Jess - posted on 04/30/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
We have a nine month old daughter who has been in day care for six months. It was difficult to go back to work, but something that I had to do. We found a nice day care in our neighborhood and were pleased to see that she blossomed while being there. She's been happy and has become really social and has a lot of fun. We've had a little trouble with the daycare, in terms of getting her bottles down properly and getting a nap schedule, but because she's been happy overall and slept through the night for months. Just last month, she finally settled into a real schedule with 2 hour naps! We were thrilled.
Unfortunately, a lot of teachers have left the day care recently, including her two favorites, and things are upside down. She isn't finishing her bottles or getting naps for more than one 30 minute nap a day. She is waking up at night eating and she is crying with exhaustion when we pick her up. She is also not getting adequate diaper changes. We are afraid that if they aren't getting to diapers they are probably also not giving her personal attention and care.
The day care near my office has an opening, and her favorite teacher is there. It seems like a great center, but I am a little nervous because it is quieter and in the basement, so I am afraid it might be too peaceful or almost boring for her, especially fewer babies. I also feel scared about making a change for her, but I am starting to believe this is the place where she will get better care.
Need thoughts and advice!