settling in at childminders
Sep 13, 2010 6:14AM
Those of you that use a minder for your LO's, what sort of settling period did you have? How did you manage it?
Sep 13, 2010 4:28AM
i started my son at a childminders when he was 6 months old (i was supposed to be going back to work when he was 7-8 months old, but it didnt end up happening) he was very clingy and i thought i better get him started sooner rather than later. it started that he would just go to her twice a week for an hour, this went on for a week or two, then started a couple of hours twice a week. to be honest it took him a while to settle, id say about 3 months, i mean from about 3 months he is absolutly fine with her, somthimes cries a little when i leave but only for about half a minute then he is fine. but the first 3 months were hard, she said he cried pretty much the whole time for a week or two, then for the next couple of months he would cry but if she held him he was ok. i wanted lo to go to a minder as he wouldnt go to anyone except me, oh and my mum, and i thought it would do him good, and its been brilliant, now he is settled in he will go to other people more and enjoyed being with the minder!
Sep 13, 2010 6:14AM
Toby did 28 hours settling in. This consisted of a few 2 hr sessions a few 3 hour sessions - he has done 2 6 hour sessions and has a full day next tuesday.
He will go to the child minder 8-6 on a tuesday and 12-6 on a friday - we will most prob have to increase this but at the moment we wil manage on this.
Hope it all goes well - i muich [referred childminder to nursery - the price is really no different but they are much more flexible and he is in a home instead of somewhere with strip lighting!
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
Apr 5, 2019 8:44AM
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