Hello parents!
Requesting advice!
We’ve been fortunate to have parents with us to take care of our 2.5yo since when he was a kid but looks like it might be time for a transition! I’m freaking out because husband and I have strenuous jobs and our son is high energy/picky with eating, etc. How do y’all do it? What should we think about outsourcing vs doing ourselves?
What makes life easier for you while managing high intensity jobs, career, cooking, childcare, house mgmt, health,etc. SEND HELP!🫣

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I mean, it’s not easy. We had a nanny for our son till 2 and then he goes to daycare. Daycare sicknesses are a real thing but there’s really nothing you can do about it other than go through it. I usually have a couple college babysitters on hand in case my son needs to stay home because he’s sick and neither my husband nor I can take off.

They socialize and learn a lot in daycare. My son isn’t a picky eater other than his toddler brain taking over some days and rejecting foods he liked so can’t speak to that but I’ll say that kids adapt very quickly and they also mimic their peers.

I have a cleaner coming in every other week to help with the house. Some days are tiring but some are great, it’s just how it is :) good luck!

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I think you’re just having a fear of the unknown. Our kid is pretty much the same, we are both in high intensity roles, but we are managing without help. We have been sending our kid to daycare since the day he turned 6mo, and we manage things around the house. We haven’t had any help besides the cleaners coming every week.

You can do it, I have faith in you. If you’re still apprehensive, hire a desi nanny, as they take care of the kid as well as do light cleaning around the house and cooking as well. Usually runs $2.5K to $3.5K in the Bay Area or on the East Coast.

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