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Should i trust my maid

Sojal
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Updated on Mar 04, 2015

Hi fellow parents. i would be soon getting back to work. my daughter would be three now.. Just wanted to know your opinion if i can leave er with my maid whole day ? is this safe .. what precautions or watchouts are there ? she is working at my home from past 2 years .     

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sumalatha

| Jun 07, 2015

I agree with swati and Davina .. Good Day care would be better as the child will not feel lonely .. Maids turn out to be lazy and non caring in our absence .. At day cares there are multiple people and and a supervisor to monitor .. At three years your toddler would be able to tell you if she like the day care or not .. All the best and god bless the little one

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Ravina

| Mar 05, 2015

Hi Sojal, I think a daycare is better for children. they learn much more. at home the maid will only make the child watch TV. but choose a daycare carefully as well

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Swati

| Mar 04, 2015

Hi Sojal, I think it is better to leave at a daycare rather than alone with a maid unless you trust the maid totally and know that she will be responsible. also if leaving at home, make the home childproof. lock staircases, cover corners of the furniture. instruct maid to be extra careful when giving the baby a bath. also, when back home, do take time out to bond with your baby.

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Shikha Batra

| Mar 04, 2015

Hi Sojal! I can understand it is a difficult decision for you to leave yr child back at home. it is advisable to answer following questions to self : 1. Since u have the same maid for over two years now u know her already, how has she been so far in taking care of your child? 2. Does she share a good rapport with yr child? 3. Is the child comfortable with her and follows her instructions? 4. Is she hygienic and take precautions while taking care of yr child? 5. Is she sensitive towards needs of the child and addresses these with utmost priority? 6. is the child able to communicate and can explain her needs to maid? 7. do u have other options available like presence of an elderly /relative alongwith maid to keep an eye and account for their safety in ur absence? 8. Is the maid child centric and would be able to handle yr kid responsibly? the answer to these q's should guide you in whatever decision you take.

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Megha

| Mar 04, 2015

Honestly sojal if you want to get back to work and live in a nuclear family kind of setup .then you have to trust maid only. take some precautions like- verify her , know about her family, trying outting a hidden camera also .

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