First off, I live in a pretty rural area with very limited options for childcare. The place I decided on is supposedly the best in the area and was highly recommended by a coworker of my husband's. The daycare is a one-room, old school house with 12 kids ranging from babies to 5 year olds. However, mine will be the only baby on MWF.
My main concerns:
-With everyone being in one room, I don't how my little 4 month old girl will take a morning nap. Everyone takes a nap from 1-3, but she will need a morning nap. My daughter is a super light sleeper and only really sleeps in her carrier. She has never slept in a crib or pack-n-play, which she will be expected to sleep in there.
-I worry about what she will be doing all day long with all other kids being so much older. I worry she will just be in a bouncer or swing.
-There are only two adults! The ratio requirements here are far larger than most (not sure what exactly it is)
- My biggest worry is that she does not take a bottle! I have three more weeks to work on this, but I am terrified she will be crying all day long, refusing the bottle. It terrifies me and makes me want to cry
With there only being two caregivers and so many other kids I am afraid they will be unable to give the necessary time and patience to give her the bottle.
Any reassurance or encouragement would be greatly appreciated because I am so worried about this. This is my first baby and the day care is far, far from my ideal daycare, but unfortunately the best choice I have at the moment.