"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: 04-17-2003
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 5:19pm
She was in the childcare for 1.5 hours, so being in the car seat
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Registered: 05-06-2007
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 5:22pm

Are you sure they didn't hold her at all?

And even if they didn't, why is 1 1/2 hours too long to leave a 6 month old stationary if they're content?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 5:39pm

I have no idea why people get their babies good and used to them being home and THEN pull the rug out from under them.

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 6:11pm
Have you looked into nanny sharing. I know a lot of people do that here. I did it when

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 6:27pm
Hmm, never heard of nanny sharing. I'll look into it! Thanks!
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Registered: 04-17-2003
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 7:33pm
I said in my post they held her when they fed and changed
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Registered: 05-06-2007
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 8:00pm

So, no one was speaking or interacting with her at all? How can you be sure?

Perhaps the situation was not as negative as you believe it to be. Do you know how long your daughter was held for feedings and changing?

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 8:08pm

I said in my post they held her when they fed and changed

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Registered: 04-17-2003
Sat, 02-16-2008 - 8:13pm
I never said it was really negative. I just want her held more. She usually takes about 15min to eat. I checked her a few times and her carseat was in the corner and no one was really playing with her. When I went to get her she was starting to cry.
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sun, 02-17-2008 - 10:23am

And maybe not. Dylan can still drive me crazy because at age 10, he still likes to cuddle and be touching me. I'm so not a cuddler, touchy/feelly mom. In that respect Erica was easier. She didn't like being held or touched. Daycare was a God send because I didn't have to hold Dylan all the time; the closeness was spread around to more people. Some kids just have to have that closeness and some are the opposite.

Chris

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