I feel sad. I want to delay putting my lo in childcare as much as possible. I want her to have a free childhood. But me and my husband are both working. Being a sahm mom is not an option because of financial issues. My mom who is her current caretaker when I'm at work told me that she wants me to send my kid to childcare asap. If not, find a babysitter elsewhere. I don't understand why she can't wait a few more months. The way she talks about my lo is like she's a burden. We give her the same amount of money she earns when she was working, for taking care of my lo. And we don't even ask her to do anything (house chores Etc) or buy anything. Just to take care of lo. I feel so guilty. I feel like I'm robbing my child of a carefree childhood. She has to start school so early (my mom asked me to put her in childcare at 18 mths) and won't stop till she starts working in adulthood. I just wish I can become a sahm and look after her myself. I teared looking at her after I pat her to sleep. If any of you have any positive words to share, please do. I need them right now.

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the only concern re childcare is she will kp falling sick but otherwise is v good for interaction nd learning. i am waiting to send mine to PG once he starts walking though my mum (current caretaker) has a lot of reservation on it lol

i understand how you feel. at first my mum agreed to take care of my bb but backed out in the end. i had no choice but to become sahm. i will be sending my LO to playgroup when he turns 18 months. then I can start looking for a job.

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dont feel upset mummy. you are not alone! childcare is not as bad. they learn a lot, get to know more friends too

Cc at 18 months is more of play than study. It is good for them to socialise with other kids at this age

Look on the bright side mummy. There is an endless learning world over in CC