DayCare :(

Andrea - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I have to go back to work when my son is two months old. Thats all the maternity leave I have. I have found a daycare that I am taking him to but I dont know what to think about it. Are you guys sending ur little ones to daycare? How do u feel about it?

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Shannon - posted on 01/06/2011

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I worked a full time job when I was pregnant with my first child and I fully intended to return to work after my maternity leave was up. But at the end of my leave ai decided to stay at home with my baby and not return to work. That was 3 years ago. I am now a stay at home mom of 2 little ones and I wouldn't change a thing. I know how you feel...I just couldn't stand to put my child in daycare and am thankful that I can stay home.

Amy - posted on 12/30/2010

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I am going back to work the day my baby turns 3 months :( She will be going to a small state certified in home daycare run by a woman I actually grew up with and trust and who I know is great with kids so I don't worry for her actual care. But if I could afford it I would stay at home with her till she started school! I am going to miss her so much and worry also I am really worried about breastfeeding/pumping and work :( Its normal not to want to leave your baby just make sure you have done everything to be sure that your baby is going to get the best care possible while you are away.

Arely - posted on 12/16/2010

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i would be scared to put my 2 month old in a daycare!!!! u dont have any family members i think famiy is alwas better tan strangers... and i look at it this way theres so many other babies how do you know if they are meeting ur babies needs???

Dana - posted on 12/09/2010

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i live in maryville TN my daughter starts daycare at Hands of Time on Monday. I am a little sad but atleast i know the daycare my 5 year old attended there since she was 2! there are benefits they do learn ALOT at a daycare so atleast the money is going towards them learning, my daughter (5yr old) learned how to use the potty thanks to the daycare they worked with training her and with all the other kids she wanted to learn. i hate i have to go back to work but i cant afford to stay home plus i have to have insurance! i worry that since she has been with me for 2 months she will be scared or wonder where i am at when i drop her off but atleast at this age they sleep alot....that is what my mom told me to help me not be so sad :) i dont want to miss milestones either and i am affraid i might....

Madelein - posted on 12/02/2010

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Hey adrea.im going back to work in Jan and my son is 3months old then its really hard leaving them but you know what they are in good hands at a daycare plus they learn heaps of stuff its hard but its going to benefit your baby learning ect. If you have found the right daycare you will feel good about it if not then its not the right daycare

Suzanne - posted on 11/30/2010

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This is my second child. We were lucky that my inlaws took our first daughter when I had to go back to work and even though it wasn't daycare, it was STILL just as tough!!! This time, I have to bring the baby to the inlaws and my 17 month old is going to daycare... The first week back was hard... after that you get right back into a routine. Everyone does really well!!!! Good luck to everyone!

Andrea - posted on 11/28/2010

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Holly im doing ok. I've got 4 more weeks left with Ryan. Then he has to go to daycare. Ive also been the one up most the night with ryan so my husband and i are now starting to extablish a schedule too. they say it helpsif u get them in a routine at night of bath, feed, bed. so we are trying that tonight also with the lights and sound low at night and high during the day, How small is ur daycare? mine takes 10 infants but only has 8 right now. as for the firsts, ur baby willdo his firsts around u even if they are his seconds. the daycare isnt going to tell u he sat up first or walked first, they will let u hvaethat joy if its a good daycare.

Meghan - posted on 11/28/2010

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I am actually staying home with my daughter. I have always been leary of daycares, but you have to do what you have to do. I am sure he will be ok. The hardest thing will be letting go and letting someone else do what you should be doing while you are unable to because of work. Are you ok with your choice or still unsure? My mom told me it was so hard to take me to a daycare for the first time that she ended up standing outside the building for about 2 hours watching me and finally felt ok to leave when she realized I was ok. It will take time. I have no clue what I will do when I have to take my little girl to a daycare, but i know I will do a lot of research on the place before I take her anywhere.

Holly - posted on 11/28/2010

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Well, right now I'm still home with him for one more week, so I'm trying to make every moment special with him. I'm also working with Daddy to get a schedule established, because over the past weeks I've been the one up with Hunter in the middle of the night, which won't work once I go back to work. I guess I'm just very open with my husband about my feelings and I've communicated them to the daycare center as well. The good thing is the center is very small, so I can guarantee that he will receive proper attention. Just hoping that he does his firsts with me around, and not there. I'll have to cross that road when I get there. How are you?

Holly - posted on 11/28/2010

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I have to send my little one to daycare too, and honestly I'm terrified. The one I am sending to has great recommendations from people I trust, but I still don't feel comfortable leaving him there. I'm afraid I'm going to miss important milestones while away at work. I wish that financially I could afford to stay home with him, but unfortunately that is not the case.

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