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    Default Parent swap – dangerous or a free alternative to daycare?

    Has anyone heard of parent swap? I’m considering the idea for a government review and want to know what other people think about it. Basically, the concept is, existing parent/s look after your child plus their own on one day, and you do likewise for them on another day. There’s no payment – it’s a tit for tat arrangement with other parents around the neighbourhood.

    I want to start my own family soon and think i would do it provided, there are safeguards in place, like meeting and getting to know the other parent, setting out a schedule for the day(s) and agreeing to a level of care that we’re both happy with. Would other people also consider this option, or am I being way too adventurous??

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    hmmm I personally wouldn't do it.. each parent would need to know first aid skills and a blue card I presume?

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    I would do it with a like-minded friend, if the arrangement suited both of us - but not a stranger...

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    I would only feel comfortable doing this with a family member or friend. Not a stranger. And I think even with the someone I knew we would have to have similar parenting views etc to make it work well for our children.

    It sounds like a good idea in theory.

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    Is this a double post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Is this a double post?

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    It is
    I was going crazy thinking im sure ive already posted in one of these threads today but my app is playing up so I cant see my participated threads to check lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I was going crazy thinking im sure ive already posted in one of these threads today but my app is playing up so I cant see my participated threads to check lol.

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    Same

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    i would do it but only with a like-minded friend, never with a stranger regardless of whether i got to know them a little first. With friends, there's not the 'making friends for a particular purpose' thing going on, which would be if you were intending to meet them to do a parent swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I was going crazy thinking im sure ive already posted in one of these threads today but my app is playing up so I cant see my participated threads to check lol.

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    Me too!


 

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