Anyone have any ideas on how to cope with a child who has a real problem being left with anyone other than their parents? Nicholas is almost 1 and this has gone into overdrive. The gym is the main problem, we have been going since he was about 2 months old but a couple of months ago he just started losing it. The regular girl went on holidays and he was fine with the relief lady but now the regular girl is back and he has the problem again with a vengence.
Now I know that she is fine with the kids, I have no reason to believe she is doing anything "wrong". It's just she doesn't have kids and she isn't really a cuddly person if you know what I mean.
However I can't even leave the room at playgroup and these are all women he has known from birth who are very hands on and affectionate with him.
We have gotten over this stage at home, he will quite happily be left to his own devices whereas before I used to have to sneak around cause if he saw me he would start crying even if he had been perfectly fine seconds before.
My eldest was also like this to the point where I actually left the gym for 6 months. This is not an option this time, I can't financially justify paying and not going when I'm sure I could be spending that money on the 3 kids. Also it gives me a break which I feel I need with the 3 still at home and damn it I like looking after myself. I can't get to the gym when my partner is home cause Nic only settles to the boob with his night sleep and he has a will of iron in this regard. Despite the fact that I taught all the kids to self settle, it's just this one sleep which is an issue.