Oh yeah, he's cutting more teeth, so I'm sure that's some of it.
|BUT stupid military daycare inspector people came and said "she's not allowed to do that w/other people's children."|
Not much advice, just
It's tough at that age. I think the shirt is a good idea. How about a picture of you, maybe even a recording of your voice reading a fave book? Send the recording and the book and let him comfort himself that way? Not sure if he's old enough to do that or not, or if it might upset him more (it would have mine, but they're perverse anyway).
I'll keep thinking on it. Maybe other people will have ideas also.
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The only thing I can think of is you taking a few days off (call in sick if you have to) to go with him to the daycare and help him transition. It must be a big shock to go from being home with a parent to being away all day in a strange place. I really think a transitional period might help. With you there he can slowly relax and be comfortable enough to explore the options there, like playing with the other kids and toys, etc.
I think this is what I would do. If my boss tried to give me flack, I'd probably tell him to kiss my butt.
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It doesn't get at the bigger issue of transitioning, but if slinging works to calm him, I say figure out a way to do it. Just my opinion...
|This is bringing back all of that hurt.|
Mine were that way too about my voice. I've known some babies who weren't so thought I'd throw it out, but it didn't work for me, either.
If your child doesn't have a favorite blanket, animal, or other lovey, you might want to establish one. Our house has stuffed pandas for each kid. My daughter takes her panda to daycare each day, and I always check to make sure it comes home. If you are picking one now, make sure it can be easily replaced if lost!
They make really cute little "animal heads on a little blanket" things that you are supposed to wear on your body for a while (I think they recommend stuffing them in your bra) and they pick up your scent. Then you give to your child. They make them for sleeping in cribs, but maybe it would be a cute thing to add? I saw them in the One Step Ahead catalog/website.
Can you up the connection time with him when you are home? I realize there may not be any time your aren't connected already, but if there is you might want to rethink your at-home-routine so that he feels more secure away from home.
Finally, virtually everyone who has gone through this sort of rough transition that I've ever talked to says they get over it eventually. It tears your heart out while its happening, but it will get better. If there aren't any other viable options (and it doesn't sound like there are), then you may just have to try to make it as good as you can and wait it out. I know that is a whole lot easier to say than to do. And it doesn't remove the hurt.