My 14 mo old cries when I go to pick him up from babysitter after work!

Rose - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son is 14 months old. My aunt watches my son while I am at work. She is great with him and he loves her to death. I was working part time until Jan that I started working full time....Ever since then my son cries and screams when I pick him up after work . I feel horrible!!!!!!!

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Adel - posted on 02/17/2009

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be happy that your children are happy with their care givers. It would be worse if they hated it there and cried never to go back. :)

Michele - posted on 02/17/2009

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Hi Rose-



My kids did the same thing. And it's a good thing. It means your son feels safe and comfortable with his caregiver. He may not be ready to leave if there is "stuff" and activity going on. He's afraid he'll miss out on something. I still have to give my daughter a few minutes to get herself ready to leave the sitter's house and she is 4.



Good luck!

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Monica - posted on 03/02/2009

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Yes!!! My son is only 10 months old but he goes to our friends house who has a 2 year old daughter so he gets to play with her, at home he's the only child. He's only at their house for about 4 hours and takes his long nap there. When I get there he doesn't want to come out of my friends arms to me (makes me feel reallll great!). Then, when we go out to the car, she holds him while I put his car seat in and such then I have to pry him from her and he starts crying....I just put him in his car seat as quick as I can, she goes inside and I play for a few minutes with him in the car, kiss him and say "ready to go home??" by then he's forgotten all about it!!



Anyway, just wanted to let you know you are not alone! At least we can feel good that our babies enjoy their daycare and aren't devastated while we are gone!

Joanna - posted on 02/26/2009

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Also remember that they spend all day being "good" and seeing you is overwhelming! They are so happy and so relieved to be with you that they need to process all of that emotion. And as in all things kid - this too shall pass...

Rose - posted on 02/23/2009

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Quoting Tristan:

I have the same problem! I have tried distraction by bringing in a toy from home (ones that make sound work best). I just throw it in the car so I have it when I get her. I also get out the cheese crackers and offer her one. Both of these distract her long enough for me to get everything together and out the door. While I am glad that she feels secure at the sitters (how nice you have a family member also!) I do feel a little put off! Cause when we get home she only wants MOMMY! So I guess you have to take the good with the bad.


It's funny because when we get home all he wants is "mum", that is what he calls me.  I am starting to get use to this but I am hoping for the day that he runs to me when I go to pick him up.

Rose - posted on 02/23/2009

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My job approved the part time thing temporarily so it is no longer an option...I hate that I have to work. My husband is working on getting another job so that I could stay home with my son..lets keep our fingers crossed.

Lori - posted on 02/23/2009

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It's so hard to be a working mom at times and maybe even harder for our kids!  Have you considered going back to work part time, and then find something part time from home? 

Tristan - posted on 02/22/2009

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I have the same problem! I have tried distraction by bringing in a toy from home (ones that make sound work best). I just throw it in the car so I have it when I get her. I also get out the cheese crackers and offer her one. Both of these distract her long enough for me to get everything together and out the door. While I am glad that she feels secure at the sitters (how nice you have a family member also!) I do feel a little put off! Cause when we get home she only wants MOMMY! So I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

Rose - posted on 02/17/2009

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He naps well so not sure if it's that he's tired. People say its a phase...I can't wait for this phase to end.

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