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    Default Occasional care issues

    Hi all
    Just after some advise, DD is my 3rd child, she's 20 months old, she's always been super clingy and attached to me, more so than my other children. When she turned 18 months I started her in occasional care one morning a week just so she could get used to other people caring for her, the first 2 weeks she was great, she ran off happily, no crying or issues.
    For the last few weeks though she starts crying as soon as we walk in and loses it completely when I leave, when I return and ask how she's been they tell me she cries on and off throughout the morning. I feel so guilty!

    My question is do I pull her out completely and try again when she's a bit older or keep it up and hope she settles in?

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    Keep it up...it hasn't been very long and she's only there for one morning a week so it may take a little longer for her to get into the routine. It's hard leaving your babies, hey? But, she will get there.

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    Thank you for your reply, it's really tough knowing that she's there crying! Hopefully she settles soon

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    If it were me, I would probably take her out and try again in 12 months.

    Unless you need her to get used it so you can work of course.

    She may just not be quite ready yet.

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    I guess this is why I'm feeling so guilty because she doesn't need to go, I just thought it would help with her being so clingy

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    You are the best judge of that. Sometimes it does help, but I found with my DD2 if I pushed her when she was clingy it made it worse.

    Not trying to confuse you sorry!

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    My DS started daycare this year at 26 months. He HATED it, but I'd leave him for longer each time and now he's happy to go. He goes 2 days a week and is familiar with the carers now. It took a long time before he didn't lose it when I left.
    At one point I was going to pull the plug on it- I'm aiming to work one of the days he is there, but it's not imperative that I work. But I'm glad he's happy to go. My eldest is at school and my middle one does a 5 day fortnight at Kindy, so it's nice being able to spend a little one-on-one time before she starts school and I think he'd be bored being at home just with me on the days both his sisters are out!

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