Whats right for your family?
There is no right or wrong answer in choosing a nanny over a daycare, or vice versa. One will suit your needs more. It can be different for every family. Its a big decision and you want to weigh all the pros and cons of each. When it comes down to it, a lot of parents are choosing price over all other aspects.
The Pros and Cons of Daycare
- Daycare cost roughly $972. a month for one child.
- Your kiddos will be exposed to lots of germs.
- Staff turnover can be very high.
- You will have to get your kiddos dressed, fed (some daycares provide breakfast), and out the door.
- Daycares have set hours. Working late? Daycare doesn’t care, you need to pick the kids up within a 30 minute block of closing time.
- When your kids are too sick to go to daycare, you end up missing work as well.
- Your kids can pick up bad habits at daycare. Example: Kicking, screaming, bad words, etc.
Pros of Daycare
- If staff is sick or out, somebody will fill in. Your children will still be supervised by a teacher.
- Your kids will be exposed to social interaction and learn some great growth and personal skills. Social skills, sharing, and working together.
- Your child will be supervised by multiple adults at times.
- No need to pack a lunch. Daycare provides lunch and snacks.
- Set hours can be very helpful. You can always rely on having coverage for your kiddos Monday through Friday 7:00 am-6:00pm. (Hours can vary per daycare.)
The Pros and Cons of a Nanny
Cons of a Nanny
- Price is roughly $2,820 a month for one child.
- If your nanny calls out, you will be staying home with your kiddos.
- Nanny’s don’t always have a lot of learning activities through out the day like daycare does.
- It can be hard to find a good fit/nanny for your family.
- At first you will have a stranger in your home, and thats scary for most parents.
- Theres no guarantee your child won’t be mistreated.
Pros of a Nanny
- Nannies do light housework and child laundry.
- A nanny helps build consistency and stability with your child.
- A nanny will provide bonding and caring with a parental surrogate. This helps with child development.
- Your child is less likely to become sick from your nanny.
- Your child will form a one on one bond with their nanny.
- There is no rush in the morning to get your child up early, dressed and fed.
- Your nanny can feed the kids breakfast in the morning.
- Nannies tend to be more flexible with their schedules when you need to work late, or leave early in the morning.
- Your nanny can schedule play dates for social interaction.
- Your nanny will most likely become apart of the family.
Nannys and Daycares all have pros and cons. Pick what suits your family’s needs. If you have suggestions or feedback we would love to hear it. Comment below on how you chose one or the other.
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The hardest part about traveling with an infant or child is the fear of others being upset they may have to listen to a screaming kid the whole flight. Not knowing if your babies ears hurt. How do we ease our minds when traveling with a kid? We take a few important steps.
Surprisingly some kids do shockingly well. It can be exciting for a child. Its new, its fun, its distracting, and its a lot of attention from strangers.
Airlines allow families to board first. Get on the flight early and get snacks, milk, books, coloring books out to have ready when your child needs some distractions.
Time the flight around nap time.
Be sure to do all the same cues you use for nap time at home. Blanket, sound machine (headphones), warm milk, read a book. Whatever your routine is at home, try to mimic it on the plane.
Wear your baby on the plane.
If your infant is small enough to wear on the plane, it is advised to do so. If your child is older they have rolling, traveling car seats you can push or pull the child in. Strollers can be taken to the end of the gate as well.
Give nearby passengers goodie bags.
Pinterest has cute ideas on giving little goodie bags with ear plugs, candy and a little note apologizing if the kids are loud. If your kid(s) are old enough have them pass them out to a few people around them. This reminds the passengers how cute your kids are and that they are in fact children.
Carseats are considered “damaged”
after one use of travel. This is only if you check the car seat. You may want to look into renting a carseat if you are renting a vehicle. Lugging around a carseat can be a lot of work. If you can rent or use a family members, do so.
Toys, books, movies and food.
Make sure you have plenty of toys, movies, books and food for your little one. Distraction is key. Don’t forget their favorite blanket. Headphones can be helpful with noises. Make sure baby drinks while airplane is taking off and landing. This will help his hers pop.
Do you have some helpful travel tips we missed? Let us know, or comment below.
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How to prevent the bad germs getting into your child’s mouth.
Now a days our kids know how to use our phones, tablets, and computers better than we do. It is no surprise to see a child at a restaurant or play area with their hands attached to a phone, tablet or gameboy. That is how they are being educated and playing in todays society.
We also know kids don’t wash their dirty little hands like they should. Have you ever asked a toddler if they washed their hands after going potty? The answer is usually “yes” even though you know very well that little stinker did not wash their hands.
Dawipez has been created to help keep our kids safe from germs and bacteria that are created very quickly on our electronic devices. Easy to use and at your finger tips. Parents often keep them in the diaper bag or car for easy access and reminding. Don’t let your childs every day use make them sick. A healthier child, a healthier you, a healthier life.