Monday, April 22, 2013

Frustration with Daycare!

My little Sidekick has always been a scheduled baby.  He thrives on it.  It makes both of us happy. For some reason, he does his own thing at daycare, and I don't know if it's because his teachers don't enforce his schedule or if he really just doesn't sleep as well. Honestly, I think it's a combination of both.

Today I picked him up a little earlier than normal because it was a beautiful day, and I wanted to go running with him in my new BOB. I fully expected him to be playing on the floor with his friends; instead, he was sleeping at almost 4:00 (not normal)!  Needless to say, I was pissed.  I had to wake him up and he was so upset.  He screamed on our way out the building, he screamed most of the car ride to the park, and he screamed/cried when I got him in the BOB.  I clearly didn't have my baby with me and whoever he belonged to, I wanted to give him back. 

Instead of putting him down at 1:30, they gave him a bottle at 1:45.  WTH?!?  He had eaten lunch at 11:30, so he was fine.  The bottle should have been after nap.  Ugh!  I realize there are seven other kids in his class and that his teachers are doing their best, but he is not needy and goes to sleep on his own without a problem.  Put him in his crib and walk away.  If his "window" is missed, he's a mess.  They miss his window all the time.

I'm frustrated and a little pissed that his teachers are kind of doing their own thing, and I don't know what to do about tit.  What they are doing (or not doing) with my little sidekick is not working for anyone.  I'm going to have to have a talk with them tomorrow, and since I am meeting with my manager first thing in the morning, it's not a day to have to deal with this, but this Momma Bear needs to protect her little cub and enforce his schedule.

Being a working momma with a baby in daycare can be hard when things are being done the way I do them.  They keep him alive and that's the most important thing, but I expect more than that.  : )

1 comment:

  1. This really highlights the importance of finding a good childcare facility. When you're stressed out with work, the last thing you want to worry about is if your baby's doing fine after dropping him off at a place that will supposedly take great care of him. And picking up a child throwing a huge tantrum because of a bad day is definitely not a good way to cap off.