Hi all, I want to put Ben into daycare for 2 or 3 mornings a week (9am - 12pm approx). I need to get him used to mixing with kids of his own age and I want him to have fun. I also need a break! I'm so scared though. I keep putting it off. I just can't bring myself to make the call. I am terrified of putting his life in a strangers hands and I can't get over the fact that I won't be there to notice if he gets pale or clingy etc etc. How will a daycare worker be able to give him the attention he needs to prevent highs and lows???? I've never been away from him for long and I am having a really hard time letting go. But I know school is coming up in a few years and I'll have no choice then. Nobody else understands why I'm so posessive of Ben but I know that here is a place where people will understand me. I don't know what will make me relax more but any advice or words of wisdom would be much appreciated. I know that I'm not irrational and that my fears are absolutley justified but I need to take a step back because I don't want to stifle Ben. Please help me to get over this fear... Ben is 2 and a half now and will be dx'd 2 years in August. Thanks, Carol.