Switching sitters-too hard on child?

  1. Today has been the final straw in considering changing sitters for my son. But although I'd like to start looking around I'm worried about what affect it will have on him, he's been there since he was 11 weeks old & does great.

    For the most part the sitter is great, in home care, spotless home, pre-school type curriculum for kids...he has lots of buddies there & has learned to play/talk so well from being there. In the beginning I thought she was wonderful, now I just feel she must be getting burnt out on kids...

    But I have many gripes about the way she's running the daycare and the amount of time she's gone with carpool and daughter's activities and leaving kids and parents to communicate with her helper, who is not the one I'm paying!! We've had a crazy week & I've yet to have a chance to give her a heads up on our schedule changes due to Grandma's death/funeral as of this past TUESDAY...and have to hope helper will get it all right. (have only seen her once this week including morning/evening to give an example)...too many examples to go into...enough to make me want to change, but I'm just worried about him adjusting.

    Anyway, I'd like to here any advice or personal experience out there

    Doesn't it seem like bad things happen in mulitples!? Ugh, one of those days
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    We also had a few sitters before we found the right one.
    When you find the right one...You'll know it.
    When in doubt, toss her out!
    -Russell
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    If your gut tells you to change, you need to do it. I have learned to listen more to my instincts regarding matters involving my babies. GOOD LUCK hon. OOOH NICE truck, RUSSELL!!!
  5. by   Mkue
    I did switch once and we visited the new sitter a few times so the guys could get used to her.

    My kids did best at a Daycare/Preschool, small town setting, everyone knows everyone, they had the most fun there, field trips, a lot of stimulation and activities, they've turned out pretty good so far.

    Go with what feels right for you and your kids
  6. by   Beach_RN
    I have to agree with Marie.... my son went to a babysitters from the time he was 6 months till about 16 months..... After that we sent him to daycare until he was 3 and I stayed home for a few years!

    He hated change. so at first it was a little hard for him... but he adjusted after 2 weeks..... and did extremely well in that type of setting...... much better than a babysitter!


    I hate that childcare dilema....it so gut wrenching., should I, should I not, what if, what if I don't.... ughhhhhh


    Good Luck! Keep us posted on what you decide..I'm curious!

    Brenda
  7. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    I think yall are forgetting one important thing to look at. Little children are much more durable than you give them credit for. They adjust so handily. they probably react more to your anxieties regarding a situation, than to the actual situation itself. That is of course leaving extreme situations out of the picture. After raising nearly 7 children. They all survived and are reasonaby happy and productive in their lives. Maybe a little to productive, I have 13 grandkids. They seem to be surviving better than there parents do.





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