Ok I'm in the process of finding a daycare for my LO due in May. I work at a children's hospital so we do have a day care on campus ... The cost is over what we could truly afford, 900/month. My rent is less than that! I figure I'm not going to find a daycare for infants that is much cheaper, or more convenient. What could be more convenient then right next to the ER if god forbid anything happened? My room mate doesn't work, she has a 6mo and she offered to watch the baby for more than half of what the day care is charging.
So would you...
Go with the friend you KNOW for less convenience and less money or
would you go with the day care where you don't know who is exactly watching your kid, while you pay entire paychecks worth of tuition, but with the convenience of being close by?