If both of parents work outside the home, so they must find child care even for young babies. How to do it correct? You may have many choices when it comes to choosing child care for your baby. Maybe you may have a neighbor or relative who can take care of your baby or the best way you may decide to use a day-care center or family home. Before choosing one you should visit several centers or homes. Watch how the staff teaches the children or watch how the children are cared for. But if you decided that for your baby will be better to stay with your neighbor or relative, make sure, he or she likes your baby. And that they know how important it is to keep your baby safe.
Tips on choosing day care
• You have the right to ask and see the center or home’s license. Because to get a license a center or home must follow certain rules.
• Both the center and home should welcome visits by parents in any time. They should be clean and look nice. The staff should be kind, and at the same time have control over the children. They always should play and talk with children.
• Choosing the centers or homes, be sure that you’ll follow the rules that set by the center or home. You should pick up your child at time. Do not forget to give the center or home your baby’s short record. Let to know the staff if your baby has some allergies, or some other problem with child’s health. The staff should call you right away if your baby seems sick.
Your baby may be upset at first about staying in a strange place alone, but this is normal. After several days your baby has settled into a routine. But you and the staff should help him in this and of course you can work together to help your baby gets used to being in child care.
You should avoid centers or homes that do not want parents dropping by without notice. Or places where you see children left alone. Also you should avoid places where children seems bored or unhappy or you see that staff yells at the children a lot. And of course the centers and homes which are dirty and unsafe you should also avoid.
If your friends or relatives care for your baby, go over carefully with them how to make things safe for your baby, especially as he gets older. As a mother, you know to never leave your baby alone, to put him in a safe crib to sleep, to secure him in a stroller and to never shake him. However, sometimes even people who love you and your baby may not know these things. Be sure that they understand how to keep your baby safe and comfortable.