friday hes with me at home, has been like this since feb and hes doing fine he knows what days are what and looks forward to each day :)

Janice - posted on 07/07/2012




I personally believe that consistency is important. If you can have it so that all the care givers are in your home (or just home & 1 other place), your daughter is on the same schedule (roughly) each day, and all the care givers are on the same page concerning rules/discipline then it should be fine. I think if she has to go to a new environment with different schedules and/or rules each day than that would be very tough.

Colleen - posted on 07/06/2012




although I agree that children are resilent I also believe that consistants is key. If it were me I would try to keep her with grandma for the two days and then either have a sitter or daycare the other two days. I would try to choose somewhere that you child could start learning to socialize with other children this age is great time to start.

Amy - posted on 07/05/2012




I think your overreacting, I think children are very resilient and handle change if that's what they're used to. Personally I would rather have my kids with family rather than a sitter so the arrangement your talking about would be more ideal than using daycare 5 days a week. It may take a while for your daughter to adjust but she should be fine.

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