Childcare Articles

  • Sick Kids and Daycare: When to Send Them

    Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:

  • Daycare vs. Nannycare: The Pros and Cons

    Choosing childcare is one of the most difficult jobs of new parents. In-home care or out of home care, daycare or private home -- discover the pros and cons of the various options.

  • Stay-at-Home Moms Aren't Free Daycares

    Stay-at-home moms face lots of daily challenges. What happens when a good friend starts to take advantage of a mom who chooses to stay home? Find out what one mother's solution is.

  • A Babysitter for Toddlers

    If the question is "Can I leave my toddler with our twelve-year-old daughter?" the answer is No! Babysitting has not received the attention it truly deserves. Remember, you are entrusting your child's life with this person.

  • Family Adjusting to Mom Going Back to Work

    Have you recently returned to work after maternity leave and your happy, well-behaved one-year-old is now whiny and seems sad all the time? Going back to work is an adjustment for the entire family.

  • Choosing the Right Breast Pump

    Breast feeding has significant benefits to both mother and baby. With many moms returning to work before the baby is ready to wean, information on choosing the best pump is essential.

  • Bye, Bye Baby! Help Your Child Survive Separation Anxiety

    Saying good-bye is hard to do, especially if you're the parent of a small child who suffers from separation anxiety. There is good reason behind your toddler's tears; these helpful solutions can make your "so long's" a little less stressful.

  • What to Ask in a Sitter Interview

    For many parents, the thought of finding a babysitter or nanny can be terrifying. Get the scoop on how to interview a sitter or nanny with this helpful checklist!

  • A Night Out for Mom and Dad

    It is Saturday night and you have a date with your spouse. You give hugs, kiss the kids goodnight and give a pat to your pup as you head out. In your car you mentally go over the details to be sure you told the sitter everything. But have you? What about your dog?

  • Pros and Cons of Family Members as Sitters

    If you're a parent who lives near close relatives, chances are that you'll turn to those family members to a little free babysitting every now and again. Hey, why not? It's reliable, safe, loving and more than affordable or is it?