daycare?

Laura - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am blessed to take my daughter to work with me everyday. I only work 20 hours a week so I am able to bring her. However, I am concerned that when I start trying to transition her into daycare, she wont take to it. and I'm also not sure how I would feel not having her here with me. Has anyone delt with this problem before? And how did you get your child to transition and how did you transition yourself?

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Sarah - posted on 07/16/2009

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I HAVE 3 KIDS AND 2 OUT OF 3 HAD A HARD TIME WITH THE TRANSITION. MY OLDEST USED TO KICK AND SCREAM EVERYTIME I DROPPED HER OFF. IT TOOK ABOUT 4-5 MONTHS FOR HER TO STOP. YOU JUST HAVE TO WALK AWAY AND LET THE TEACHER TAKE OVER. USUALLY AFTER YOU ARE OUT OF SIGHT, THEY STOP. MY YOUNGEST JUST GOT TO THE POINT WHERE SHE DOESNT CRY WHEN I DROP HER OFF NOW. IT TOOK ALMOST 8 MONTHS. ITS HARD BUT ITS GOOD FOR THEM TO BE AROUND KIDS THEIR OWN AGE AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO LEARN NEW THINGS. YOU MIGHT BE A LUCKY ONE AND SHE COULD TAKE TO DAYCARE BETTER THEN YOU EXPECTED.

MY SON CAN DO HIS ABCS COUNTING, SHAPES, COLORS ETC. HES LEARNED SO MUCH AT 3. AND MY 2 YR DAUGHTER HUMS HER SONGS SINCE SHE CANT PRONOUNCE WORDS THAT WELL YET.

Heidi - posted on 07/16/2009

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I have 11 month old twins who I put into daycare when they were 7 months old, a good age as they didn't get the whole separation anxiety thing. I've never had a problem dropping them off and they are always smiling. The sooner the better I feel!!

Jessica - posted on 07/16/2009

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My daughter started daycare at 6 months old. I think the early age you do it the easier it will be for the kid to get use to be under the care of another adult. Your child will eventually be in school and it will be easier for them if they have experienced daycare or preschool before hand also. The interaction with other children teaches them how to share and get along with other kids. I sent my daughter to a daycare/preschool at a church in my town that I had heard great things about and I was very impressed with that daycare. She had a blast all day learning, playing, field trips, doing crafts. I had to be on a 6 month waiting list but it was worth it. Ask around to find a daycare that is recommended by friends or people in your community. It is hard to leave them but in time you both will get use to it and feel more comfortable.

Rachel - posted on 07/16/2009

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I just put my son in daycare, he is now 4 years old, so having him home that whole time it figured it would be a lot harder on us then it really was. He is very clingy so I thought he would scream and cry, but he did fine and was like you can leave now mommy, and I was the one crying. It will be hard at first, but once you get into a routine of things, it will get a lot easier. I hope this helps in some way!

Lisa - posted on 07/16/2009

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I think that it just depends on your child. Some days my daughter would LOVE daycare and some days she would cry when I left. What age are you going to put her in daycare?

Jen - posted on 07/16/2009

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My daughter was put into day care at 4 months old after I had stayed home with her for that long. When she first started it was hard on both of us. She spent some one-on-one time the first week or so at the front office with the office staff. She still ends up there sometimes when her teacher isn't there. I had to get used to the way things were run at the school. They have other babies so they can't stay on your child's schedule like I went in thinking they were going to do. However, the schedule they set for my daughter was very similar to the way I did things at home and my daughter adapted very well. As I got more familiar with her teacher and the way things were done at the school I was much more comfortable as was my daughter. I love the staff and my daughter's teachers. They do a great job with her. She's been there 15 months now and she does very well.

Stephanie - posted on 07/16/2009

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My fiance and I had opposite class and work schedules, so our son stayed home with us for quite awhile. Dropping him off at daycare the first day was horrible for me. I was crying before I left the room. Now he's 2 and everything is fine. He gets to play with so many kids (even has a "girlfriend"). They have fun themes each week. This week is camping and they put up tents for the kids to play in. I think taking him to daycare was a great decision. We love the place and he does too.

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