Thank you to Cheryl from http://nitztwins.blogspot.com/ for contributing to my blog today. She has a wonderful blog and gives an interesting perspective of raising twins.
Hi! I’m Cheryl. I am a mommy to 14 month old twin boys! The second I found out I was pregnant I started asking my mom, “Are you going to watch the baby while I work?!” My mom was not working & I knew that I would need to go back to work. Especially if we were expecting a baby. (This was before we found out it was twins!) I knew right away that I only wanted to keep my kids with someone I knew. Someone I trusted.
I was not going to leave my kids in a daycare. No way. No how. I was not going to leave my kids with strangers. Strangers taking care of other kids & not giving every single second of their time taking care of MY kid. Fast forward 14 months. Now? I wish I had. Don’t get me wrong, I would have researched the heck out of any daycare I put my kids in. I would of even considered an in-home daycare. I think putting kids when they are young (like babies & toddlers) into daycare is a-ok. I think it’s important for socialization, educational advantage & independence. Of course there are cons to daycare like: cost, germs, the stranger aspect, etc… BUT? If you want your child taken care of? You’ll pay for it! Getting sick? It will happen anywhere. And now? MOST daycares require vaccination records. Your kids will learn to adapt to new people. Make new friends.
Please don’t misunderstand this post. I am not saying every single person should send their kids to daycare. It’s not for everyone. Every mother knows what’s best for her child. Go with your gut feeling! I know a lot of moms that feel guilty for sending their little ones to daycare. You shouldn’t. Just do research & make sure your kids are getting the best out of it. And remember… if you don’t feel comfortable it’s okay to take them out and move them to a new one!
If you are a stay at home mom- YOU ROCK. I give you lots & lots of credit! I only work 3 days a week but I am a mom 7 days a week and it definitely has it’s ups & downs. But? It is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.