Will my 2month old daughter's childcare provider help with getting us on a sleeping and feeding

Nori - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am going back to work full time in 2 weeks and at that time my daughter will be 2 months old. I have recently been trying to get her to self soothe herself in the swing and bouncy seat as she LOVES to be held all the time especially to get her to fall asleep. Since I will be working 40 hours a week, does anyone have any experience with their childcare provider (she is going to Treasure House in Newport, Ky) helping to get theit child on a schedule with feeding, naps and self soothing? I would imagine they would help seeing as my husband and I will only be with her at nights and on the weekends... Also, I am so worried she isn't going to be able to fall asleep on her own in her crib, She and I are still sleeping downstairs, her in the pack n play... but, seeing as she will have her own crib at the center, I would think she would get used to being in a crib.

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Jessica - posted on 02/27/2009

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My son has been in daycare since 6-weeks, he's now 4-months. He and the daycare teachers have gotten him on a really good schedule. He eats at basically the same times every day, they let him nap when he's tired but it usually is around the same times too.



At my daycare they have 4 infants to one teacher, so they can't hold him all the time, if he is being fussy and they need to take care of one of the other kids they will put him in the swing, bouncy chair or boppy and if he falls asleep in there they just leave him to nap where he falls asleep. If the teachers can tell that your daughter is really sleepy and just needs to be rocked to sleep they will do what needs to be done, like calling in another teacher or something, so that they can rock the baby to sleep.



I always worry that he will be extra fussy on Monday's after we have been able to hold him whenever and pay extra attention to him all the time. But as time goes on he has gotten better and better with this.



Good luck with the transition of going back to work!

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Lori - posted on 03/01/2009

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Hi Nori! I am a child care professional and I have to say that if the daycare truly cares about children and their families, then they will be more than willing to work with you on what you deem is best for your child. It will not only make your life at home easier when transitioning with your child from one thing to another, but it will also help them and the many children they serve. My suggestion is to keep an open line of communication with the Director and staff in your child's classroom to make sure all yours and your babies needs are being met. Hope this helps :)

Nori - posted on 02/27/2009

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thanks ladies! This helps and makes me feel a lot better! They do take notes of what your child does everyday so you know when you pick them up. And i can't remember the ratio.. but i am going to tell them to try and not hold her all the time b/c we need to ween her of this! 

Sara - posted on 02/27/2009

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I have never had my son in child care but have worked in centers for years now. The childcare provider will do all the can to keep her on a schedule. I dont know how many children that this center has in the infant room but from my experience she might come home even more spoiled to being held then she is now.

Jen - posted on 02/26/2009

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Your child's teacher will definetely put her on a schedule. I already had my daughter on a schedule before she started at 4 months, but I had to get her used to taking naps in the pack-n-play and not in the swing like she was accostumed to. Most day care teachers will have certain times that they like to feed the babies and change them. I know my daughter's teacher would change the babies in the order that they arrived. She also kept a notebook of each baby's typical schedule for when she wasn't there. With infants they usually let them sleep when they want instead of putting them down at a certain time. Your daughter will get used to it pretty quickly. It will take some time though. She'll want to be held a lot in the beginning but the teacher will know how to deal with it and help her get used to her new surroundings. Good luck.

So - posted on 02/26/2009

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Since you have two weeks left until you go back to work, i would try to set her schedule now as much as you can. Try to get her used to sleeping in the crib at the same time every night. You can try giving her a bath and a bottle a little bit before bed to get her tired and hopefully she'll fall asleep and sleep through the night. Also, if she doesn't already, try to get her on a napping schedule (same time every day). The daycare provider should help with the schedule during the day, but try to set the night schedule before she does go to daycare to make the transition easier on both you and your husband.

Kristine - posted on 02/26/2009

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I put my baby into day care at 11 weeks when I went back to work. Up to that point she had not been sleeping through the night and I had a hard time getting her to sleep in her crib. Once she started at the day care, she was so active all day that she easily fell asleep at night and even slept 10 hours straight! Her eating became very regulated and the day care providers have also helped me determine when it was time to bring jar food & cereal in to supplement her bottles (I am a first time mom). My baby is doing very well at the day care and aside from the first couple days - which were tough for me after being home with her for so long - it is pretty easy for me as well.

Brenda - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hello Nori Muro! As it happens I am a ChildCare Provider and have been for 29 years. In my experience the provider is a huge part of keeping Baby on a schdule so parent know what the baby needs when he/she goes home. I have always been a person that believes that a babies schedule is very important and keeps the baby happier. I hope I helped you. Let me know if there is anything you would like to know.

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