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I think my 9 month old prefers nursery to being with me

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singingpinkmonkey Wed 11-Oct-17 14:37:33

I've just started back at work 2 weeks ago and work 3 weekdays, have my DS for 2 weekdays plus the weekend.

At nursery when I pick him up, the staff say how happy and playful he has been. At home with me it's a complete different story.

I've had him today and despite me playing with him, singing to him and taking him out in the pram he has moaned and cried all day.

I just feel awful. He genuinely seems to prefer being at nursery than with his mum. I don't know what to do?

I was so looking forward to spending today with him but he just seems to be angry and whingy all the time. He even cries when I pick him up to cuddle him.

If anything I thought it would be the other way round and he would struggle to settle in to nursery.

I know that they interact and play all day and I do make sure I spend as much time playing with him as possible but I do have to leave him to play while I make food, nip to the loo.

I honestly don't know what to do. I hate hearing him so upset all day.

Do you think he might grow out of it?

PondLifeinLondon Wed 11-Oct-17 14:41:56

My toddler is waaaayyy more whiny with me than he is at nursery.

I think they feel safer with their parents so they are not afraid to, ahem, show their true colours so to speak

RefuseTheLies Wed 11-Oct-17 14:49:11

My two year old is the same. She's an absolute angel at nursery and a TOTAL pita at home with me.

singingpinkmonkey Wed 11-Oct-17 14:56:37

Wow it's nice to know it's not just me. I was starting to think he didn't like me very much.

Thanks for replying!

I know I should be pleased that he likes nursery so much. It would be horrible if he was upset and I had to leave him there and go to work.

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