Hi! Not sure if this is appropriate here but, the missus and I are in a dilemma over whether we want to look for a full time maid or a baby sitter to take care of our coming new born as the missus is working a normal office job while I am working in a high pressure industry with very very long hours.. Basically, my mother would be looking after the baby but we have concerns over my mother's age and carelessness (ie forget to turn off fire, accidentally leave staplers from wrapper in vegetables) and would want a extra pair of eyes over the baby when it is at her place. But we would want the maid/babysitter to assist my mother as well. So we have been tearing our hair out over the decision to hire a maid or a baby sitter and wondered whether any others had similar concerns. Basically, a very brief summary of the main considerations:- Pros of maid Can help tidy up the house and do household chores etc including washing baby items Probably cheaper than baby sitter? Cons of maid Horror stories online Not exactly specialised in infant care Loss of privacy at home as they would need a room Pros of babysitter Specialised in infant care Structured hours - probably would retain privacy of the house as they are not staying over Cons of babysitter Doesnt do household chores other than washing baby stuff Higher cost No help on weekends! Tl;dr Any comments on the considerations over a maid or daycare babysitter/nanny?