You asked

Have I put my 2-year-old in crèche too soon?

If your child is clingy, or cries a bit in the morning and evening, it could be due to stress associated with going to a new, unfamiliar environment. If your child enjoys playing with other children and is otherwise well adjusted to being in crèche, then the regressive behaviour can be weighed up against the positive aspects of going to crèche or daycare.

The stress your child experiences from crèche is not all bad: your child can use it to learn to cope better with new challenges. If your child's negative behaviour lasts the whole day long at crèche, then it is better to try a more relaxed environment at another facility. If your child only cries and acts up at the beginning of the day, then the crèche is fine and no change is needed. Your child will need a bit of support and understanding from you to cope with stress and with being separated from you for a significant amount of time. Once over the initial hurdle, your child will be more independent than before and less clingy.

More questions

There is no right or wrong age to get a family dog; however, you should be mindful of your situation before you rush into things. 
Your child’s imagination is not only a source of fun – it’s one of his or her most important early learning tools.
When you catch your preschooler telling a lie, it is natural to be worried. Parents may feel that when their child lies, it reflects on their parenting abilities.
When you catch your preschooler telling a lie, it is natural to be a bit upset. A parent may think that when their child lies, it reflects on their parenting skills.
It is natural for an infant to put everything in their mouths. They are exploring shape, texture, and taste. Many children will continue this behaviour up to preschool years.
It must be understood that boys are known to develop slower than girls. Each child is different, and as long as your child is developing and progressing at a steady pace, then you have nothing to worry about.
When nearing their third birthday, children display more interest in other the moods and emotional states of people around them.
31 month olds are developing fast, and they’re learning a lot about more abstract concepts now – although that may result in some difficult to answer questions for you!
As your child nears the mid point between his or her second and third birthdays, there are several developmental milestones you can expect.
By 27 months, your child is rapidly leaving the toddler years behind, and growing into an energetic and clever child!



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.