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Which Parent Takes Off Work When Nanny or Baby Is Sick?

When Nanny or Child is Sick, Which Parent Takes Off Work?

Even nannies get sick days! When a caretaker calls in and has to cancel unexpectedly, mom and dad have to figure out who will tend to their tots. The same thing happens when baby is ailing and can't attend day care. If your family encounters such a situation, which parent stays home?

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KWM KWM 6 years
It's only happened once so far and it was me that stayed home, but next time Dad is up! :)
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 6 years
It's more often falling to me, but Dad tries to do his part to if his schedule allows. It's fun for him to get some good bonding time in with the kid if possible thanks to these unfortunate circumstances.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
Most the time, whichever parent the kid is staying with at the time takes off work. If Dad is out of town, though (which is often, especially in winter), it's all me.
amber512 amber512 6 years
When we have kids, it'll be me since I only work eight hours a week and my work is very understanding as everyone else who works there is a mom and has had to call in when their kids are sick.
Deidre Deidre 6 years
I can't really vote one way or the other. We assess who has the busier day at work, and then the least busy parent takes the day off.
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