DS (1 year old next week) had his first settling period at nursery this morning for an hour. He didn't seem bothered when I said I was leaving and when I returned he looked up at me but kept playing with the toys, didn't seem that bothered I was back TBH! I picked him up to go and he started to cry a bit and the nursery staff person said 'oh that's the first he's cried since he's been here!' which made me feel great
I felt bad that it seemed like he didn't want to leave! Is this normal behaviour or do you think DS is thinking nursery is far better than mummy?
I have had a bit of a cry about it and the fact that my baby is all grown up and doesn't need mummy as much now, boooooo
DD cried when I got back the first couple of times I left her. He's just glad to see you and it's a release of the little bit of tension he's feeling about you being away. Sounds like he's going to settle in fine - DD is very happy with her CM now and only occasionally cries when I pick her up, usually if she's feeling a bit tired or off colour. She needs to tell me all about it, and that's how she does it.