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Hi Everyone,
I will be joining my office soon, i do not have support system neither parents nor in laws. Mine is a desk job and requires 8 to 9 hours to be in it. my work place is about 1 hour far from home ( rented- can change as per situation). (Office doesn't have daycare) Please provide some suggestions as i am not able to take a decision. Whether to keep a maid at home or keep baby at daycare.
Ps- When i join ofc my daughter will be 6 months old. Please help...
Thanks in advance



Kavita Sahany

Hey If you are joining after 6 months ...then I would recommend to go for a good daycare; near the office with camera access; ..so that lunch time atleast u can cm n feed if you want to or meet the baby atleast ...
Maid at home I personally don't trust a one man army ...and it all comes to a standstill when she is on leave ...plus don't think so one person alone can have the patience to handle someone else's kid with that much love ..in day care atleast u have a team and they do it ..and the work goes on even in the absence of one person ...
So difficult to find trust worthy maids ..of course there are exceptions to everything ...

Richa Chowdhary

You can see daycare near / close by your office and that way you can event visit your child..

asha chaudhry

Hey sonal pls dont fret. Everything will be fine. We have had moms like Sangeetha Karuna and Aradhana Sharma post about this. Let me share the links. Maid is ideal if a grandparent is at home or u know the maid for many years. Otherwise daycare wud be better as they have cctv's that u can access and monitor ur baby. Which city are u based?

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This is such an important question.
Pros for day care 1. Baby is with other children 2. The staff is usually well monitored . The pros about maid 1. She is in your home and can manage your work as per your orders and guidance. I agree with Richa. It would be great to be able to check baby once in a while. What do you feel Archana Bhosale; Jai shri

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Sonal Swapnil

asha chaudhry Mam i am based out in navi Mumbai. I currently stay at vashi and my office is at Saki Naka - Mumbai (Andheri kurla road)

Kavita Sahany

Sonal.. not sure about good day cares near kurla..but if you need it in Vashi then I can help you with it ..let me know...

Sonal Swapnil

Kavita Sahany Yes please keep me informed. it will be very helpful. thanks 👍🏻

asha chaudhry

Sonal pls chk in our services section. There might be daycares in ur locality

Revauthi Rajamani

Such an helpful thread.... Each comment is so worthy

Shravani

I personally opted for a daycare next door to my office and dropping my son everyday for him to get used to the new place. I have live CCTV access to see what he is upto and can go and feed him if I want. I have been doing that since the beginning of February as March 1st I resume work.
I was never okay leaving my kid at home with a nanny.
Advantage of daycare is that there are other infants to play with, care givers are reliable and cleanly and baby learns a lot more in the environment than just being alone at home.

Aditi Ahuja

I am so glad to see the way mother's are helped and advised here with so much love, attachment and finesse...kudos to asha chaudhry Di..Priya Sood Neha Agarwal and Khushboo Chouhan

Aditi Ahuja

As for this question I feel day care would be the best.

Sonal Swapnil

Thanks everyone for such nice suggestions

asha chaudhry

Shravani ur answer is pure gold!

asha chaudhry

Sumira Bhatia has recently moved to aus and started work on monday! She wud hv some priceless advise

asha chaudhry

Aditi Ahuja Revauthi Rajamani hugs!

aradhana sharma

Hi dear...at first congratulations on joining back work . I was also at same stage and delimma before joining back work...however I was lucky as my child completed a year then I joined. I am sure you must be having six months maternity leave ...and still u have time left to prepare completely. I suggest you following and also I wrote about my experience which can help u..; u should work on following :- 1. As soon as your child starts on solid ...prepare all home.made cerlac,foods things so that you can give to your caretaker for feeding your child in your absence...clearly avoid packed market foods.2. day care will be good option..if it's near your office, it has good hyegeine safe environment and cctv faculty available.., and also u can check lunch time ..since I have no one to monitor nanny ahome better opt for a good day care , and people were they are cooperative e ough .4. store your breast milk in the morning hours before leaving for office..invest in good electric pump. Sterlize the .spoons,bottles everything in advance and keep it in air tight container and guide your caretaker to feed your baby.5. give toys as per baby's age to care taker so that they can be your proxy in your absence for baby's mental engagement level. Focus should be on baby's nutrition ,hyegeine ,day time naps ,and meaningful play for his overall development ..if a day care can provide and corporate with you for this ...you should chose that..; I believe it's very important for a women to live up to her dream as when we love ourselves we provide best to our baby ..as a mother you want to give best to your child and when at your back you can arrange someone who can give that care in a overall way ..by organising things well ,,,you can manage well your baby even in your absence. Best of luck.. do share your day to day hurdles there are many loving moms who joined back work who will be able to help ..

asha chaudhry

Superb aradhana sharma !!!!!

Neha Agarwal

Wow what answers here !!!

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