did your LO changed after starting nursery

(6 Posts)
babySophieRose Sat 09-Feb-13 12:27:07

My DD, 15 months, has been to nursery only two days and already she became very noisy, screaming, trashing toys and refusing food when at home. She likes being at nursery, goes straight in without looking back and not crying at all. She is eating next to nothing there, do not blame her, their food is not like homemade, but now does not want to eat at home too and she is a good eater usually. They are also not putting her for a nap when her time comes, but has been left to play and fall asleep on the floor. I think it could be that she is adjusting to the change, but just wondering if it is normal behaviour or is it a poor choice of nursery.

Fishlegs Sat 09-Feb-13 19:01:23

Oh bless her, falling asleep on the floor??

Sorry haven't much experience of nurseries in this age group. Sounds
like you should have a chat with them. Do they have a schedule as to when the children'should' sleep?

I'd probably give it a bit longer until you decide to change nurseries, if you feel happy with it otherwise.

insancerre Sun 10-Feb-13 11:13:05

You've created a monster, and after only 2 days at nursery too.
Seems Oliver James was right all along.

JassyRadlett Sun 10-Feb-13 17:32:40

DS is 17 months and started going to nursery 4 days a week at 10 months.

The first few weeks he was just knackered. Poor sleep, poor eating. Now he eats amazingly at nursery (but frankly the food there is better than what he gets at home) and sleeps like a demon there.

What does worry me a bit is that they're not sticking to your home sleep schedules, especially so early in the piece. Kids are so different at needing naps at that age. Is she in with mostly older kids and they want them all on the same schedule? I'd have a quiet word about how tired she is, actually.

hubbahubster Mon 11-Feb-13 21:45:45

The nap thing would really worry me. Not even put in a nap room - left to fall asleep on the floor? Sounds awful (sorry). As someone who had their DS in a nursery I became more and more unhappy with, I'd encourage you to go with your instincts and look into alternatives. After three months of attitude from the nursery owner, constantly finding my baby isolated in a playpen instead of being with the other children, I took him out of nursery and over to a childminder. Best move ever. Hope you find your solution too!

BrianButterfield Mon 11-Feb-13 22:03:06

The nap thing doesn't sound right - I do accept that to some extent naps at nursery will be to their convenience, but I've always had the final say about the length/timings of ds's naps and they have a variety of sleeping options - cot, pushchair, beanbag - to suit different children. When DS was dropping to one nap they asked me if I wanted it to be at any particular time, for example.

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