Tips For Sending Your Child To Daycare

Sending your child to daycare for no matter how long, can be a difficult thing to do for the first time. You’ve spent all this one on one time with your child, and now that might be changing. Daycare can be really helpful for those parents who can’t stay at home and perhaps need to start transitioning their child into a social environment with other children. Here are some tips for sending your child to daycare.

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Have Them Take A Home Comfort

A home comfort is something we carry with us when we’ve maybe had to go away, whether it’s staying somewhere, that’s not your home like a hospital or a trip away for work. Home comforts remind you of home and can help bring some comfort to how you’re feeling. The same thing can work for your child when it comes to sending them to daycare. It’s a new experience that they’re likely going to either find it difficult to adapt to or a walk in the park. Whatever way they go, having them take a home comfort like a soft toy can be really handy for them to feel at ease and for you to feel at ease too!

 

Do Your Research

Research is needed when it comes to daycares because there’s likely going to be a mixture available in your local area. Some are going to good and others, perhaps not so good. It’s important you find one for your child that’s going to be beneficial for them, and most of all, you’ll be able to trust those individuals to look after your child while you’re at home or at work. Take a look at what each daycare offers your child in terms of the daily routine and an opportunity to socialize or learn. 

 

Remember It’s Helping Them Grow

Saying goodbye to your child, even if it’s just for an hour or two, can be so hard when you’ve never left their side since they came into your life. Therefore, sending them to daycare is not easy. One thing to remember is that by sending them to daycare, it does help them grow. They are interacting with other children, other individuals, and they might be learning something, even if it’s through play. By getting them into this environment, it can definitely help improve their development.

 

Try It Gradually

Daycare doesn’t need to be for hours on end, and you can tailor it to how many hours you need and want. It’s always best to ease them in gradually as this can be something that not every child will adapt to as easily as the other. Find what works for your child and for you and find that happy medium. This can be something you can ease yourself in until they’re happier to stay longer or if you need to increase the hours or days that they spend in daycare.

 

Daycare can help your child adapt to new settings, and it can be a stepping stone before they go to school.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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