How long has your son been in daycare? It took my son over 6 weeks to adjust and be comfortable enough to be himself again. I started putting him in daycare at 2.5 years old. Before that he was mostly with his grandparents who spoiled the heck out of him. So not only was he no longer getting one on one attention, he also had to adjust to a new schedule (wake up at 6:30AM instead of 9AM), new types of food, being told what to do, getting sick more often… So it was definitely a huge adjustment and his behavior did change at home too for the first few weeks. Then he slowly got used to the schedule, then he got more comfortable, and he’s finally really enjoying it now. At first he wasn’t smiling in any pictures either (very unusual for him), but now he’s always smiling and having fun. Think of how life changing it must be for your baby. If you were moved to a new city where you didn’t know anyone, you might take a few weeks, maybe even months to adjust and be yourself again. If you really think in your gut that something is off at the daycare, then you definitely should drop in and see for yourself. If not, I agree with the other poster who said it’s going to be really hard on him to have you there and then leave again. I think it might be confusing and it’ll take longer for him to adjust. I hope your baby adjusts quickly, it was a very tough month for all of us when mine was going through that!
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