How old should my daughter ideally be before I resume full time work? She's 2 yrs old now. Is it okay to leave 2 yr olds in a day care centre for 10 hrs a day/5 days a week? Appreciate any advice. Thanks


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Gwen - posted on 08/14/2012




As a single mom, I had no choice in the matter. I took my maximum 12 weeks off work. My daughter has never been in a large daycare center. I personally felt more comfortable taking her to a babysitter. She is 4 and has been with her current sitter for 2 1/2 years. The sitter never takes more than 4 kids, so my daughter gets lots of play, interaction, hugs and affection. She loves it there. :)

Lotus - posted on 08/14/2012




Thanks Dove, I personally share your view on this and absolutely agree that a child must be physically/emotionally ready to be away from parents for such long spells..but somehow I get a lot of feedback from career-moms (of toddlers) that i may have already compromised my career by taking a two-year break post baby. Most of them were back at work within 3 months! & some after 45 days!! of childbirth.

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