LO spent her entire first 12 months almost exclusively with just me. Only child. Now that she's going to an inhome daycare twice a week we are noticing she acts differently than the other kids who've always gone and been socialized since they were infants. She seems to get overwhelmed with other kids... I'm not sure how well she interacts with them too... is that something she will improve upon the more she goes? What are some play groups I could look into? I'm not on FB so I struggle to find any play groups during my days where I have LO... we end up just sitting around the house and she has no interaction with others. I've tried taking her to various libraries and the mall's play center but every single time we've gone there hasn't been a SINGLE other kid there
We would be in the same boat as you except our LO has little cousins, one who he sees daily now at grandma's (my 4-month-old niece), along with a 1-year-old and 5-year-old cousin he sees monthly. He still gets a little overwhelmed by the really loud 5-year-old, but seems to really like the ones closer to his age.
I know in our area we have "mommy and me" classes for toddlers that are run by the school district or community ed, usually a once or twice a week thing for a few hours. Do you have anything like that where she could meet a few other kids that way?
Kiddo #1: Sept 2015
BFP: 1/19, EDD: 9/30
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