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Daycare and playing strange I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10431 posts
27th Jul

So since I'm going back to school, DD's going to need to go to daycare.



My situation: she hates everyone. she doesn't let anyone hold her, she doesn't let anyone look at her. She'll SCREAM until she's back in my arms. I mean freak the fack out lol.



What do I do? What will they do? I know she'll probably eventually get used to it....... but its going to kill me knowing she's crying her eyes out at daycare all day while I'm at school..

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
27th Jul
Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:" So since I'm going back to school, DD's going to need to go to daycare. My situation: she hates everyone. ... [snip!] ... get used to it....... but its going to kill me knowing she's crying her eyes out at daycare all day while I'm at school.."

she may like it (how old is she?) with the activities they have she may see them and want to join in. They are pros and know how to handle (well at LEAST they SHOULD) someone who is attached to the parents. I am sure she's not the first and she wont be the last. Best thing you can do is take her before you start work, stay there with her and the slowly but surely leave at times while she's playing. Engage her with the activities to show it's fun.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10431 posts
27th Jul
Quoting Amanda Contento:" she may like it (how old is she?) with the activities they have she may see them and want to join in. ... [snip!] ... there with her and the slowly but surely leave at times while she's playing. Engage her with the activities to show it's fun."


She's only 3.5 months old. :(

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
27th Jul

How old is she? It may take a little bit of time but she will eventually get use to it. I work with 2 year old so whenever we get a new child that is having a rough drop off I try to explore the room with the child to find something that he/she may like so the parents can sneak out of the room and even if they eventually notice they don't stay upset for long. It's just a matter of finding something they are interested in to get their attention focused onto something else.

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
27th Jul
Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:" She's only 3.5 months old. :("


she will get over it then. Just have a baby sitter then come and take care of her while you run a quick 30 minute errand and then next time make it 1 hr. She needs to get used to other people and see they are ok and will take care of her and not harm her.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10431 posts
27th Jul
Quoting Amanda Contento:" she will get over it then. Just have a baby sitter then come and take care of her while you run a quick ... [snip!] ... next time make it 1 hr. She needs to get used to other people and see they are ok and will take care of her and not harm her."


I don't have anyone to babysit for me, damnit

marrmayy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Ontario 3240 posts
28th Jul
Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:" So since I'm going back to school, DD's going to need to go to daycare. My situation: she hates everyone. ... [snip!] ... get used to it....... but its going to kill me knowing she's crying her eyes out at daycare all day while I'm at school.."


Honestly, the infant ratio is 3-1. So, chances are she will be getting A LOT of one on one time with her teachers. I know at my centre we have 3 infant teachers, and we try hard not to have to bring in new teachers that the children are familiar with. I maybe hard at first but it will get better and if it doesnt, than you may have to find a different centre that best fits her needs. Let's face it, sometimes we just dont like people for no reason at all, and I am sure children feel the same way.




A lot of people will tell you she will get used to it, but given the up bringing of the child and lifestyle of the family a centre that i may think is wonderful may not be a good match for your family. KWIM?