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Tashina - posted on 03/24/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am a working momma and I have so much trouble dropping my 7 mth old daughter off at daycare. I wanna cry most days. She has been in daycare since she was 6 wks old, but I was in between jobs and looking for employment and was right down the street from where the daycare was. Now that I actually come in to work and I am not right down the street from the daycare, its difficult. To add to it, they are moving her to the other classroom. I am a little emotional because for 1, I miss my baby during the day, but not working isn't an option for my family. The 2nd issue that I have is that she has gotten so used to her teacher that I am afraid she will have anxiety when she transitions to the other classroom. The classes for 6wks-1 yr is seperated by a swivel door, so at least she will still see her teacher once she moves to the other teacher's classroom. Anyone else experience such sadness from being away from their child while they are at daycare?

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Chana - posted on 03/25/2015

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I am not a working mom but I worked in Pre-school/Daycare for almost 15 years before becoming and stay at home mom. If you trust daycare and I am sure you do or you wouldn't leave your baby take comfort in knowing that daycare providers are excellent at helping little ones transition. I can tell you from experience that moms usually have a harder time than the little ones. She will probably be moving up with some of her little friends and it should be done a couple hours at a time over a few days to a week or so. If they take her to her new room a couple hours a day for a few days it allows to get comfortable with her new teacher, the new environment and the other children. She is probably more familiar with the new teacher than you think because a lot of daycares have to switch staff back and forth to maintain ratios if someone gets sick and has to leave early or calls in sick or something. You will be fine it is tough to watch your baby grow up but Hang in There. You are a momma so you are a touch cookie, we all are!

Tashina - posted on 03/25/2015

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Thanks so much for the encouragement and support! It is super hard because you just never know how they will adjust, but you made a good point about the fact that she will be moving up with another one of her friends, so that will be good. I know that it is inevitable and that they will constantly be changing rooms as they get older...its just so hard seeing them grow so fast. I am confident that the adjustment will help her to grow and meet more milestones(such as crawling and eventually walking) A mom's process is tough and I just keep praying and try to stay positive about the changes.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/24/2015

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You will get better about it.
Don't worry about her transition to the new room. Caregivers are great with getting the kids integrated into the new room in small steps, and most likely she'll be moving up with some of her friends, so she won't even notice.

Hang in there!

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