Childcare: Toddler, The First Years

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To Nanny or Not to Nanny?

I just came back to work after having #3. My kids have always attended a Daycare Center and I’ve been happy with that. The cost for three children, however, is likely more or equal to what a Nanny would charge (or so I think). Aside from the benefit of not having to get the children ready and out the door in the morning, what other advantages are there to having a nanny vs. the daycare center? What are the disadvantages? How did you go about choosing one?


Nanny Vs. Daycare

I am considering hiring a nanny for my 2 girls (4 mo and 3 yrs) when I go...

Occasional & Drop-in Care

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How Do I Get My 4 Month Old to Feed from the Bottle?

My 4 month old daughter is too used to the breast and will not feed from the bottle. When we try and give it to her, she fusses, screams and cries until we give her the breast. We've even tried Avent, Dr. Brown, Nuk, etc nipples to see which one is closest to the real thing. We've even tried feeding her with the bottle in the morning when she is the most hungry but that doesn't work either. Will she get better if I start feeding her rice cereal? This makes it really hard to leave her with a babysitter. Any suggestions would be greatly...

Social Skills

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??