Kimberly - posted on 02/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 8-month old daughter has been in an in-home daycare part-time for over a month now and she will not let either of daycare providers set her down. She does great doing things on her own at home but at daycare she will not crawl, play by herself, sit in a highchair, etc. They have to be holding her or have her in their lap at all times otherwise she screams/cries. But as soon as my husband or I show up to pick her up and she sees us, she is fine and acts normal. She crawls and plays happily as long as she knows we're there. We've tried bringing in her own toys, letting her cry for a few min :(, distracting with toys, other kids, etc. Nothing seems to be working! Anyone experience this? I am thinking we are going to have to try a different daycare, but I am worried it will not help since it's our absence that seems to be the problem. They have been so great about being understanding and holding her pretty much all the time, but I know it has been hard on them and can't go on forever.