Most couples are relying on babysitters and daycare centers to take care of their children. But with the rising costs of childcare, a lot of parents are looking to friends and family to keep a quality eye on their child.
If you have a good relationship with your friends and family, you can be sure that your baby is in good hands. By being under the care of people you are naturally close to, your child establishes a comfortable familiarity with the people he or she will eventually be growing up with.
Not only will it be cheaper, but your baby will create bonds with people you yourself will be seeing on a regular basis. And by keeping your baby close to home, you build a support group for your child that isn’t matched by even the most expensive of childcare systems.
If you have a close neighbor or friend who is a parent as well, you can arrange time-trades to share the brunt of taking care of the kids over the week. Talk to your folks about taking care of your child during an especially long night at the office. In the end, the best care is always given by the people who care for you and your baby.…