If so, please tell me about your experience. At what age did you switch LO? What made you decide to switch? Are you happy with your decision? Anything I should consider or think about or that I should know when considering whether to make the switch?
I'm thinking about switching my LO in a couple of months to daycare. It would only be for about 3 days a week as either DH or I are home on the other days. When I was pregnant, we were initially going to go with daycare and found a daycare we liked, but LO had IUGR and was slightly early so we decided to go the nanny route. Our first nanny seemed great at first, but then we had to let her go because we found out she was smoking on the job...and had lied to us about being a smoker. When we went to look for Nanny number 2, I wasn't really ecstatic about any of our options. Part of the problem, I think, is that we only need someone part-time and I think some of the better candidates want (and can get) full-time. We hired someone, but it has only been 2.5 weeks and already there are problems. I won't bore you with the details, but basically there are transportation issues she didn't tell us about in the interview (and we asked), I feel like she is not following my instructions/wishes (despite doing a training day, putting things in writing and talking to her about it on more than one occassion) and she not only doesn't do any housework, but doesn't even seem to pick up after herself so my house is dirtier when I come home than when I left it in the morning. I know there is no childcare that is going to be completely without problems, but I feel like with daycare there is more supervision and it would be significantly less expensive.