If you're an older mum-to-be and this will be your first baby, here are some suggestions to remember. Consider getting at-home childcare help until your baby is ready for daycare Even if you won't be working for many months after having your baby (or won't be returning to work at all), you should still consider hiring either an au pair or a nanny to help you out during the first year or so, before your child is old enough for daycare.
We have the trickiest time finding childcare for our baby, as we both do shift work. My husband is a police officer, and I'm a doctor, so we always seem to struggling to get someone to look after our son when we are at work at nights. We want to know that he is being loved and cared for even when we are not there. Luckily we have a great childcare service that is flexible, and sometimes we can leave our son longer if we need to work later or if emergencies arise. This blog is about juggling childcare for shift workers.