Infant Care Options
When you first hear those wonderful words, it is undoubtedly the most exciting and for some, unnerving time of your life. Childcare is often the last thought in the early stages of the pregnancy but if you plan to return to work it's important to consider your childcare options.
If you work, your first port of call should be your employer. Find out how much time you are able to take off and take full advantage of as much time as you can. Those first few weeks are a precious bonding time for both parents and recovery time for mom.
Your next consideration must be childcare if you decide you are going to continue working once the baby has arrived. Depending on what option you chose will decide how much time you need to plan ahead. Below is a guideline for how much time you must allow.
There are many options available. Below, we look at the most common ones and the benefits, costs and time required to search.