Pros and cons of babysitting, grandparents and schools to take care of the baby
When mom and dad work, they choose the caregiver of their babies usually from three options: a nanny, the grandparents and the nursery. We spoke with María Isabel Echeverri, infant educator, infant educator, master in Sicopedagogy and specialist in Mental Health of the Child, who gave us several tip
When mom and dad work, they choose the caregiver of their babies usually from three options: a nanny, the grandparents and the nursery. We spoke with María Isabel Echeverri, infant educator, infant educator, master in Sicopedagogy and specialist in Mental Health of the Child, who gave us several tips for the chosen option.
Tips for 3 types of care
1.Nanny. To find out how our son is doing with the babysitter or nanny, the expert recommends "be clear about those little details that show us if my son is not happy, the way she approaches him and the child to her." Analyze the behavior when she gets home and if she clings to mom and does not let go "and if, after the period of adaptation, leaving her with her is still crying" warns the educator.
Observing him and talking to him, when he speaks, will allow parents to feel at ease or change their nanny or their child's care option.
2.Grandparents: There are people who have grandparents for small moments, there are other people who, due to their economic capacity or cultural issues, choose grandparents as caregivers.
In this regard the child educator says "we can not say if it is good or bad but it is very important that from the beginning the rules are clear and that is where we fail" He adds that if the grandparents are doing the work of caregivers they must comply this function "be tender and loving but also mark the limits so that children can be educated as they should be" concludes.
3.Nursery, kindergarten or kindergarten: "I think it is an act of love and faith to deliver them to a nursery," says the expert. Parents choose this option more and more because they do not have someone they trust to leave their children.
He says it is a very good alternative, and that mothers "feel more distressed at first when they leave him in a strange place, where he will not be alone but there are other babies that they have to attend". He adds that they should investigate well in what kind of nursery, garden or kindergarten will be left to the child doing a previous visit and choose it probing opinions of other parents.