When To Find Child Care For Baby?
When do we need to start figuring out what to do about child care?
Last week. Just kidding (sort of) — the answer to this one depends on where you live and what kind of care you're looking for. If you're shooting for a day care facility (stimulating environment, interaction with other kids), you'll probably need to apply pronto. Day cares in major cities can have waiting lists out the wazoo (as in 9 to 12 months or more). Prefer an in-home nanny (personal attention; more flexible schedules; higher cost)? Put your feelers out for recommendations, but you should be okay holding off on interviews until baby's around to help pick his or her match.
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