I have a one year old. We started sending him to daycare 5 weeks back. As soon as I enter his class to drop him, he would start crying. I have read that kids take few weeks to adjust to new environment and all. Since its been few weeks already, I know he stops crying few minutes after I leave. But my problem is, he doesn't seem to be himself there. He doesn't play, doesn't eat much. Even the activities he loves at home (like playing is water, some toys etc), he doesn't do that in daycare. He was offered to play with water today but he refused and pushed it back. I do not know what I need to do.
Few thoughts which are bothering me:
- We speak our native language at home. At Daycare they speak English. Can that be a problem? He is not understanding what they are saying?
- Do I need to change the daycare. Is he not liking this place. By the way, this daycare has very good reviews and reputation. Thats why I picked it.
- Is it too early to start sending him to daycare?
Please help me figure out. I can't help it but thinking about my baby all day while he is there.