This is a discussion on will baby be sticky to caregiver ? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; my mother in law will take care of my newborn after i go back to work. i want koe if baby will ...
my mother in law will take care of my newborn after i go back to work. i want koe if baby will be sticky to her even though he's only there during daytime? nighttime we will bring baby home.
sign. i just hope my boy wont b that sticky to mother in law nxt time or else she sure will be so proud. previously she said dont know will my boy b close to her anot, then she quickly say dont tink so since i bring home every night...
have to depend on the baby, I doubt will be sticky cos you still bring the baby back everynight.
My mother in law take care of my 2 kids since birth and I only bring them back every Fri night. During weekdays, I dont't go and see my kids cos mother in law dont't like as the kids will want to follow. Each time, when it's time to bring them home, my kids will be very happy even when they are few months old. It breaks my mother in law heart when my kids cried and scream when she tease them by holding them back preventing them from leaving her house. So dont't worry, your baby will still be closed to you.
Agreed with all the above replies ... you'd be surprised how shrewd and intelligent they can be... even a few month old baby... they instinctively know who is be protective of them and reciprocate through emotional attachment. They will also quickly learn how to get they own ways and take advantage of the more giving (less strict) care-giver.
My mother in law takes care in the day and we take care in the night. My son is equally attached to both.... but when it sleeping time at night... he always prefers to snuggle up with mommy.
I believe like in our case, your baby will eventually be closer to you because you will spend extra effort bonding with your baby by reading / story-telling / watching TV and playing stimulating games.... unlike most mother in law who are only concerned with feeding and bathing... and putting baby to sleep.
finally.... at the sub-conscious-level, I think every child instinctively have a naturally emotional attachment to their mothers... so worry not!!
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I have similar fear as pkshl... and is thinking of putting my dear daughter at infant care instead of being looked after by mother in law... hmm dont know if I'm making the right decision...
sometimes come to think of it, i dont really want to leave with mother in law cos still must bring baby take bus to her place which i find really inconvenient but my husband insisted his mum to take care, so we will let her try 1st, if cannot we will find baby sitter. i already got some contacts , hope can use in due time.
actually not that i dont trust mother in law, i feel that its beta if dont let her take care, less conflicts since she said im a fussy person.
Me too, I'll be going back to work in June, my boy boy will be taken care by my mother in law too, I so afraid that my boy boy won't recognise me as I wear thick black glasses but when going to work, I wear contact lenses, then will fetch him back during evening time, hope he know I'm Mummy... wahaha...