It is really great to see how many women join work soon after giving birth. But going back to work gives rise to a practical worry that who would take care of their child? Since now a days families have become nuclear so leaving the little one with grandparents is not an option. This is when a daycare is required and many parents rely on them . But you have to be careful while selecting daycare for kids.
How early you can send the child to daycare?
A six-month-old child can be sent to daycare, as it is the perfect time for building up habits in the child. It is a stage when the child is trained to develop sleeping and eating habits.
Start searching for a good daycare you can search your locality and surf through Google. Also, you can ask fellow parents as well for their recommendation, they can tell you the real reviews. Do consider the location of the daycare as it must be near your house or office.
Visit and observe
We know referrals from other parents or trusted resources are important, but you need to look the place yourself too. Select a few daycare options and visit them. Check out the rooms and observe how they are managing the babies . Are teachers having calm and meaningful conversations with children? Are they playing with children? Finally, observe how the staff interacts with the children and with each other. If you like their behavior and ambiance, then you can think of selecting it.
Check out their policies related to taking care of the baby and on topics such as discipline, feeding, sleeping etc. Don’t hesitate and ask as many questions to clear the confusion in the beginning only.
Do not hurry
By this, we mean that you need to trust your gut and not rush in selecting the daycare. Babies need good nurturing care so search and find the right one.
Check out all the facilities it provides like security measures, live video, meal options, number of employees per child and teacher ratio hygiene, medical facility transportation and others for the welfare of the baby.