ok, astress is diving back into the world of work soon and so astro-monkey has soon to go to daycare a couple days a week… we had a first look at the centre we got into [!] this week, taking him for a couple hours to see how it works, how he reacted. he didn’t sleep as we’d hoped, though was generally ok with the experience, of course, with astress to guide and reassure.
however, we are not super happy and wonder how other rioters have negotiated this phase – advice on how to deal with / work with the centre to achieve the outcomes we want for our precious l’il bundle and how to ensure we don’t have too many carers sitting about idly gazing into the middle distance ruminating on how brasil is this time of year, while several other peoples’ precious bundles hunger and wail for attention..?
any techniques that help allay (we think well-founded) fears of less-than-adequate care being administered? any tips on how to prepare ourselves?? any places you recommend – or not..? …and any leads on good home-run places that we’d get into (inner north, ideally) would be welcome.
for info, astro-monkey is still feeding naturally, though good on the fang like his old man so bulking up his diet with a variety of solids, and has generally been a poor-average day sleeper, but improving… can still like cuddles to help induce sleep. but interacts and engages with pretty well everyone.
note, we have a place – god, that was a trial! – so simply saying, ‘place x’ is great is probably not so helpful for us, but mebbe there are others rioting who need such recommendations as they approach this travail with trepidation in their hearts and wallets…
so, what does this hive-mind rekkun..?