I'm going back to work within a week

Ika - posted on 10/03/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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soon my maternity leave will be over and I have to go back to work :((

I don't feel like leaving my son with with someone else but I don't have any choice . I asked my work for 1/2 day works but still no answer yet. I'm worried that either me or my son will not coping

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Sarah - posted on 10/03/2009

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my daughter started daycare at 10 weeks when i went back to work and she adjusted very well. i work at the same center so for me it wasn't a hard decision since i was just down the hall from her.

if you are going to start your child in daycare during their first year of life the best time developmentally is between 3-9 months because separation and stranger anxiety really sets in at about 9 months. but if you have been sending your child to be with the same 1 or 2 teachers for the 6 months before that happens, he will trust those teachers just as much as you.

My daughter loves her teacher and gives her a huge grin when i drop her off every morning and they are best friends all day, but as soon as i come in at the end of the day she is so happy to see mommy.

Kristy - posted on 10/03/2009

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all i can say is trust your gut feeling and do whatever you feel is ringht. I wenr back to work when my daughter was 7weeks old (i worked in childcare and i was in the room with her) but now i am working with people with disabilities and she goes to daycare one day a week and i honestly believe it is good fer her... she need that time away from me to socialise. Your son wont resent you for goint back to work and u may benefit from some time to yourself as well :)

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