Your baby may be special but that doesn’t guarantee VIP treatment. Don’t assume that there will be a spot for your baby in day care – you’ll have to book way in advance.
It can sometimes take months to secure a spot. Also, plan with your mum or in-laws if you are going to take that route. They might be eager to see the newborn, but that does not mean they will want to take care of the baby full time. Not all parents want to be parents all over again. Depending on their age—they may not have the necessary energy or vigour to do so.