“What’s horrible is warehousing your children in “daycare” centers where who knows who is handling them, mishandling them, or ignoring them. At least at home you have a little more control.”
Agree in principle, but I also worry about trusting one unsupervised person (e.g. a nanny) to watch a child. These days, however, there are multiple options to monitor what they do. That said, having a parent at home is best.
Many nannies in my area (Texas) are fresh-off-the-boat “immigrants,” who bring who-knows-what cultural practices in childcare with them. I’d rather let pet dogs watch them.
To an infant, there is no substitute for the individual in whose womb the infant grew and whose breast milk and body scent are by far the most natural place to attach.