My mother in law does not seem keen to take care of my baby. Have to think of alternatives. Is getting a nanny or infant care centre better?
of course child care. they get to mingle with peers their age, play and have activities catered for them. it's better for their development. maybe even cheaper too.
I would prefer infant care n I think the LO will learn a lot in school
I would prefer a nanny first . As baby is too young and need to build up immunity ..
If you are able to find a experience nanny, i would say go for the nanny first. Let your little one build it's immunity before heading to childcare.
you can either go for a nanny care - where the nanny comes home and looks after your baby while your MIL is also there, if she is staying with you that is. but in that case, you have to make sure that the nanny follows your instructions and not what the MIL says. please be firm on this with the MIL as well. infant care is also an option but it is true that many infants tend to catch infections at such a young age when they are kept with other babies.Read more
prefer infant care. but agree with the rest tat need to build on immunity
i feel that infant care baby tend to fall sick easier . some mothers still send their unwell baby there due to work issue. Nanny even when baby is unwell, u can send baby there and they will take care for u. Actually if u were to ask me, infant i dont think they can learn much also due to too young age.Read more
Infant care centre is better I guess, as there will be trained professionals taking care of your baby, and you will be carefree and feel secured to leave your child there. Whereas if you keep a help you will have to guide her each day what do or what not to. Keeping a help would no doubt let your baby be at home but then it will still be taxing for you to keep a tab on how all is going on at home. It would demand your total attention. In day care, your kid will have kids his age around and will have company, which will develop his social skills as well.Read more
There are different pros and cons to infant care and getting a nanny. Think about what you really want and comfortable with. For me, I chose to get a nanny because I wanted my baby to get undivided attention as my baby wasn't an easy baby to start with.Read more
IFC will allow child to bond with peers. In fact, my girl is so sociable as compared to some of my relatives and friends kiddos who were kept at home. Negatives of IFC are that child will fall sick more frequently but immunity will be built up. Do your necessary vaccinations like flu jab.Read more
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- Hi Mummies! Im due in abt 3mths and im considering between an infant care or a FDW (mainly house work while my parents help with taking care of baby when im at work). Spoke to my husband but he isnt keen on infant care as he feels baby is too young for an infant care and that baby cnt really voice out if anything happens. If baby is like older and able to speak, he doesnt mind. If i were to get a helper, mainly will be to help out with household etc but i will take care of baby when my husband and I available. And when im working, baby will be with my parents. My mom will take care of baby while helper will jus be an extra pairs of hands. However, my husband is also not too keen on additional person staying at home. So im not sure what will work. Hope some of u experienced mummies can share some advice! TIA!
If I am you, I will go for FDW straight away since your parents are still the main caregiver when you are working. Babies in ifc can interact with one another but they also tend to fall sick more often. It’s very heartbreaking to see your LO fall sick.Anonymous
- I will be giving birth in another 5 months and my sister-in-law just found out she is pregnant too. Thus, my mother-in-law will be the one taking care of the babies. However, my MIL has stated her preference to stay with SIL instead of staying in my house. Which option is better in your opinion? 1. Get my relative, aunt who stays nearby to take care of my baby so baby can enjoy one-to-one attention. 2. Appoint a maid and share with SIL, to assist my MIL to take care of my baby and hers. My MIL has helped me to take care of my elder kid and so far I am comfortable with her.
To me ,if i have a mum i will ask my mum to take care of my baby instead of MIL. It will be hard for MIL to cope 2 babies at one go... And usually there will cause a lot of problem if you choose to put both at home. Otherwise you can look after your own child or put your baby in infant care. Or relative aunt who stays nearby if you guys are close enough.Anonymous