These babies grow up so fast. First, they were newborns that rely on you for everything. But now, they’re toddlers running around and doing their own thing. For my daughter K, it is also time for daycare. It was time for us to prepare our toddler for daycare.
Update June 2020: This post has been updated to include some precautions that you might want to take after the pandemic.
Preparing your toddler for daycare can be easy when it comes to the physical items. I will share on what to pack and how to label their items below. However, after COVID-19, there might be some additional items we need to prepare before we send them to daycare.
In addition, it can take some time to prepare emotionally to send your child to daycare. If this is your first time being away from your child for a long period of time, they can be hesitant to change. I will share some tips that was useful for us and hopefully for you too.
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Here is how to prepare your toddler for daycare:
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1. Set a morning and night routine
2. Pack their items for daycare
- Baby Cream and lotion
- Two bags of extra clothing
- Indoor shoes
- Water bottles