My 18m son has been in the same daycare with the same caregivers since he was 8 months old 3 days a week. He has always done great there. He smiles at his carers and has never had separation anxiety. They tell me he eats great and naps 1-3 which is more than he does with us. The problem is as SOON as we get home he has a crying, clingy meltdown which can last 30 minutes. He doesn't seem hungry, just mad and clingy. What gives?! Can he not transition?
He also has a witching hour a little later on but he's had that since he was 3 days old no joke.
Anyone experienced this? It's a really stressful way for us to come home.