It would be nice if each baby came with their own Mary Poppins. How nice would that be! Since obviously...
It would be nice if each baby came with their own Mary Poppins. How nice would that be! Since obviously this is a dream, not a reality, you may, at some point, need to find day care for your little. If you want to return to work after your baby is born, or later decide to return to work, home help, or day care is going to be a necessity. The best day care advice I have is to start early. When Cedar was born I headed to college (great timing, right?). In any case, I switched schools as a sophomore from Humboldt to New Mexico. Before we moved to New Mexico, we went for a visit, mainly to check out housing and day care. I knew Cedar would need at least part-time day care. We found a center we loved and the wait list was a year + long to get in. Had we not put Cedar on the list early, he'd never of gotten into the day care of our choice. The other issue is how to find the perfect day care, or home childcare for your baby. Navigating the choices can be overwhelming. Following are some resources you can use to find safe, quality, and licensed childcare for your baby. National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC): everything you need to know about safe caregivers, plus State Licensing and Regulation Information. National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Healthy Childcare: A massive resource about how to choose a childcare program from the AAP. The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)

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