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Daycare Advice – Friends vs. Grandma

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Daycare Advice – Friends vs. Grandma

I don't want to provide much back history on what my issue is, I just want to know people's thoughts are. My husband and I have a little girl who is 17 months old. We currently send her to our friends, who are licensed daycare providers. We have never had any issues with them and I have never had an anxiety leaving her with them. My husband's mother moved across two states to be closer to us and her only grand-baby and really wants to provide daycare for us. What are people's thoughts on letting grandma provide daycare? Has this worked out for other people or has this just caused tension in the family?

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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Re: Daycare Advice – Friends vs. Grandma

I think there is nothing better than grandmas love, as long as you have a good open relationship, your mil can abide by your decisions as far as feeding, napping and behavior rules, that you set... Will she ask for money, and is she available the hours that you need her every week? Perhaps you could split the time between both, saving some money, while not burdening your mil with daily care. How is your mils health, energy and attitude? I would take all this into consideration while making this decision. If you can save the cost of half the daycare expense, you could put that away for college, a big help. I think it is all up to the relationship...

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