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Our Daycare Decision

You can view all of my posts about this topic, here.

Obviously, it's been something we've been thinking about for months.  We thought this decision would be easy and were told that once we found the one, we would just know.  Well, that is very true... however we had to explore all options before we made the final call. 

Like I said... I've heard from many mom's that when you find the right person for your baby, you just know.  Sort of like "love at first site" or something... You just can hear that in their voice and body language that they are going to be the best for your baby.

Now, I'm not going to lie, when I say that I felt this with a couple of the ladies that we met with.  But, it was only at first and then it started to dwindle.  I could tell by the tone of the voice, their body language or the way they talked about our unborn son, that it was potentially going to be a good match.  If I didn't feel that way on the phone, I wasn't going to interview them.

With all of that said... These are some different things that played as factors in our decision making...
  • Location (not only to our work locations, but just in general... housing development/apartment/etc...)
  • Price
  • Willing to work with S.'s school schedule (meaning, only having our baby when S. is at work and only paying for those days that he's actually there.)
  • Number of kids (total, per day (full-time or part-time), per adult and including infants)
  • Comfort (with the care provider and watching them with other children)
  • Safety (no pools in the backyard, brick fire places without any guards, location of sleeping arrangements, cleanliness, etc...)
  • Willingly claims $$ on taxes
Those were the major factors that we looked at when we were deciding.

Based on all of our research and our meetings with all of the potential candidates, we did make a decision that we are very happy with!

The lady we chose meets all of our needs and is so happy that we went with her!  We cannot wait to start working with her in just a few short months!  It's so exciting to have this crossed off the list!

Comments

Allison said…
Congratulations on making such a difficult decision!!
erin.patrice said…
My sister just went through this process and said the same thing. When you know, you know. So excited for you!
YAY! What a relief!

We are just finalizing our decision. It is going to be slightly out of the norm but we are excited about it. Just a few more things to discuss before we share with everyone, but you really do just have to go with your gut and what is best for the three of you!!

It is SO close for you!! AHHH!

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