Helping infant adjust to new nanny?
Our 6 month old is having trouble adjusting to our new-ish nanny. Our nanny has been with us for 3 months and the first few weeks went smoothly. Baby would cry for the first few minutes of being alone with the nanny, but then calm down. Around 2 months ago, something shifted. Now Baby cries for almost the entire time they're with the nanny. Our goal is to have Baby spend 1-2 hours with the nanny in the afternoons on weekdays without a parent present.
I've tried spending lots of time with baby and nanny with all of us together, going away for very short stints within ear shot, leaving the area for 5-10 minutes at a time, having a simple mantra like "mommy and daddy always come back". Baby continues to sob with our nanny while I'm gone and stops the moment I pick them back up. Any tips for what to do here? We like our nanny and she's great with our older kids, but we'd love to figure out how to have her spend calmer time with our baby. Any thoughts or suggestions welcome. Thank you!