LO hates nursery :(
well, after talking myself into being ok about LO going to nursery at 8.5 months (its only 1-2 four hour sessions a week, being cared for by my mum for the rest of those days) i feel like the worst has happened - he doesnt seem to like it. When mum drops him off he's crying and clingy, and despite being a good eater his report always says he hasnt really eaten. This morning he screamed as soon as mum took him through the door - as if he knew she would leave him, she feels upset that he thinks she's abandoning him and i feel so sad im not there at all!
I think one of the main problems is he gets there about 0900 and normally id be breast feeding him at this time and putting him down in his cot for an hour to an hour and a half. At nursery he sometimes has a bottle (sometimes rejects it) the ladies are very good at rocking him off but as its noisy he'll only have half an hours sleep.
The women insist hes fine once he's slept but mum said she'd never seen him so distressed this morning.
I think its a bad time for him to be left without the people closest to him, plus the lady he has bonded with in the room was on holiday today
my mum wanted nursery to figure in his day to break the day up for her, and so there was always a plan B as my sister is due in september and mum might need to help out there. He is going again on wed and ive rung them and changed it to afternoon instead. Im hoping if he's had his good morning sleep and his lunch with mum he'll be happier to go after and have a play. he often only needs 30 mins or so sleep in the afternoon and then i can pick him up on my way home from work - i never see him in the nursery setting so its hard for me to judge and it will be nice to pick him up.
What id love is to not bother with nursery while he's so young, but i dont have that option, and ive found a rare nursery that will change with my changing working days so i dont think another nursery or childminder would be an option either. To be fair lo has only gone 4 times and i had a week off with him which made today harder for him i think.
If any of you ladies have any tips on what else i could do please let me know.
On the plus side apparantly he loved painting this afternoon and made his daddy a lovely card for father's day - his first masterpiece!
Just feel a bit wobbly about it all - when i rang the nursery to change they were very insistent he was fine, but im sure they wont actually tell you your child hates it! x