Ds1 started daycare at 18 months old. I worked full time and df was the sahp. He needed that 1 day to get stuff done though. The only problem was it was a sh!t centre so he didn't stay there to long.
When I was pregnant with ds2 and ds1 was about 2.5 he went to a new centre (I was the sahp then). Love, love, love it! We bumped him up to two days and it stayed like that till he started prep.
Ds2 started daycare at 15 months. We bumped him up to two days pretty quickly as MY kids adjust better with 2 days. He will be going 3 days starting next month as he starts prep next year and we are trying to get him used to more days away from home.
We had a horrible time with ds1 in prep and adjusting (he eventually repeated prep) and after talking to our doctor, the centre director, carers and ds1s prep teacher they all recommended ds2 attend 3 days. Fx it works how we hope it will.
I don't judge any parent who uses care. It would be pretty hypocritical of me if I did
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