Pfft. I have always kept my kids in daycare when I was on maternity leave. Why? To bond with the new baby and because getting one child into daycare was ok, but trying to get a vacant spot for 2 kids would've been difficult enough. I even had 3 kids in daycare for 18 months and it would've been impossible to find a spot for all my 3 kids if I didn't keep the other 2 in daycare whilst I was on maternity leave.