Moms with infants- what are you planning on doing for childcare in a pandemic? Are they in daycare or something else?

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Sending my infant to daycare next week. Can’t continue to feel like a failure at both work and baby. Too much to juggle and I feel both can’t be done well. Pains me to send her, but I can’t do it all. Hoping to be more efficient once she’s at daycare


Home with me. I'm not taking the chance of side effects from this, particularly when the hospitals here are so full. No job is worth their health and safety.


Our 2 yr old went today and I couldn't be happier! She is as well. Shorter hours but still a much needed chunk of time where I can actually get work done and she gets personal attention 🤩 also class size is like 6 kids and the adults all wear masks 24/7,adults stay in care at dropoff


Our 7 month old has been back for about 3 weeks. Whatever extra precautions and cleaning measures they’re taking have clearly worked as lo (knock on wood) hasn’t been sick once since returning. He was only at daycare for about a month before we pulled him out for 2 months. He was constantly sick that entire month and ended up with rsv right at the beginning of the covid shut down. My husband isn’t the most helpful in general so it was me working from 4am-7am when baby woke up, working during naps and then working after he went to bed at 7. It sucked and I was very unproductive during normal business hours. Now that we’re doing court via zoom I wouldn’t be able to get my work done and wfh with him so he goes to daycare. If covid spikes again or there’s another shut down we’ll be pulling him out and hiring a nanny part time.


Home with us. Both will work WFH


We’re sending our daughter to daycare 2 days a week, but they’ve already closed once for a potential exposure so I’m not sure how long it’ll last. If they have another shutdown we may transition to a FT nanny instead.


Our toddler is starting tomorrow but I’m super concerned about sending her. I think I’m going to try the nanny route for number 2 come September. That way, if the other daycare shuts down we have help for both of them.


Hired a nanny for the summer.


We have my parents coming every day to take care of our 1 year old. Long term we are buying a house with an in-law apartment so they can be close by.


Where did everyone find their nannies?

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