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lizardqueenie Wed 12-Oct-11 22:44:09

My DD is about to turn one at the end of the month & I'm thinking about taking her to some kind of baby/ toddler group once a week. At the mo we do swimming & baby sensory weekly although the latter will stop when she is 13months. She can be a bit freaked out around lots of other children & we've had a bit of a meltdown today when another baby at a party took a toy off of her and she literally went for the other baby blush. so i kind of wonder if it will be good to get her going to this kind of thing, change of scenery for us both & different mums to talk too plus get her used to a bit if noise & other kids dashing around.

What do you think?

lollystix Thu 13-Oct-11 05:41:58

Definitely - go and have a look. Don't worry if she's not 'behaving/sharing' well - that's part of the point as she needs to be about other kids and learn- I doubt she'll share well till after 2.6 tbh. Everyone understands and is in the same position. She'll love it and I'm a strong believer in getting them socialised young

MrsVidic Thu 13-Oct-11 05:46:27

Do it it's the best solution for you both and it will wear her out

Chundle Thu 13-Oct-11 09:35:48

Hi ny dd is 2.2 an isn't keen on other kids. Playground hav always been a total nightmare! So I take her to a Gym Joeys class at our local sport centre. It's very structured and she loves it and is introduced to other kids in a more structured environment

mrszimmerman Thu 13-Oct-11 09:41:38

Do it, make yourself, the more the better. They learn so much and once they're in a routine and a place becomes familiar they relax and chill out about other kids.

lizardqueenie Thu 13-Oct-11 12:41:37

Thanks for the replies everyone. Well we did it! Went along to a local
Church playgroup & it was really lovely. Loads of clean toys, lots of space & coffee for mums & snacks & drinks for kids too all for a quid! Really chuffed & it was nice to chat to other mums too. DD even did a bit of (assisted wink) sharing!

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