I have been a sahm for the past two years, but have had to go back to work due to financial pressures.
I start my new job in a few weeks and need some advice on helping my 16 month old son adjust to his nanny.
My son is extremely attached to me. During my job hunt, he would go to family when I went for interviews and would scream the entire time he was with them. He just struggles greatly with other people aside from my husband, myself and older son. I start work in a few weeks, and his nanny started with us a week ago, my plan was to get ds2 used to his nanny in this time, while i'm around. So we do activities together and she plays with him while I'm there too. He is just not interested.
I'm really stressing about him screaming and crying while I'm gone. The thought really breaks my heart. There is no option for me to not return to work but how can I help my boy?
Alternatively, does anyone have stories to share about children who were VERY attached to a parent and their dealing with being away from that parent?
He is breastfed, should I pump?
What can I do to help him?
I can't come home during lunchtime as work and home are far from each other.
Should I leave him with nanny for increasing time periods in the next two weeks before I start work so that he is not dropped into a situation where he's alone with nanny for 9 hours all at once?
Thanks in advance for listening to this stressed out momma!