I really hope me starting this thread doesn't come off as AW. I promise I'm not trying to make this all about me, I just wasn't sure where else to ask this! I've been looking into childcare options (so fun!) and I need opinions. I have contacted some daycare centers, but I've also been entertaining the idea of using an in-home type place. Not in our home, someone else's who takes a few kids. I like the idea of a smaller group, and the lower price doesn't hurt either.However, the only seemingly legitimate one I've come across so far is a man. This weirds me out a little bit. I know it's gender discrimination and wrong, but what can I say, I watch a lot of Law & Order: SVU and it makes me nervous. He has several great reviews, and he's had his in-home center open since 1992, so he seems legit. I already verified he's not a registered sex offender, because obviously that's what an SVU junkie would do first. Am I being too paranoid? Would you entertain the idea of this? And if so, are there specific questions you would ask at an in-home place vs a large center or should I stick to the same list of questions?
I don't have much to add, but on the topic of men being stereotyped, my friend had a nanny (woman) in her house watching her children. At one point she decided to install nanny cams and was horrified to find the nanny taking naked pictures of her son after the bath.she didn't keep her around long enough to find out what else was going on....you should definitely be cautious with both men and women caretakers.
How do you keep your husband/significant others relationship from changing too much after baby arrives? I know it will change, but it scares me a little to think how much it could.