Infant care for 3 month old too soon?
My husband rejected the appointed babysitter after visiting her, ask me to find another one. But with 1 month left before I go back to work - getting another babysitter (that my husband approves) seems impossible. So I am considering infant care - but my LO will only be 3 months old. I am afraid its too soon, and she will fall sick easily. Any advice?
I'd prefer infant care over nanny
- Been very troubled with my childcare arrangement for my baby .. Due to certain reasons and constraints, I need to go back to work . Baby was in infant care but keep falling sick . He was quite seriously sick a few times . My baby is now 11 months old. I've decided to withdraw him from infant care but have not been able to find a reliable and good babysitter . Cos babysitter is 1-1 with baby , I need to ensure my baby is in safe hands .. I've tried asking the agency but so far can't find a good match yet. I've been thinking and crying over this issue for past few days cos my childcare leave have all exhausted and he is currently down with bronchitis .. I can't afford to send him back to infant care to be exposed to germs again .. Been asking around too but in vain.. I think if this continues on , I will go into depression soon :(
Hi! Your poor boy.. I heard mommies give their babies below 1yo Colostrum to build up their immunity and sambucus after 1yo. Are any of your parents able to help and perhaps get a maid to help out? At least got family member to supervise the maid? Btw where do you stay? Maybe someone in this forum can recommend helper around the area. Or perhaps can change his childcare because the previous one may not have been so hygienic?Anonymous
- Hi my baby is turning 1 year old soon. She's been in infant care for more than 3 months but everyday I send her she will cry and cling to me. My heart breaks to see it everyday. I try to reassure her that it's OK and I will pick her up soon but I don't think she can understand it yet. Does your baby also cry like that or is my girl too clingy? What can I do?
This is the stage of maximum separation anxiety unfortunately (1yo). All you need to make sure is that she’s well taken care of at the infant care centre (no abuse, etc), and that’s all right. Once she starts seeing the teachers as familiar people, she won’t be so fretful anymore. Also, as long as she’s only crying when you drop her off (ie. She’s actually happy at the centre after that), it’s actually alright. She just wants to tell you she misses you. Hope things get better soon!Linh
- I am so Piss off with my grandma in law. My husband don't have a mother but he have a grandma. She like to control things we do. She will ask my husband dose I spent a lot of money? Because I am a sahm, she will ask him how much cpf I come out for my new bto all this.. money to his grandma is like so important. And before I give birth she already told me after birth go work and earn money to pay house to lighten my husband burden. But then my husband told me to stay home take care baby because I go work also earn not that much put baby in Infant care is expensive. I sometime see she so old I ignore. But she will want to know this know that.. I so sian to go visit her.Anonymous