"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: 07-18-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 3:23pm
So the ideal situation is to whisk them into

Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski 

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Registered: 04-17-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:14pm
I agree I've struggled using
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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:15pm

I don't know.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:21pm

On more than one occassion my child has been "the crier" -she can cry for DAYYSSSSS if she puts her mind to it -- and only this year really has grown out of it.

One of her friends was "the other crier" in kindergarten and her mom and I are forever bonded by being 'those horrible moms of the criers"

gooooood times. She got over it and I got over it thank god or we'd both be in the loony bin now.

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Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:21pm

Most of the issues were seen in the 6-18 month range with 9-15 months being particularly problematic.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:24pm

So?

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:26pm

Oh yeah, that's what I said, NOT.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 8:28pm
Interesting.
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:06pm

many of us who have used childcare when our children were little, have a much higher comfort level with it and use it with a much greater ease AND peace of mind.

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:10pm

i had an incident like that when I was interviewing dc providers (so long ago I almost forgot about it)...We met with a woman a few streets over -- highly recommended. We visited with her for about an hour-long interview. She never once asked if she could pick up the baby.

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