My all-time favorite commercial was done by Similac. It shows a group of parents going after each other for bottle vs. breast, stay-at-home vs. working parent, disposal diaper vs. cloth, baby-wearing vs. strolling, etc. Spoiler alert, at the end a stroller starts to roll accidentally down the hill and the entire group of parents put their arguing aside and rush after the stroller. Everyone is relived the baby is okay. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT PARENTING IS PEOPLE. We all just want our babies to be okay. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. I get chills every time I see that commercial, view it here.
A good friend once said to me, “Wouldn’t it be so boring if we all parenting the same? We would be raising a culture of robots.” He was so right. There isn’t one right way to parent because there isn’t just one type of kid! People always ask me what to register for – a swing or a bouncer? My response is always the same: Wait. Because you don’t know if you are going to have a child that likes to bounce or swing, or both, or none of the above! I think about childcare the same way, you never know exactly the kind of personality your kid is going to be born with to match them up perfectly to their childcare needs. Unlike a $30 bouncer though, you can’t really wait to make the decision. You want to be totally ready to go back to work and have your baby taken care of by the best.
Enter Cozykin. Their unique Nanny-Share based model offers the personalized care of a nanny with the socialization of daycare. The best of both worlds. They believe that childcare should be easy, not a source of stress or panic. It works like this:
First, you share your childcare needs and wants with Cozykin while you are enjoying family leave. They will work on finding a match with a local family based on your childcare preferences while you bond with your newborn. I remember those days like they were yesterday (wait, weren’t they?) I didn’t want any one to ask me when I was going back to work. I couldn’t fathom leaving the comfort of my own couch. I guess it’s asking too much to let Maternity Leave and newborns last forever…
Next you’ll meet with a local family over coffee to get to know one another. 90% of families love their first match because Cozykin cares deeply about compatibility (but don’t worry, you can go on more coffee dates if the first one isn’t just right.) I love this idea of “speed dating” other parents. You can meet them first and if you hit it off you get like-minded kids socializing with your own, under a Montessori-based Nanny share.
It’s quite literally the best of both worlds which brings me to the next step:
Meet your nanny! This person has already aced Cozykin’s vetting process (they only hire the top 5% of nannies) and was personally matched to your specific needs. All of the hard work was done for you behind the scenes so that you can transition back to work with 24/7 support from your Cozykin team (a truly outstanding group of people and degrees, by the way.) You can expect your nanny to personalize your child’s day according to the Montessori child-led framework, customizing timing and activities based on the child’s individual needs and pace.
Childcare is deeply personal. Let’s all remember the stroller heading down the hill. We will stop at nothing to keep our babies safe. Every child is different. Cozykin will do the work for you so that you can rest assured your baby is getting the best care, in the best setting, with the best people.
Available now in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and growing!
Psst: Our friends at CozyKin were kind enough to share a discount code for MIM followers, 50% of your deposit (up to $1,700 value). Just mention MIM when you’re scheduling a call. Offer expires May 1, 2019.
This is a sponsored post. The writing and the opinions are the author’s own.