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    Default Strange behaviour after daycare

    DS is nearly 19 months and started daycare 1 day per week at around 14 months. He had never been cared for by anyone aside from DH and I up until then, so it took him awhile to settle in. He's now moved from the nursery (0-15 months) to the next room (15m - 2yrs) and is going 2 days per week.

    Since moving rooms I've noticed he behaves a bit strangely when we get home after being at daycare. He gets really hyper, then frustrated and it usually ends in a huge crying session. He is fine when I pick him up - all waves and smiles goodbye etc, just odd when we get home.

    So I'm wondering if anyone else's LO does this? My gut feeling is it's just a release of tension after a big day with lots of stimulation, but I'm still a bit worried it's a warning sign he's not happy.

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    My little man goes once a week and has since he was about 5months just for socialisation. When I picked him up last week he was fine till he got home where he just cried an cried. It was really odd. I think he just had a busy day an was tired. His 3

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    Sounds like he is really tired after a big day

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    How does he sleep while at daycare?

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    He may be mega tired and finding it hard to process all the emotions of tiredness, happiness, wanting to tell you about his day etc, and this is the only way he can release his energy.
    I think if he was unhappy there, it would be obvious, but since you say he seems happy when you pick him up, I would think that was unlikely

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I hope it's just a release of tension - it's usually just me and him at home most days, so daycare is a big change from that!

    Cue - he sleeps ok there. About 1 hour (but apparently lays quietly on his bed for awhile after he wakes), at home it's usually about 1.5.

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    Sounds like my DS maybe 2 days of the week when I pick him up, he goes FT. I am putting it down to simply being over-tired and stimulated. They do SO much at daycare with him, ALL day, when he gets home I kind of compare iy to coming down from a sugar high! He will be go-go-go for the first 20mins then just hit a wall. And its on! Does he sleep well that night? DS is a good sleeper as itis, but on those days hes ready for bed maybe 20-30mins earlier than normal and doesnt make a beep once hes in bed.

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    Uh-Oh - he does sleep very well after daycare days, he's in bed by 6 - 6.30 most nights but after daycare it's usually just before 6 and he sleeps to his normal time in the morning.

    It's a bit worrying seeing him so wired sometimes, but it's nice to know other kids are the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decemberbubba View Post
    DS is nearly 19 months and started daycare 1 day per week at around 14 months. He had never been cared for by anyone aside from DH and I up until then, so it took him awhile to settle in. He's now moved from the nursery (0-15 months) to the next room (15m - 2yrs) and is going 2 days per week.

    Since moving rooms I've noticed he behaves a bit strangely when we get home after being at daycare. He gets really hyper, then frustrated and it usually ends in a huge crying session. He is fine when I pick him up - all waves and smiles goodbye etc, just odd when we get home.

    So I'm wondering if anyone else's LO does this? My gut feeling is it's just a release of tension after a big day with lots of stimulation, but I'm still a bit worried it's a warning sign he's not happy.
    As a day care worker,
    You have to remember that a child moving up a room can be mentally, physically and emotionally draining on children.
    Your DS has a day of learning new rules, new friends and new boundaries, also in the toddler room they are expected to help themselves a lot more than they do in the nursery.

    Once some time passes he will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post
    As a day care worker,
    You have to remember that a child moving up a room can be mentally, physically and emotionally draining on children.
    Your DS has a day of learning new rules, new friends and new boundaries, also in the toddler room they are expected to help themselves a lot more than they do in the nursery.

    Once some time passes he will be fine.
    Thank you. He did have a very strong bond with his main carer in the nursery and they allowed him to stay there a few months longer than normal because he's pretty quiet and shy. I think moving up with older/ bigger kids and having to be a bit more independant might be a bit of a struggle for him.


 

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