DS , 14 month old ,is about to start family daycare from Monday. We went to the lady's house two weeks ago for about an hour and really loved her. Unfortunately she only got one day available at the moment but she said if any vacancies come up in the future, we will be her priority. We loved her and the location is great considering it is walking distance from where we live since I dont drive. I know one day a week would't be great to help DS settle in, but hopefully she will have other days coming up. DS has never been with others other than me and dad as we are new to this city with no family and friends. I am not sure how he will cope with new carer and new environment. I talked to the lady last time if I could stay with DS for few hours at the beginning, she suggested staying for one hour or so and leave so that he can get used to it. Her minimum hour per day is 7 hours. Dh says I should let DS stay there for 7 hours, because it will be only for one day. My thought was to stay with him for one hour and see how it goes and leave him by himself for 2 hour or so because it is his first day. Now I dont know what to do, I feel really nervous and feeling like it will traumatize DS. How should I arrange the first day? any ideas please? would he settle in there? Another problem here is I always feed him to sleep, the lady said she will pat to sleep but I cant see it will work on my DS, will he sleep for her?