"Too young for daycare"?

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Registered: 04-22-2005
"Too young for daycare"?
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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 10:12pm

I was considering going to work full time starting in the fall, and when I told my mother she said that 1 year old is too young for Joe to be suddenly thrust into full time daycare. When I think of the combination of how his separation anxiety will be at its peak and the fact that he's never been in daycare, I agree that for him, under his circumstances, it might be much less of a shock if I wait until he's 2 years old (of course by then I might be having my next child and the whole thing will start over again, LOL).

But anyway, "too young for full-time daycare"? What do you consider to be too young for full-time daycare? I've always had the "6 weeks, then back to work" American expectation in my head, so this is actually a new thought for me.

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Registered: 01-23-2008
Thu, 02-14-2008 - 5:50pm

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Registered: 02-06-2008
Thu, 02-14-2008 - 9:03pm

My son entered daycare at about 16 mos old and adjusted just fine. No problems. They are all going to have that I don't want to leave mommy mentality about them but nine times out of ten once your out the door for 5 minutes it's mommy who.


Three year olds even more so. My son is four and there are days the daycare worker has to pry him off of me and there are days that he walks in there and I have to find him to get my goodbye kiss from him...he will tell me you go to work I'm busy (he's so cute)


I think 12mos is just fine kids adapt to situations very well

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Thu, 02-14-2008 - 11:33pm

Most three year olds that have been at home with mom do separate fairly easily. They are speaking in full sentences and really desire to play with other kids. Most are past the parallel play you see in one and two year olds. My three year old loves pre school - looks forward to it every day she goes

 

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:36am

Actually, the problem isn't his age.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:39am

"I"m pretty sure that kid is scarred for life from the trauma."


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:41am

don't let the harsh response make you feel bad

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:42am
Eh, that's just silly.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:44am

"Eventually, she adjusted but I"m pretty sure that kid is scarred for life from the trauma"


 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:48am
Oh please! The vast majority of kids around here start dc at 1-2 years old. The vast majority of those make a very smooth adjustment within a week or so, without lots of crying and drama. Babies and children are remarkably flexible, as long as they are well-cared for. Good grief!
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:49am
Despite abandoning my daughter at year to go to work full time, she doesn't seem too traumatized.
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