I have a 16 month old son whom I have stayed at home with since he was born. I do get out for playdates, to the park, to the mall to socialize him a bit, but he is with me, my husband or Grandma for the most part!
My husband feels we should put him in a daycare/preschool a few days a week to get him used to other kids and to help him learn things quicker. I am sick at the thought of this....I feel so protective of Thomas. I worry about other kids being mean to him, him getting sick, getting hurt, not eating, not having regular diaper changes, etc, etc, etc. The more I think about it, the sicker to my stomach I feel -- I really don't know if I can do this.
What do you Moms out there think? Did anyone else make this transition with their toddler? Where did you take your little one (what type of facility)? Any helpful hints?
Answer by persuasion91297 at 2:19 PM on Oct. 9, 2008
It may be a little young to start preschool, but at the same time your husband does have a point. Maybe as an in between thing, you could see if you local rec center has a toddler tumbling class or other similar activity. Then you could be on the side lines if anything serious does happen, but standing back so he can learn some stuff on his own. Or get a membership at a gym with a daycare. Then you are in the building and can go check on him every few minutes during your workout, or less often if you feel comfortable.And all of those things you worry about are normal, and are also bound to happen. But teaching him to interact with other kids will teach him how to handle it. And catching colds now will help build his immunity.
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