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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
What type of diaper is she using? For most you...

What type of diaper is she using? For most you can just throw in an extra insert. Just be aware that if it's a pocket diaper with microfiber the insert needs to go in the pocket and not touch the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Our laws here are similar, only we're limited to...

Our laws here are similar, only we're limited to 4. Anytime I've talked to our resource center they have not been at all friendly, unless I'm asking questions about getting licensed. :dislike: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Just like with kids you can't give the whining...

Just like with kids you can't give the whining ANY attention, it teaches them to whine more. The crate may need to go out in the garage or somewhere you can't hear him for awhile of it bothers you....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,752
It was dcb's first day back after being sent home...

It was dcb's first day back after being sent home with a stomach bug that involved some explosive diapers.
Dcm: Yea! I see you haven't had to change clothes today.
Me: Well, no I haven't.
Dcm:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
I have an almost 3 year old who started this. He...

I have an almost 3 year old who started this. He went from 3 hour naps to suddenly all or nothing naps. It literally just happened all at once. One day normal nap, 3 hours and a hard time waking ....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 965
This. I did it with my own kids, but won't do it...

This. I did it with my own kids, but won't do it with the dcks. Cold carrots were a great teether! I also backed off when they had enough teeth to start taking off big hunks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
I would probably offer the use of my changing...

I would probably offer the use of my changing table. Dcm arrives, takes baby to table, changes him then hands off to you. Then you know for sure it was done. I always hated changing diapers in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
What do you mean made a replacement for? Like...

What do you mean made a replacement for? Like picked out something else for you or just got it wrong? Getting it wrong is forgivable to a point, but just replacing things?! I don't know if I'd like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
I have a small group, but I keep extras of...

I have a small group, but I keep extras of outdoor gear for each kid. I call them "the loaners". Snapping a picture and sending to both dcm and dcd of how cute little Billy looks in his pink boots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
All my families pay by cash. I have a small...

All my families pay by cash. I have a small plastic drawer unit right by the front door (kids do not have access to this area during the day). Each drawer has a kid's name on it and the parents put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 252,211
My energy came from a couple places: my thyroid...

My energy came from a couple places: my thyroid medications are finally on point, the snow is taking FOREVER to melt, and we're waiting on some big news to come in which is also driving me insane. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 252,211
Did a complete rearrange of my room last night...

Did a complete rearrange of my room last night and this morning. It's amazing how you can't see how much things aren't working until you fix it. The little guys have MORE range, the older kids have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
posted in the wrong place.

posted in the wrong place.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Bring it up to mom: "I have a new kid starting...

Bring it up to mom: "I have a new kid starting this fall and want to double check dates with you. Sally's last day is August 3rd, correct?"

Mom will either confirm the date or go "Oh gosh, no! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
You can totally do pasta in the instant pot... I...

You can totally do pasta in the instant pot... I love that thing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
The boys love this one! I think because they can...

The boys love this one! I think because they can relate most days. Along the same lines is My No, No, No Day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Bpoj5fZr0) and The Mine-o-saur...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Oh I have... the connection for this one just...

Oh I have... the connection for this one just isn't there. It's actually one of my favorites, partly because it's fun to read and partly because it is so relatable to our day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
I guess that's what I'm trying to sort out in my...

I guess that's what I'm trying to sort out in my head. Is it over the top or just age appropriate behavior and just high strung?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
So I got all the kids their own bin (with their...

So I got all the kids their own bin (with their picture on them), and assigned a cube in our cube shelf. My mine-o-saur does not get it, except for now he has something to really guard. The concept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
We went on a walk just by my house last summer. ...

We went on a walk just by my house last summer. I made Dcb hold my hand and he screamed "You're pinching me!" at the top of his lungs for most of the walk. I was just waiting on the neighbors to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
The only kids napping this afternoon are my own....

The only kids napping this afternoon are my own. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
Full participation nap time cry tag followed by...

Full participation nap time cry tag followed by "I'm going to pretend to be asleep and the moment you FINALLY get to leave the room I'll go around and wake everyone up". :mad:

Three. More. Hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
We start with their mom, dad, and last name by...

We start with their mom, dad, and last name by 2.5. I was shocked at how many kids don't know their parent's name beyond "Mommy", and that will be one of the first questions they ask if the kids get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Sensory bin! Put it in bowls, put out cups of...

Sensory bin! Put it in bowls, put out cups of water... let the kids go to town. Would be great for the younger ones too because it won't hurt if they taste it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
How old is the child? My almost 1 yr old dcb...

How old is the child?

My almost 1 yr old dcb is doing this... Things that are currently working for me are:
-Taking his plate away and having him sit at the table with just a sippy of water. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
If it makes her feel better, have her put undies...

If it makes her feel better, have her put undies under the pull-up so he still "feels" them. Then when you take it off, bag the whole thing (pull up, diaper, the mess) and send home for clean up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
1oz water + 1oz pear juice... if that doesn't...

1oz water + 1oz pear juice... if that doesn't work 1oz apple juice + 1oz water. Also a warm bath will sometimes help them relax enough to push it out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,899
:o... Dang it! I usually check that!

:o... Dang it! I usually check that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
I don't usually travel with the dcks, but...

I don't usually travel with the dcks, but depending on what age the lone child is we do field trips. I also have my own kids (3 and 4) so that factors in as well. But those days are great for going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,899
http://https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB100145027135...

http://https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1001450271357610240 (https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1001450271357610240)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,899
Wouldn't they have had an evacuation plan? That...

Wouldn't they have had an evacuation plan? That story makes it sound like they were way out ratios with no plan. I don't doubt that the soldierd helping part, but I find it hard to believe the poor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,277
I lived in floor length knit skirts and tees this...

I lived in floor length knit skirts and tees this winter. Comfy as sweats, but looked like I kinda tried to get dressed :lol:. Come summer it will be capris and tees . :Sunny: I worked in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
Finally got my non-napper on point. Cue my dck...

Finally got my non-napper on point. Cue my dck that normally sleeps 3 hours solid to stop napping at all!:eek: And because he is NEVER awake while the others are sleeping I'm having t train him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Someone else on the forum (don't remember...

Someone else on the forum (don't remember who/when) advised to never plant the seed if you would want to keep the other child. It is likely that they will pull, but let that be their idea not yours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Thank you! Between the whisks and pasta server I...

Thank you! Between the whisks and pasta server I should have enough here for all the kids. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Easter Eggs Dying

I use food coloring and vinegar to do our dye, but don't have a good system for dipping with the kids. Last year I tried to make my own dippers out of pipe cleaners, but they were too flimsy. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
My husband comes home everyday for lunch and eats...

My husband comes home everyday for lunch and eats with all of us. He also comes down to talk with me after work occasionally. All my families know upfront that he will be around from time to time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
I've done multiple 13-20 hour flights (with...

I've done multiple 13-20 hour flights (with layovers) by myself with my 2 kids. The first time they were newly 1yr and 2.5years old. You just plan as well as you can and then gut it out. 3 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
You're doing what I would do. I'm sure others...

You're doing what I would do. I'm sure others will have more input. But I would stay the course and be consistent. Though at that age it will be hard behavior to unlearn.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
It will take much much longer than 3 days.

It will take much much longer than 3 days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 850
Do you need a tissue? I see your finger in your...

Do you need a tissue?
I see your finger in your nose, you need a tissue.
That's not a snack, please go get a tissue.
Here's a tissue.
We throw our tissue in the trash can not on the floor. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Only when I need to. For the most part I put...

Only when I need to. For the most part I put them down and leave. I pop back in a couple times for the first 20 minutes or so if I need to, but after that I just carry the video monitor with me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
You've just described my 15 month old dck. ...

You've just described my 15 month old dck. Sleeps about 30-45 minutes each afternoon despite being noticeably tired before and after nap. We've had on and off nap issues since I got her at 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
15 month old sneezes with her back turned to me. ...

15 month old sneezes with her back turned to me. Hand goes to face. So much snot that I can HEAR the squish before I can even get around her to see it. Is there an emoji for "I just threw up a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
I have a mixed age group of only 5 kids. I've...

I have a mixed age group of only 5 kids. I've tried group crafts and it never pans out. If I have a craft planned then they can choose to participate or not. Mainly I do offerings of art supplies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
We had a very similar issue with the snow gear...

We had a very similar issue with the snow gear this year. Ds turned 3 in October, he had all the skills to be trained, but not the will. Over xmas break my step-son was up, and over night ds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
I would love to have set of the Muddy Buddy suits...

I would love to have set of the Muddy Buddy suits for everyone, but it's not currently in the budget.

https://www.amazon.com/Tuffo-Unisex-Muddy-Buddy-Coverall/dp/B00AHQFFU2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
We are usually so excited for break-up that we...

We are usually so excited for break-up that we make do the best we can. Just had the hard pack scraped off the driveway last week so that should melt and dry before the 3 feet of snow in the yard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
I responded above in red. Thanks y'all! I'm...

I responded above in red. Thanks y'all! I'm going to work on bins for each kid this weekend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
The Mine-o-Saur

At point do you consider the "mine" phase not typical? I have dcb right now who will be 3 in June. He is territorial to the max and will fly across the room screaming about any objects he's deemed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
If you don't have aprons, I cut up old t-shirt...

If you don't have aprons, I cut up old t-shirt (adult size) to make aprons. They obviously aren't waterproof so they work great for play dough, and can be thrown in the washer. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
In Alaska I can be unlicensed and have 4 kids...

In Alaska I can be unlicensed and have 4 kids with no oversight. However if I was licensed and wanted to just do infants I can only have 3 under 36 months, if I remember correctly.

I was just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,752
1. How my DS thinks ignoring someone works: ...

1. How my DS thinks ignoring someone works:

Me: Just ignore him.
DS: IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE!

2. Dcb2.5 is a massive Mine-o-saur, and just got upset because another kid "took it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Dcb 2.5 has a thing about certain phrases that go...

Dcb 2.5 has a thing about certain phrases that go to certain tasks. He will repeat the phrase ad nauseum until you repeat it back to him. I'll admit he has me trained, I often robot it back to him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
I feel like with daycare part of choosing a...

I feel like with daycare part of choosing a program that works for your particular family is choosing one that serves meals that work for your family. Asking a provider to change her menu to fit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
I guess my question is, how will they still owe...

I guess my question is, how will they still owe money if they continue to come for the 4 weeks? Won't they just pay for the time they are using, what else would they owe?

Also, will you still be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 252,211
Not daycare related, but as I was carrying...

Not daycare related, but as I was carrying laundry to the washer this morning my ds3 stopped playing and says "Mommy, thank you for washing my polar bear jammies. You're the best mommy ever."lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Looks like the Navigator is the double version of...

Looks like the Navigator is the double version of mine. ://www.babytrend.com/joggers/double?p=1
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Don't know of it comes in double, but I have a...

Don't know of it comes in double, but I have a Baby Trend ranger. It's almost five years old now and us still my go to. It's been through mud, gravel, the creek (not just crossing, actual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
I have a two-year old that goes to bed at 11,...

I have a two-year old that goes to bed at 11, because "she doesn't want to" and they can't seem to "make" her go to bed earlier. Here her head hits the nap mat and she is out, then I have to drag...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Cry spot during the tantrums? At least then if...

Cry spot during the tantrums? At least then if she does make herself throw up then it's in a designated area. Also, if it continued past the first two weeks or so, I would clean it up completely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
So the doctor would be providing the note to the...

So the doctor would be providing the note to the individual, which is not a violation of HIPPA. The individual would be providing the note to you, so them providing you with a doctor's note would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 252,211
A successful nap mat transition appears to have...

A successful nap mat transition appears to have happened this week. happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
I do a one week deposit that goes to the last...

I do a one week deposit that goes to the last week of care. Payments are due on Fridays for the next week of care, so theoretically they would have to give notice as they were paying for the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
I hate selling things! Had someone message me...

I hate selling things! Had someone message me last night wanting to pick up a crib today. Stayed up last night taking it down, cleaning it, cleaning and setting up the a replacement mini crib. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
I started the EASY schedule after reading "The...

I started the EASY schedule after reading "The Baby Whisperer" with my first child. The author recommends a "dream feed", where you put the child down for normal bedtime and then come in a couple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Grandfather's Clock and The Cat Came Back are...

Grandfather's Clock and The Cat Came Back are some of my favorites!!! Both ones I've heard recently as well on children's cds we got from the library.

Tom Paxton's The Worms Come Crawling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Yes, sounds like an EASY schedule (Eat, Activity,...

Yes, sounds like an EASY schedule (Eat, Activity, Sleep, Your time). Both my kids were on that routine, and it is also what I work toward with the daycare babies. For me it's easier to predict. I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-20-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Thank you! And thank you for publishing...

Thank you!

And thank you for publishing the book!!! It made the muddy water much clearer. And dare I say, it was kind of fun once I got going on it. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
They are in a group on facebook, that anyone can...

They are in a group on facebook, that anyone can request to join. Here are 3 from the past week (all different moms):

Looking for a babysitter for about 5 hours to watch my six month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Really Facebook?

A mom just posted on a local facebook group, looking for care for her child "lasting for about 5 hours, and need to start in an hour". But, the thing is, I keep seeing these posts lately: "I need a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Does she talk at all? My 15 month old dck sounds...

Does she talk at all? My 15 month old dck sounds very similar, only she says "Meh!". No apparent delays anywhere else, and I would say ahead even in some areas. I have no advice, just curious.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-18-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
TQFT (tax question for Tom)

I am sitting here with my copy of the 2017 Tax Workbook and Organizer, and I think I have most everything under control. However, I have a utilities question.

At the beginning of last year, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
How do you join a group?

How do you join a group?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
When I'm actively trying to recruit I post on...

When I'm actively trying to recruit I post on craigslist. A very short and simple add, 3-4 sentences with very basic info and a link to my Facebook page.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
I've actually watched this video before... none...

I've actually watched this video before... none of my other kids even try the gates. Even the nine month is starting to understand. This particular kid is giving me a run for my money though......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,584
The 15 month old can open baby gates. All of...

The 15 month old can open baby gates. All of them. 3 different types of closures. Walk through gates are no fun if you have to rig them closed. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
2 years last month, but only 1 year with my stuff...

2 years last month, but only 1 year with my stuff together. :lol: The first year I was a total "SAHM watching an extra kid or two". No contracts, no set hours, basic daycare doormat. :)

I plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Do you only charge for the days they attend? So...

Do you only charge for the days they attend? So if mom kept her home on her off day, she wouldn't pay at all?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
I would do this.

I would do this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
I don't have that issue with my swing set, but...

I don't have that issue with my swing set, but the horse person in me says: Layer of gravel, layer of lime dust, and put a stall mat over it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Boo! Ok, I was hoping there was something I was...

Boo! Ok, I was hoping there was something I was missing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Sounds to me like you already know the answer to...

Sounds to me like you already know the answer to your question.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Covert Diaper Digger

Dcb is 2.5 and is digging. He only poops here about once a week, and if I don't catch it immediately, he is digging. Dcp say he does the same thing at home. We have been working on potty training...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Don't crucify me, just adding our experience with...

Don't crucify me, just adding our experience with this situation so far this year.

Had a dcm test positive for influenza a couple weeks ago. Dcg is 15 mos and continued to come for the week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
An oldie but a goodie that went over really well...

An oldie but a goodie that went over really well last week for us was "the floor is lava". I used towels of various sizes as the stepping stones, made a path from one end of the room to the next. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2018, 01:52 PM
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My mom did a birdhouse with my dd4 over Christmas...

My mom did a birdhouse with my dd4 over Christmas break and she was SUPER into it. After they assembled she spent like an hour painting it.

I second the "project" idea along with lots of outside....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2018, 11:50 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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I feel that pain! I was able to sneak in labs...

I feel that pain! I was able to sneak in labs this morning, but only if I showed up as they were opening the doors. The stars alligned and I only to push back arrival time for one family. There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
I would... Roll up a towel or use a boppy pillow...

I would... Roll up a towel or use a boppy pillow under her chest (arm pit level or slightly lower) to give her a little prop up during tummy time. Repeated short tummy times throughout the day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
This is the exact cd I use, and just put it on...

This is the exact cd I use, and just put it on repeat. Its music over ocean sounds.

https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Sleep-Relaxation-Rutman-Bowmore/dp/B0007PTO64
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
I second testing the dairy theory. Sound's...

I second testing the dairy theory. Sound's similar to my dd before we figured it out. Once I stopped with dairy we saw immediate results. So much so that a few weeks later I gave her bag of frozen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
I don't think this is about clothes at all, more...

I don't think this is about clothes at all, more that about the kids that run the house. Some days I'd take my kids to 4 different stores to find the right shoes, if we were out shopping, isn't that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,752
Playing The Floor is Lava, my dd4 thinks we're...

Playing The Floor is Lava, my dd4 thinks we're playing the floor is LLAMA. "Oh no, I stepped on the llama!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
I agree about getting the director involved. If...

I agree about getting the director involved. If you and the other teacher do not have the power to stop her from visiting, the director needs to step up and set some boundaries. The spoon thing is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
I instantly thought about my own ds when reading...

I instantly thought about my own ds when reading this. Similar traits, and around that age I was at my wits end, he has since slowed at bit (currently just past 3).

Last spring had a dcm dropping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
One week deposit, refundable during the first two...

One week deposit, refundable during the first two weeks of care if EITHER party terminates regardless of reason. After that, my contracts states "Deposit will be applied to last week of care when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/93/9d/1c/939d1c159e32f77...

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Red face If I'm open, yes I charge. If I decide to close...

If I'm open, yes I charge. If I decide to close no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 252,211
We are having a new stove (for heat not cooking)...

We are having a new stove (for heat not cooking) installed downstairs today which mean DC has been upstairs all day, which we never go upstairs. Has been lots of crazy, especially since there's been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Have we had a meme thread? I don't think I've...

Have we had a meme thread? I don't think I've ever seen one.

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