DS (7 months) started nursery this week. Of course every mum feels upset when this happens but for me it seems to have unexpectedly brought back lots of memories of when he was first born, 8 weeks prem. Has this happened to anyone else? I think it is the lack of control; someone else has control of your child and you have to buzz to get in to see them, ring to see if they are OK, feel like you have to ask if OK to pick them up, play with them, feed them etc whilst they are there. Plus the practical things of bringing in supplies, hoping the clothes he is in are appropriate (bit bigger now though!) Maybe psychoanalysing myself too much but unhappy memories of SCBU definitely on my mind.