Alannah started one day a week at age 6 months in January 2011. Juliet has started one day a week at age 4 months. I'd ideally like to start her a couple of months later, but child care places tend only to come up around this time and I like the homely feel of the centre we've chosen.
Friday was a tough, tough day for me. Juliet was fine, but I felt on the verge of vomiting all day. Just as I had with Alannah. Juliet was only there for five hours and slept two and a half of those, but boy was I glad to get back there to pick her up.
You always question yourself if you are doing the right thing. It's such a big deal to trust anyone else with your baby. I hope the one day of child care helps Juliet to feel comfortable, indeed thrive, in different surroundings. The one short day made a real difference for Alannah and we were so thankful for child care when I was out of action during the second half of 2011.