I went to pick up my 5-month-old son at day care today. He attends a small day care center with a separate infant room.
When I arrived, I heard one of the babies crying; she was lying on the floor. The day care worker was walking away from her while saying " Stop crying. You don't have to cry just because I'm walking away."
This baby is also 5 months old. She picked her up and she was still crying. She said "stop" to her two more times.
I was a little uncomfortable with this and would expect any childcare worker to soothe or reassure a 5-month-old rather than tell her to stop crying. This bothers me even more, as my son has been particularly fussy this week with teething and sleeping issues.
I am debating on discussing this with the director, but I'm afraid if she brings it up to the worker, she will start to treat my son differently, even subconsciously. I believe my son's physical needs are being met while at day care, but I need to make sure his, as well as all the other babies', emotional needs are met as well.
How should I address this matter?