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What age did you put with CM?

(16 Posts)
Poshers Fri 14-Feb-14 10:50:50

Just that really??

HSMMaCM Fri 14-Feb-14 11:26:52

I am a CM and I only take children from 6 months. I often get calls for younger children and they do get placed with other CMs.

Young children tend to settle quickly. At about 1 yr old, separation anxiety can be hard for them.

JunoMacGuff Fri 14-Feb-14 11:27:24

DS went from 2 months

caz05 Fri 14-Feb-14 13:22:37

My first went at 6 months and second at 9 months and was happy with both ages

Marylou62 Fri 14-Feb-14 18:04:28

When I was childminder I had a little boy from 11 weeks, but I love babies.

JeanSeberg Fri 14-Feb-14 18:05:25

5 months. Why do you ask OP? Are you thinking about returning to work?

FloppyPoppyCocky Fri 14-Feb-14 18:14:06

Childminder at my children's centre had one start at 3 weeks. 6lb she was. So gorgeous.

kimlo Fri 14-Feb-14 18:25:51

from 4 months once a week to help her (and me to be honest) settle then 4 days when I went back to work when she was 7 months.

BackforGood Fri 14-Feb-14 18:29:48

Each of mine started at 3 months when I went back to work.

PhoebeMcPeePee Fri 14-Feb-14 19:27:52

I take from 3 months but youngest I've ever had is 6 months. Much easier to settle than 9months+ and lovely to have a bond from an early age.

almaradlu Sat 15-Feb-14 09:58:59

Youngest I have had start with me is 4 1/2 months :D

Poshers Sun 16-Feb-14 08:24:47

Thanks all ok so DS is 12 weeks. I really need a break, single etc ... just don't want to be cruel - but it's best for both of us I think me having a break.grin

JeanSeberg Sun 16-Feb-14 08:30:28

Never explain, never apologise. wink

Enjoy your child-free time.

fieldfare Sun 16-Feb-14 08:47:36

Most have started at 6-9months, but one was the child of a friend so he started at about 4 months as it was obv she needed the break occasionally.

You don't have to justify your decision, just find someone lovely.

happydazed Sun 16-Feb-14 14:04:25

I had baby start at 3 months for same reason, still with me now and it's lovely that I have known her from so young,

mindingalongtime Sun 16-Feb-14 14:22:44

I had a baby from 3 weeks, mum had PND and needed to be away from the baby to help her get back on her feet and give her some space and time as she found the baby all too consuming. I was very happy to help.

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