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    I've preferred having my ds in 2 days than 1. He loves it, probably just his personality mostly though. We have Tues & Thurs - the gap is useful as he gets so stimulated and exhausted at cc.

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    My dd started with one day and she didn't settle in well. Once I changed to two there was a huge improvement.

    Could you maybe do two days childcare and have your mum and mil do a day a fortnight so you don't have a day with him away while you're home?

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    Hey OP. I think it's very hard for a bub to get in any sort of routine and feel secure on just one day a week. Increases the anxiety and settle in time which is not fair on bub or the carers. Maybe you could reduce the days the family are looking after bub and increase daycare to minimum 2 days?

    Maybe I'm looking at things from the view on my eldest who finds changes in things difficult however he would absolutely struggle with 4 x different care givers in 4 days (mum, daycare, nanna1, nanna2).

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    Actually the grandmas doing one day a fortnight sounds like a good plan. I didn't even consider the fact that 4 carers in one week would be overload.
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    My DS only attends one day a week. Works fine for us

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    My daughter did 1 day. Week (withy the occasional 2 or 3 day week) from 16 months to 3.5 years. She hated it the entire time. Or so she said. Screamed at drop offs, never wanted to go etc. according to her, the only thing she ever enjoyed was the food. Fast forward to 6 months after we pulled her out, and she tells me regularly that she wants to go to childcare again 'cause it was fun.

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    I did 2 days a week for 1.5 years and mm y daughter hated it.

    I put her in 1 day a week this year and she loves it.

    See how your child goes but for a 9 month old 1 day a week is enough...if they live it you can put them in an extra day.

    Daycare say put them in more days as they get more money...

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    A slightly different perspective - my DD was in two consecutive days and I found this had a similar effect as one day. It was pretty much a weeks break in between (she was in Thursday's & Friday's, so it was Sat-Wed in between). She then switched to Tuesday's & Thursdays which worked perfectly


 

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