Transitioning your child to daycare is one of the most nerve-wracking events in the life of a new working mom. The swell of thoughts and emotions you’ll go through is inevitable. However, it isn’t something that you can’t deal with it. Here are a few tips that can help you and your child’s transition go more smoothly:
Use a transition week schedule to ease you and your child into the experience
It doesn’t matter what type of daycare arrangement you will be using, be sure to ask for an official “transition week” where the amount of time in daycare increases as the week goes on. For instance, Monday, 9-11, Tuesday, 9-12:30, Wednesday, 9-1, respectively. And, it is great if you’re able to do the transition week the week before you start back to work. You’ll get time to shop for some non-maternity work clothes, meet up with friends and more.
Don’t linger! A last big hug and kiss are enough
It is mandatory not to linger at the drop-off, even on the first day. One hug and a kiss are enough. It is better for the child not to have an extended goodbye, and not to set up an expectation that you’ll be present always, even from the beginning.
Plan for extra cuddle time
Whether it was for a few hours or the whole day, chances are, you’ll both be extremely happy to see each at the end of each day apart. So, why not plan for extra cuddle time? At least for a few days, forget laundry, cook some good food, and spend some serious time together after work in your favorite snuggle spot.
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