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1 year old DS reacting to me whilst 'settling in' at nursey?

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ILickYourSlimySleeves Thu 23-Oct-08 11:49:49

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 hmm

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

lazarou Thu 23-Oct-08 11:53:37

It was only an hour though. I imagine once you start leaving him longer he may notice and get a bit tearful.

Actually, that won't really make you feel better either will it? grin

fleacircus Thu 23-Oct-08 11:57:18

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.

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