Did you notice a difference in your child's behavior after they started daycare?
I know my son very well. I kept him home for his first year but now that he's 12 months both my husband and I have exhausted our leave and we have had to put him in daycare. To me he's my baby but technically he's a toddler so the daycare placed him in the toddlers room. The first week we put him in for half days only and each day that he came home he seemed hyper at first then he would calm down. What bothered me was that for that first hour he wouldn't look me in the eyes unless I really tried to get his attention. Once he settled down he would play and interact like I know him to. He was clingy the first week which I expected and I made sure to focus on him and give him my full and undivided attention while at home. This week he was in the class full time and he seems a little calmer but I'm still concerned. Of course I read all the notes the teachers gives and I look at all the pictures they send in hopes of getting a glimmer of what is going on during the day. I notice that my full of life happy son isn't smiling in any of the pictures they send me. I plan on heading to the daycare during my lunch hour every day next week to see what's going on and get a feel for what they are doing with my son and how he is adjusting. Did you notice a change in your child's behavior when they started daycare? If so what changed? How long did it take for your child to fully adjust? How long did it take you to fully adjust? .