It’s hard to believe that six weeks ago, your precious angel was still cozy in its mother’s belly. The past month has been a roller coaster of emotions–both high and low–as well as adjusting to a new needy person in your life. There has been plenty to treasure, and plenty to look forward to.
Whether you’re ready or not, it’s time to get back to work. Some parents are ready to hand off their child and clock back in. Others have a much harder time being away from their little one–and perhaps, their baby has a hard time, too. How can you both prepare to be separated during the day? Here are a few tips.
Every baby is different. Some babies won’t be bothered by the change in their routine, while others may be upset at first. Some ways to help a baby transition include:
- Use the same soother. For instance, use the same soft blanket, pacifier, or snuggie when calming your baby, and then bring those to daycare.
- Be consistent with the baby’s food. If the baby is breastfed, don’t send formula to daycare. If the baby has formula, don’t change brands.
If you’re nervous about leaving your baby, here are some ways to calm your nerves and prepare for the transition.
- It’s okay to be sad, but sadness won’t last forever. Transitions are hard, but there is stability and joy on the other side of transition.
- Spend a few hours away from your baby before they start daycare.
- Asks questions and share your routine with the nursery worker.
Our nursery teachers are fantastic! They will help you feel comfortable leaving your child and will provide the best care while you are away.
If you’re looking to give your child a head start in school, contact Children’s Academy Childcare and Preschool today!