Once again Im turning to you all for your valuable advice.
Im a parent of a toddler. We both work. Our child was with a nanny till recently.
She left suddenly and we had to put him in a creche.
He is learning new things but is having little trouble settling in..
he is eating ok and sleeping less.. at home he sleeps for 2-2.5 hours
and in creche only 1 hours.. so when one of us brings him home, he is tired and sleepy and hungry..
Im sure many of you have been through this.. how did you tackle?
what did you do?
I talked to few friends personally.. they have support of some or the other family member.
Some are not as sensitive as me probably. They dont get the point.
I, however, sometimes find it difficult to concentrate on work..
I cannot help thinking to be at home with him.. till he is 4/5 years old.
And on other hand Im not sure where this can end.. that time I will have some other restrictions.
Any help is welcome
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You need to confirm the child is getting less sleep because of the shift from Nanny to creche. There could be other reasons too. Like Ben said, the excitement of having lots of other kids to interact and play with could be one of the reasons. Are you in India? Is it hot where you are? I am suffering from temperatures as high as 40C. It is not exactly easy to fall asleep in this weather. The heat saps your energy and you feel tired.
Does the creche have a policy of "sleep hours" for small children in the afternoon? Or are they allowed to do as they wish. When our daughter was around this age, we too had enrolled her in a creche. They used to forbid all toys during siesta hours. All the curtains were drawn, kids made to lie down and soft music played on the speakers. Naturally the children tended to doze or at least relax.
It might be a good idea to talk to the teachers at the creche. Having seen good many children, they are usually right in judging if the child is getting proper relaxation.
And yes, stop worrying.