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post #1 of 13 Old 03-27-2013, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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nervous about daycare

so my daughter chloe (2) will be going into daycare 2 days a week. Im nervous about her going. I just started working and her daddys going back to work plus school at night. Has anybody ele experianced this?
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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Hey you don't have to pick them up till 6pm, enjoy your nap time!
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-27-2013, 12:40 PM
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It's always nerve-wracking to leave them for the first time.

I have daycare kids here (mine are napping right now) and they LOVE to come stay with me. My only rule is that you do not send your kids in clothing that you actually like and send lots of extras because if there's a mud puddle we WILL play in it, snowball fights are great fun (no throwing at people but goats are good targets...), paint, glitter, glue, homemade volcanoes, dying eggs, making crafts, collecting eggs, holding chickens, visiting the piggies, rides on the tiny, slow electric 4wheeler (it's tot-sized)...

I never return clean kids (well I kinda wash or hose them off so they aren't *too* bad) but I do return very happy, tired kids. Parents love it, I text them pictures of what their kids are doing during the day so when they have time they can check their messages and see what they are up to.
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It's always nerve-wracking to leave them for the first time.

I have daycare kids here (mine are napping right now) and they LOVE to come stay with me. My only rule is that you do not send your kids in clothing that you actually like and send lots of extras because if there's a mud puddle we WILL play in it, snowball fights are great fun (no throwing at people but goats are good targets...), paint, glitter, glue, homemade volcanoes, dying eggs, making crafts, collecting eggs, holding chickens, visiting the piggies, rides on the tiny, slow electric 4wheeler (it's tot-sized)...

I never return clean kids (well I kinda wash or hose them off so they aren't *too* bad) but I do return very happy, tired kids. Parents love it, I text them pictures of what their kids are doing during the day so when they have time they can check their messages and see what they are up to.
Bahahahaha! Goats make good targets!!!!!!
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What are you nervous about? Something specific or are you suffering from separation anxiety? :)
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Bahahahaha! Goats make good targets!!!!!!
It's not that I find our 2 Niegerian Dwarf goats REALLY annoying or anything.... Besides.. they don't howl when you bean them with a snowball like other kids do!
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You'll be just fine. I was eager to get out and back to work, that I went back when DS was 6 weeks old and I was cleared to drive after my section. A few days talking to adults and having proper conversations is fantastic for your own mental state :)

I'm sure we all felt anxious on the first day, but it will become second nature. If the child is upset don't hang about, get on with things because more often then not they will settle once Mommy is gone (out of sight, out of mind). My kids threw wobblers the first day, when I'd go to collect them they were having so much fun they didnt want to come home :)

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I didn't send mine to a daycare, he has a babysitter that he's had for the past 9 years. I had a really hard time leaving him and I actually still sometimes can't wait to go home and grab the munchkin.

It's perfectly normal to feel that way. Daycare is really good for kids these days, they'll get all their cooties early on and it will help build immunities, they mature quicker because they are around other kids and they learn how to communicate well.

In the beginning it will be hard but as time go's by, you'll see it's a great thing...

Good luck!

PS - I would suggest doing it on a Wed. Or a Thurs. So it's a short week for you, it will make it easier for you to not have to go through an entire week of it...

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were planning on sending her fridays,saturdays and mondays. I've been a stay at home mom since she was born but now I work and her daddys going to be a CDL driver. Im just nervous because im handing her off to somebody not me.
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I'm sorry, I must be really blind to this stuff - but what about "handing her off to somebody else" makes you nervous? If its a real daycare, the staff should be qualified and screened, right? They should have protocols in place on when to call the parents, how to handle specific situations, health concerns, meal time, nap time. Be clear on what you expect from the service and ask them if they will meet those expectations. If not, see what other options are out there.
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