Once you become a parent, you have to be prepared for your heart to burst with pride on a regular basis. You also need to be prepared for it to break on a regular basis as well, and starting your child at daycare for the first time will most likely be a heart-breaking experience. It is hard. Your baby will cry, you will cry, there will be tears all around. But, that it is all completely normal and your baby will be just fine.
It may not seem like it at the time, but when you look back on these tumultuous first few days of daycare, you will see that everyone was ok, and your baby thrived and grew. Here are some ways that you can help to make the transition to daycare easier on both you and your child.