In my community, the primary child care choice a newly pregnant couple makes is a nanny versus a daycare center. I'm always surprised by people who assume that a nanny is better, without looking at the many advantages of daycare. For us, the multiple adults supervising each other sealed the deal. We didn't want to worry about how a nanny behaved with our infant when we weren't there.
Of course, every family has different considerations, and the right choice for you will likely be based on household budget, work schedules and the options available in your community. Please weigh in on the relative advantages of the different child care choices out there! And feel free to share your personal experiences.
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