FTM seeking daycare with a couple of concerns
I’m a FTM to a wonderful 22 mo son. I’m interested in child care to promote more sociability (for him and myself lol) a few days a week. He interacts well with people in general, all the normal milestones regarding attachments. He goes to our church’s child care facility during services and we’ve used a YMCA onsite child care facility in the past (where his usual caregivers are out of sight). Many outings to parks and children’s museums. However, those are short periods of time with other children with minimal instruction scenarios from “strangers”. My concerns are Mainly his eating habits. He has aversions to certain food textures shapes and or colors. At this point I have zero clue what the issue really is beyond being simply an insanely picky eater. Everything physically checks out as normal. I’ve been offering fruit and veggies in all possible forms since he started solid food. To no avail. It’s almost like he hates sweet things! I sneak and supplement nutrients in foods he does enjoy with crafty ways and he’s growing just fine. Also, I have tried and tried with every style transition cup and sippy on the market and he refuses to use anything other than his bottle. I worry about the transition into daycare with these habits I’m trying to break. On one side, it might be exactly what he needs and beneficial to my cause to have aid in this area. On the other hand I worry he won’t eat all day and that is very stress provoking. These questions are silly but do parents provide the snacks and meals for their own toddlers? Just to supplement what they serve at first? And in daycare do they allow kids to use their own method of drinking? How does any of that work?!? 😂😭 Please advise with tips to expand his eating/drinking habits and how to make the transition into childcare easier on the both of us. Thanks so much!!!