It is something that most parents worry about. Planning ahead is the key to getting it right
Let your baby get to know their caregiver- Any kiddie, even the ones that don’t make strange need time to get used to a new person or persons who are looking after them. Do a few test runs, and leave your baby for a few hours easing them into fulltime childcare when you can be there if your baby needs you.
Be sociable and go to parties and playdates- To have a sociable baby you need to be outgoing and go to everything and anything. Consider baby and mammy groups, baby massage or baby yoga as these activities get your baby used to being around strangers and learning how to get to know people.
Put together a comfort bag full of your baby’s favourite things- For example your baby’s blanket, their teddy and their favourite rattle all in a bag should your baby need some comfort when you are not around. Think about getting two of a few toys they like and put them in their bag to bring to their caregivers and having them at home also will allow them to become familiar with similar items around them.
Plan ahead- If you are due back in work soon consider putting your tot into your chosen childcare a week earlier so you can phase your baby into their new surroundings without the added pressures of getting to work on time. Make sure you are prepared for the day ahead and have your baby’s bag all packed and at hand for the early mornings, and set off in a calm fashion. Once at the caregivers drop your baby in and don’t linger for too long as it only adds to a child’s anxiety, and tell your baby you will collect them later.