And I heard it yet again. A video, where a caretaker beats a 10 months old baby at day care, flashing on all news channel. But it was not news to me. I have been listening such stories at regular intervals now. I feel sad;enraged to find that still no measures are taken to stop this. At the personal level, I feel helpless so as to how can I raise my voice and be of some help to bring a change. All thanks to Deepa Gandhi and Maneka Bharathi to give me a chance to voice out my feelings.
I have read my fellow blogger’s ideas and with due respect to them, I dare to differ. I have always felt that nobody can take care of your baby as protectively as yourself. In fact, a mom only knows what is best for her baby and about her needs at the best time.
And yes, I totally agree that a mom is a woman first and she has sacrificed her personal life to yield this new life inside her. And now gradually, she needs to get back to her daily routine. This can be complimented when you live in a joint family. Here grandparents are the best guardians when mom is not around.
I have also seen some nuclear parents who call their parents for short time to look after their kids when mom is out for work. This way the baby gets total family love with an experience.
But giving birth to a child and leaving him into hands of total strangers,as soon as the maternity leave ends, is a big NO for me. In my opinion, parents should plan their baby only if they can forgo their travel jobs and give full time to their newbie. The growing years of your child are the golden years. This time can not be cherished by looking into photos, they need to be lived by.
Opinions expressed here are totally my personal views.