When it comes to leaving the baby at the daycare center, it doesn’t end up being easy for parents, leaving our little ones with third parties ends up being a very big concern, even if they are the first, second or third trip parents.
Leaving our baby still on his lap, so helpless and without knowing how to express himself in the care of teachers and staff, ends up being a somewhat challenging experience. A real chill in the belly and a lot of anxiety, in addition to extensive concern is inevitable, but it is part of the busy life of mothers of modern times.
The start of the baby at the daycare center brings profound changes in the routine of the whole family. If the baby was being taken care of by the mother on maternity leave, she will have to adapt to the new daycare routine chosen by the parents. Therefore, it is natural for the baby to cry in the first weeks until it adapts with the new care and the new caregivers.
The idea of putting the baby in the nursery school sounds a little scary for any parent, regardless of the family’s need. But it really is the only option that many parents have to be able to return to their activities, without affecting the financial life of the family.
Leave With Family Members or Day Care?
When you have the option of leaving work to take care of the baby or even counting on the help of family members such as grandparents, leaving the baby in the nursery is the last option on the list. After all, it is much better to leave with people you trust and who will have a unique care for your baby, than in a place even if it is appropriate for that and that you will have to share attention with other babies.
Fear of how the baby at the day care center will be treated is inevitable, even if the location is carefully chosen. But a very important factor for this moment is that the parents demonstrate total security for the baby.
Parents’ insecurity, especially when leaving the baby at the daycare center, can put tension and cause great discomfort at each entry, every day. The baby should feel safe , especially if he is a little bigger, and be sure that the dads will be back in a few hours to pick him up.
Usually the first few days can be difficult, with a lot of crying and tension or the dads can also be surprised. At these times it is necessary to count on the help of good professionals who distract the baby at the time of entry and still provide security for the parents to leave quietly.
How to Choose the Best Nursery
Now when it comes to choosing the best day care center it is even more difficult. It is recommended that parents know the daycare centers in the region , always asking for indications from acquaintances and always researching the functioning of each one of them, as well as the appropriate areas of the place. Let’s list some items that are fundamental to the decision and choosing the best daycare center:
The hygiene of the place is one of the fundamental points and must be thoroughly evaluated in each visit. Each space in the school should be analyzed mainly the areas where food is prepared and food is prepared. The place where babies sleep and their hygiene is done must also be impeccable to offer the necessary care to babies.
Space is another fundamental thing that must be evaluated, such as the appropriate place for babies’ leisure. Every day care center should have an area reserved for activities and stimulating the development of babies, always aiming at the safety and care of the little ones.
Number of Qualified Employees
Taking care of babies and children is a sizeless responsibility and to be ahead of care in a daycare even more. That is why it is necessary to take care of trained professionals who do not have too many babies to take care of at the same time, ensuring the proper care of the baby from hygiene, safety to food. Verifying how many caregivers look after the babies is essential to ensure and demand good care.
Third Party Referrals
Referrals from friends and acquaintances is indispensable! The ideal is to ask for directions to acquaintances who have babies , obviously the choice will depend on your perception and your instincts, and the location that will suit what you are looking for for your baby. But knowing that a place is well indicated is already a big step towards finding the best daycare center.
A good daycare center will not only have the function of staying with your baby while you are at work. It is necessary to have a routine to meet the baby’s physical and emotional needs, ensuring safety, care with food, health and hygiene.
We must also not forget the question of parents’ needs. It is always necessary to check the availability and opening hours of the day care center and to check the adequacy of the parents’ working hours.
Some daycare centers offer longer hours, ensuring that dads, even those who work the furthest away, will be able to arrive on time to pick up their baby. Others, however, work with leaner schedules and strictly follow a single departure time.
Nursery safety is another key point in deciding the best daycare center. Have a location with security cameras and even strict control of entry and exit of babies, as well as control in the transition of third parties on the site.
Environments with stairs, windows with easy access for curious babies, as well as easily accessible external walls and gates that remain open. Everything must be analyzed to offer security to the baby and tranquility to the parents.
Some daycare centers even offer the camera service for parents to follow the baby’s routine through websites or cell phone apps. Ensuring that the baby can be seen at any time of the day and how they are being treated.
Food is another important factor when choosing a daycare center. Babies who are still breastfeeding should strictly adhere to the age-appropriate milk recommendations, as well as feeding times.
For older adults who are starting solid foods, ensuring adequate and healthy food is also essential. Usually daycare centers and schools have the support of nutritionists who make the babies’ healthy menu.
These menus are passed on weekly to the parents, with the information of each food provided to the baby. Babies who suffer from some type of allergy, deserve special care and nutrition and that is why it is necessary to inform the daycare center, always with the medical report
There are several concerns that parents should have at this time of choice and decision to leave the baby at the daycare center. But guaranteeing good care, a safe environment and professionals who, besides taking care of the baby, still update all the necessary information daily for parents will bring comfort for everyone.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.