Stefanie - posted on 12/08/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I finally found a church I really like. I decided to let my 2 1/2 year old and 8 month old go in the nursery on our first visit. Both boys did very, very well. Then our next visit was awful. As soon as he saw the door, he dug in his heels and refused to go anywhere near it. Then last Sunday, he threw himself on the floor and threw a shoe!!! He was crying and carrying on. I finally picked up him and set him in the room, but he didn't want to go anywhere and do anything. All the teachers/workers seemed very nice, but he wasn't having it. It didn't help that there were a few others (all age ranges) crying as well. I don't understand why he went from a really good first time to awful.
This causes me to have to occupy them in service and they aren't very quiet (obviously!) so that I can enjoy the sermon. Does anyone have any suggestions to make being in the nursery easier? Maybe he should be in the older nursery for 2-4, but I need to get him into the door first! Any suggestions would be appreciated.