Posted in Child Care, Toddlers

When is the right time to start leaving my baby in a daycare. She is currently 15 months.

  • Laura
    Dec 11

    There's no one right time for everyone. But if your question is will my 15 month old be okay in daycare, the answer is yes, as long as it's a quality daycare. Look online to see if they have any violations on their record and talk to other parents who already send their kids there. My two-year old has been in daycare since 6 months and it's great. She loves it there, learns a ton, and has friends!

  • Kieli
    Dec 11

    I agree with Laura, if you can try and sit in with them for a day and see how the other children/ staff interact with your child

  • Edith
    Dec 11

    She used to go to a daycare in carlsbad for 2 week but she cried the whole 6 hours she has there and did eat at all.. that why i stop taking her.. They say she will get used to it but it broke my heart to see her cry

  • Julie
    Dec 11

    I started my daughter in daycare at 12 weeks old which was definitely too early in hindsight, BUT now she’s 16 months old and she truly loves daycare. She’s really loved it there a lot since she was around 10 months old. The key is the teachers. They will make it or break it for you. My suggestion is to go to the daycare and meet the teachers and sit and observe them while they are working. My daughters first room had one amazing teacher and one blah teacher. Every transition since then has been only amazing teachers. They really truly make all the difference.

  • B
    Dec 11

    I think the transition when they are older is much harder. If you can send for a few hours a day at first to ease her in and give the teachers a chance to get to know her. But my daughter has been in daycare since 4 months and after a few weeks has loved it. She literally runs away from me without a look most days. Her teachers are amazing.

  • Elena
    Dec 12

    My son is currently 18 months and I still have him at home I'm not comfortable sending him to day care if hes can't be verbal and tell him if hes sont happy or mistreated. But if you have to then you best bet is to use a part time daycare wher you can keep her for a couple of hours 2 -3 times a week and add time and day as she get comfortable.its time consuming but you childs need come first if she is miserable there she is going to have a hard time with school when the time comes. Patience is key and understanding her frustration. Make it a fun thing not a bad one

  • Kayla
    Dec 12

    when hes able to point and tell

  • Edith
    Dec 12

    Thank you for all your feedbacks i will consider all of them ❤️

  • Brianne
    Dec 12

    Babies are stubborn! You’ve got to outlast them if you want things to go your way. And her being 15 months may make it harder than before. Maybe ask the daycare before she starts if you can ween her off of you. Like spend the first day with her there but let the teachers do everything. then the next day sneak out during a nap and then come back. then continue lengthening the time you’re gone until you’re just dropping her off and picking her up. My son started at 7 weeks old and he loves it, so personally I don’t think anything earlier than 6 weeks is too early.

  • Monda
    Dec 12

    I know babies that went to day care since they are weeks old. There is a lot of single working moms that have no one to watch their kids! And to be completely honest my opinion is you do what you feel like your gut is telling you to do. I been dying to go back to work but I can’t get myself to leave my son!! It kills me to know that soon enough he will be going to school and I won’t ever get this quality time back with him. Just FYI I am not saying this to sound like a great mom or I have it all figured it or moms that send their kids to day care are bad moms. This is just an honest opinion and I give praise to every mom there is out there no matter what there choice is