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tWife and I are expecting our first. We were told we should probably already be looking for a day care center or nanny. Anybody with some recommendations that don't cost a fortune?
Need pics of wife to offer up a quality recommendation. TIA
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
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Do whatever allows you to party the most. Fuck it, it's your life.
Also, be sure to leave the baby out in the January cold butt-ass naked for a few hours each night to toughen it up.
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This post was edited by WhiteBoyHatcher 18 months ago
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There are something's worth paying for and they're the best.
Congrats by the way
One of the hookah lounges should work. The kid will sleep like a baby after a couple of hits of tobacco. You can also use one of the pipes to let the kid suck out some of mom's breast milk, but they'll charge you extra for that.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Bob sakimano lives in EL and is a fine upstanding citizen. He will watch it for some upvotes and uofm obsession.
You could check out www.care.com I think it has nannies, baby sitters, day cares, etc.
Tried that, but in order to do any real searching it basically costs you $35. Seems steep.
Speaking as the father of an 18 month old, $35 is a drop in the bucket. You will end up spending way more money on way more useless stuff.
My 2 youngest boys went to MSU Child Development Lab half-day pre-school. It isn't cheap but they were very well prepared for elementary school. They now have full time day-care there, which was not an option when we started. We were very happy with it. Usually a long waiting list so get on it early. Locations in EL and Haslett.
In my experience, a private home setting or Nanny can be cheaper. The issue with a single care giver for us is that you are stuck if they are sick or on vacation. A center is always there even if someone is out sick.
My kids go to Child Time right next to Sparrow. I highly recommend it.
NEED MOAR KIDS!
Educational Child Care Center
prepare thy anus
as posted in the "when do kids become less expensive" thread, kids are money pits. but be thankful you dont have 2 in daycare like me.
it is settled. Lock thread.
have you considered divorce?
Have you considered Sparty?
Buy a damned chimp and teach it how to change diapers and microwave formula. They are smarter than shit, and will love your baby like it's their own. Plus, people love when monkeys think they're human.
Just don't let that thing get too attached. If you show any displeasure in your child, the chimp will likely rip off your face and genitalia.
This post was edited by Roger Waymeth 18 months ago
and when your kid transitions into school... free trunk monkey.
I don't know anything about EL child care but do some research (not on the RCMB) and prepare to pay a boatload. Day care for an infant is probably about $50.00/day and may go down as the child gets older. Visit some local day care centers and talk to the owners. There should be reviews online but these should be taken with a grain of salt as with most online reviews. Our son has been in day care in Royal Oak for the last 18 months. We found it through a reference from a coworker.
I'm already learning this and the kid isn't due until August. The scary thing is may actually be cheaper for my wife to take a year off work or something until the daycare rates drop as the kid becomes a toddler.
Trust me. tRCMB wasn't my first stop on the research train.
Depends. My wife works part time but it's still considerably more than a year of day care. Also, day care gives your wife a break (and a life) and lets your child interact with other children. At our day care, there are various ages so the younger kids are learning from the older kids and there is an educational aspect. This may not be true with all day care centers.
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