Top Tips for New Moms to Settle Infants in Daycare

Sarika is a proud mom of two daughter’s 3 years and a 5-year-old, professionally she Heads a  Production Team, in a renowned Media house. She shares her story, of how she raised her happy and confident children with a strong support system and without compromising her career and family.

Her children are going to crèche since they were infants. It is not easy as it seems or must say you need a very strong support system behind that or a super Mom brain who is confident enough to manage it all. Nowadays, in the era of nuclear families, every mom shuffles through phases like career, family and raising stronger kids is experiencing modern-day crèche and Care centres as solid support and a mandate in the lifestyle system.

Sarika shares her Top Tips to make the best out of it, ‘the phase’ in which you would love to share stories later.

1. Choose a nice Daycare – a wise decision

Most parents are looking at factors like cost, hours, location, safety, and child-teacher ratio, but of course, another major requirement is an environment that’s warm, inviting, and family-friendly. While trying to find the perfect daycare can make any parent anxious, the relationships and beautiful memories you’ll create as a family will make all the effort worthwhile.

2. Explore more – Do the actual hunting

Start Your Search Early, and Keep Your Options Open. Do not just land to decide which is very close to your home. Many mothers do that and end up with few bad experiences. Seek help if you are not sure which daycare to finalize. To help guide your search for the right daycare, reach out to childcare program counsellors, and mom references to collect their stories and consolidate their advice.

3. Look for listings and reviews.

Your area’s Daycare Listings can help you pick a daycare that you actually love. Daycares also typically differentiate their care programs by age, separating children into an infant, toddler, and preschool groups. You will find many professional huge setups to hi-tech state-of-the-art ones and a few closely home run small centres. But finally, Trust your instincts, what suits you more and children as per your family niche.

4. What to ask when you go to visit 

Don’t be shy about asking questions about the factors that are most important to you:

·         What is the daily schedule like?

·         Are snacks or meals provided, and if so, what kind?

·         What are the toys and games available?

·         Do children play outside, and if so, where and how often?

·         How long has the current staff been there, and what is their past experience?

·         What happens if my child is sick?

·         How do you keep parents up to date with what’s happening during the day? Etc.

5. When to start –Are you ready?

How important it is for a mom to be guilt free and confident enough about the caregivers who are nurturing her infant. Jot down your fears, and bring your child to a routine before you start. Children reflect the emotions of the parents if the mother and the father are calm and settled as the child is happy and enjoying the moment every day.

6. Top tips to settle your child in Infant care by Sarika

1.       PLAN AHEAD A few days before the transition mother and father or other family members should role play and be with the baby turn by turn for a few hours, so that child is not 24 X 7 dependent on the mother.

2.       FOLLOW A ROUTINE Mother should make sure to follow a routine for naps and feeding, and communicate the same to caregivers at the centre so the child is happy and does not realize much difference in their days.

3.       HEALTH FIRST Immunization record and regular check-ups with paediatricians should be checked to keep the child away from infections and build stronger immunity.

4.       KEEP OFF THE STRESS Preparing a day before, organizing practical things a night ahead to save moms from a last-minute rush in the morning. This will help mothers to be more content satisfied and stress-free.

5.       BE POSITIVE You should trust your decision and keep off all the fears.

Raising children is a joint effort of parents and expert caregivers who understand each other and develops a strong bonding and emotional well-being in children right from early years.

Sarika is a confident Mom when she sees her girls growing confident and happy. She feels proud of her own decision of keeping them in childcare and archive complete work and a happy life balance.

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