Today, you have lots of different childcare options. Here you'll learn about childcare basics, and find information about daycare, babysitters, and nannies.
All moms want their kids to be in good hands when they're out, but second-time moms (or third, or fourth...) require a little bit less than newbies when it comes to babysitters.
How to size up a child-care situation and pick the best one.
What to ask when choosing a child-care facility.
Need to go back to work after maternity leave? Here's how to find the best child care for your baby or toddler.
No childcare situation is perfect. Here are some common complaints and possible solutions.
With a little preparation, stepping out doesn't have to be a leap of faith.
What to look for when visiting prospective day care centers and family day care homes.
Here's how the two presidential candidates' proposed child care policies stack up.
We all want to leave our kids in capable hands when we go to work, but finding--and affording--good care is a burden that families shouldn't have to shoulder alone.
Want to stay at home with your kids and earn an income?
Hiring a caregiver? Don't fret--there are some great babysitters out there. Here are 15 pointers to help you find the one who's right for you and your child.
When and how to add new tastes and textures to your baby's diet.
A new report reveals the truly desperate state of child care in this country.
An insider's guide to choosing a high-quality program for your child.
How to make your first time away from baby less stressful.
The What's Up Moms love their babysitters, except when... they don't. Do you recognize any of these annoying babysitter behaviors?
Ready to choose a day care center? Watch for tips to help you choose the best one.
When friends told one mom it was "dangerous" to hire a male babysitter, she took to Reddit to ask for a second opinion.
Who better to care for your child? No need to check references, and the price is right! But consider a few things before asking a family member to be your chief babysitter.
All new parents can relate to the lengthy list of instructions this new dad emailed to his son's first babysitter.
In-home care, in which your child's caretaker comes to your home, is in many ways the most convenient for parents. In-home sitters range from trained nannies, who may have training in child development and first aid, to women who, although not trained formally, have had many years' experience caring for children, including their own. Or you might opt for an au pair, a young person, usually a woman in her early twenties, often from abroad, who lives with your family.
Having a baby shouldn't feel like the end of the world--or the end of your career.