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It can be a lot of work or just a little. Mostly depending on how you feel about it, and how much you're actually paying your nanny. State payroll laws also play a big role in the decision.

If you're uncertain, I'd say that paying someone to help you out through the first calendar year is worthwhile. Once you've seen what they do and learned what needs to be done, you can decide if you want to do it yourself or keep going with the service.

That's generally going to be a less painful way of figuring things out than trying to DIY, screwing it up, then having to fix the mess later.

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