Choosing Day Care

March 9, 2022 Infant

If you are returning to work or school after you have your baby, chances are that finding day care is on the top of your to-do list. As a parent, it’s up to you to find a caregiver you trust who knows how you want your baby fed and taken care of while you’re away. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to choose and communicate with your day-care provider to make sure your little one stays safe and healthy.

Ask yourself a few questions:

Check it out:

You can search for state-licensed day-care providers on the internet. Licensing requires providers to follow health and safety rules.

Visit a few day-care facilities — both home and commercial sites. Stay a while to observe:

When looking at day care in a home setting or with a friend or relative:

What about feeding?

It may not be easy to leave your baby, but soon you will both be used to the new routine. Remember that you do have control over how your baby is cared for when you are not around, especially if you make finding quality child care a top priority.