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Forum: Daycare and Taxes Today, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Baby Beluga
Daycare Cameras

In 2019 I purchased 2 security cameras - one is installed in the classroom and the second one is installed on the front porch.
Both were 100% purchased for DC, but we benefit from the front porch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Baby Beluga
Go with your gut - it is there for a reason :hug:...

Go with your gut - it is there for a reason :hug:

Also, IME, people who say they are XYZ multiple times, especially in a short amount of time, turn out to be the complete opposite.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love Zelle :) It makes end of the year...

I love Zelle :)

It makes end of the year totals for taxes super easy too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
:eek: That poor child :(

:eek:

That poor child :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Baby Beluga
Dairy and peanut allergies here. These are a few...

Dairy and peanut allergies here. These are a few of my dairy free snacks:

Hard boiled eggs with fruit
Meat roll-ups with garlic triscuits
Black beans with fresh pepper strips
Black beans...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-20-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Baby Beluga
I bought it....but have not read it yet. It's...

I bought it....but have not read it yet. It's been sitting on my desk forever. I have listened to some of her podcast "rise" and enjoyed what I listened to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By Baby Beluga
What a sweet, kind gesture! lovethis

What a sweet, kind gesture! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 486
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am so very sorry for your loss :hug: I...

I am so very sorry for your loss :hug:

I have never had to explain death to DCK's. But I have to my own children. I am just open and honest with them. "So and so passed away and is no longer alive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis My daughter brings home paper...

likethis

My daughter brings home paper all.the.time from school and often it ends up in the recycling the same evening. She has a binder where she is able to keep things that are important to her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Baby Beluga
I find this interesting. Heading the advice I...

I find this interesting. Heading the advice I have read from here, I take a lot of precautions to make sure my own children are not treated any differently than my DCK's. DD is in school all day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't think so. If you're able to help, in this...

I don't think so. If you're able to help, in this situation I would lovethis

I would also gather some resources for mom that may help her in the future.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Baby Beluga
Funny - all 3 of us posted within a minute of one...

Funny - all 3 of us posted within a minute of one another.

It makes sense. I was just curious :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Baby Beluga
Touche ;) That is interesting regarding the...

Touche ;)

That is interesting regarding the DL. Whenever I have been car shopping they always take a copy of my DL before test driving. Now that I type that out that may be to verify that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am curious, and it's likely due to my lack of...

I am curious, and it's likely due to my lack of knowledge on this subject - please tell me your thoughts.

When you test drive a car, you have to leave your DL/ID.
When you tour an apartment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would keep it and when you move from an in-home...

I would keep it and when you move from an in-home to the center perhaps make a pinned post about moving and being excited for the new changes and opportunities, etc.

A while back FB added a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Baby Beluga
Is he ripping pages apart from the binding or is...

Is he ripping pages apart from the binding or is he picking at the cardboard? Book tape might help. Or strong packaging tape.

Otherwise, these books are great:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had no idea! I am interested in testing mine...

I had no idea! I am interested in testing mine now to see if it gets hot enough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Baby Beluga
I use mine :) I put small toys in a mesh...

I use mine :)

I put small toys in a mesh bag, then run it on the sanitize cycle. I hang the bag to dry and once dry it makes it super easy to dump the toys back into their designated bucket.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Baby Beluga
For my own kids I always woke them up earlier in...

For my own kids I always woke them up earlier in 15 minutes increments. It's also what I have recommended to DCP's who have asked for advice on how to phase it out.

So if little sleeps from 9 -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine also got terrible rashes when teething, or...

Mine also got terrible rashes when teething, or when they were in a reflux flair up.

Ariana, have you heard of resinol cream? It is hands down the best stuff ever and often the only thing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By Baby Beluga
We do low key Halloween here. We wear pjs, watch...

We do low key Halloween here. We wear pjs, watch a G rated Halloween movie, we decorate and eat sugar cookies, do a hand print keepsake craft and a Halloween lunch.

However, the kids are bonkers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By Baby Beluga
Interesting "trend" in unlicensed care in my area

I have noticed a recent (6 months or so) interesting trend in my area.

Here you can have 4 children before you have to be licensed. 5+ you are required to be licensed.

Providers now are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thanks all. Little fell asleep here within 10...

Thanks all. Little fell asleep here within 10 minutes of lights out. Clearly his body and mind are needing the rest. His nap neighbor - my girl who only sleeps an hour, woke after one hour as always....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love it :lol:

I love it :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: What did mom say to that?

:lol: What did mom say to that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Baby Beluga
The Dreaded "I Think He Has Outgrown Naps" Talk

DCB is 4 - turns 5 in February.

Nap here is from about 12 (usually it's closer to 12:15) to 2:30. At 2:30, I wake everyone up regardless if they are asleep or not. Lights on, sound machine off,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Baby Beluga
Touche :)

Touche :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Baby Beluga
Exactly! Thank you. I would much rather...

Exactly! Thank you.
I would much rather everyone be here by 8, possibly 8:30, but even that is pushing it so that our day runs smoothly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Baby Beluga
If a parent were to ask why the child in care...

If a parent were to ask why the child in care fewer hours pays the least amount of tuition, what would you say them? Just reiterate that it's based on pick up times and not hours in care? And if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Baby Beluga
Tiered Tuition Question

I know many of you have tiered tuition based on pick up times. I have been trying to move over to this tuition model but have run into some interesting questions from parents. My question is, how do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm glad it was averted! happyface

I'm glad it was averted! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Baby Beluga
If the holiday falls on a regularly scheduled...

If the holiday falls on a regularly scheduled day, then yes.

If it falls on a day they are not scheduled to be here, then no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm sorry :hug: We went through that here 2...

I'm sorry :hug:

We went through that here 2 years ago. While I was highly irritated at the strike (the reasons here were bogus) I was so thankful I worked from home vs being one of the many many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't. I close at 5, ToT doesn't start...

I don't.

I close at 5, ToT doesn't start here until 6ish. When I lived in Ohio, ToT times were posted in the newspaper. Here, nothing is posted. It's just "do it after dinner on Halloween night."...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,040
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am the odd one out, and don't accept infants. I...

I am the odd one out, and don't accept infants. I am just too worried about SIDS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By Baby Beluga
All of them :ouch: I especially dislike...

All of them :ouch:

I especially dislike chewing with your mouth open and eating with your fingers. Lately I end up spending the entire meal period reminding a couple of specific children to use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By Baby Beluga
I feel guilty. I go out of my way to...

I feel guilty.

I go out of my way to schedule appointments on the weekend or on vacation weeks (one week in the summer and the week between Christmas and NY.) My summer "vacation" was anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 231,283
Posted By Baby Beluga
Both 2.5 year old boys are fighting over an...

Both 2.5 year old boys are fighting over an imaginary toy one is holding up to keep the other from getting it.

Yup :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
My all time most favorite DCG is leaving :( ...

My all time most favorite DCG is leaving :(

Mom has decided to quit working and be a SAHM. I am happy for her - she's wanted it for a while. But man I will miss the little girl. She is SO sweet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parents provide: Diapers or pull-ups, diaper...

Parents provide: Diapers or pull-ups, diaper cream, and an extra set of clothing (bottoms, socks, top, underwear) that remains here.

I supply everything else.

I have a large cabinet in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Baby Beluga
We have 2 bathrooms here - one in our master and...

We have 2 bathrooms here - one in our master and one that is used by guests/DCK's and my own kids.

I am anal about bathrooms being clean. I used to have a DCD who would ask to use it upon pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Baby Beluga
Oh my goodness, glad you are being taken care of...

Oh my goodness, glad you are being taken care of and I wish you a speedy recovery!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Baby Beluga
They have not. If it continues I will bring it up...

They have not. If it continues I will bring it up to have the pedi check it though :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Baby Beluga
Hypermobility was my first thought too, but he...

Hypermobility was my first thought too, but he doesn't show any other signs of it. If anything, with the exception of his fingers, he is otherwise a very rigid child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Baby Beluga
What Is This, If Anything?

I have a child here who turns 3 the beginning of January. I have noticed over the past few months he over extends his fingers. For example:

When washing hands, he just washes the palms of his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is my policy as well. I treat daytime...

This is my policy as well.

I treat daytime training and nap/nighttime training as two different things.

Children can wear underwear during awake periods after they remain dry for 2 full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By Baby Beluga
A little warning...I hate dirty floors in my...

A little warning...I hate dirty floors in my house and I actually enjoy vacuuming :lol:

I have an upright shark duo apex and the shark's version of the roomba.

I love the roomba , because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 321,531
Posted By Baby Beluga
One of the kids made cupcakes at home over the...

One of the kids made cupcakes at home over the weekend and brought in the extra to share with the class today. That was sweet in of itself.

When mom dropped off she told me they made the cupcakes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Baby Beluga
A bit of a tangent, but it confuses me why more...

A bit of a tangent, but it confuses me why more people don't understand this. Here minimum wage is currently $11/hour. 2020, it goes up to $12/hour.

We've seen huge increases in pricing. Apples...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am interested as well. Sending you a PM :)

I am interested as well. Sending you a PM :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Baby Beluga
I ran into this during my DD's year in kinder. I...

I ran into this during my DD's year in kinder. I made a map for the parents and told them where the bus stop was in relation to my house (thankfully it was a 30 second walk, 5 houses down from mine.)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm so sorry :hug:

I'm so sorry :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ours is starting that this year as well, and...

Ours is starting that this year as well, and parents were worried. However here the aftercare programs are just starting earlier to compensate for that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By Baby Beluga
Glad you're back BC lovethis

Glad you're back BC lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am so sorry :hug: I have to close for...

I am so sorry :hug:

I have to close for similar appointments sometimes. In my notice letter I usually state:

"(DC name) will be closed on Thursday June 27, 2019 due to a medical appointment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Baby Beluga
Around Christmas I always see memes about dogs...

Around Christmas I always see memes about dogs being a 12+ year commitment and to consider this when gifting a puppy for Christmas.

There needs to be something similar for people before becoming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, mine are per child, not per family. It is...

Yes, mine are per child, not per family. It is also specified in my contract.

Was a family with more than one child late? If so, if I were in your shoes I think I would just charge one late fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
Teething is the new ebola :lol: :lol: :ouch:

Teething is the new ebola :lol: :lol: :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is so true! I have one child who takes...

This is so true!

I have one child who takes the energy of more than all of my kids put together. IE - he is disciplined every minute he is here. But he is also the one child who consistently hugs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Baby Beluga
Do you have a local grocery store, beside...

Do you have a local grocery store, beside Walmart?

I buy a lot in bulk and use based on a rotating schedule. I have 2 pantries, 2 full size fridges/freezers and a mini fridge. In all fairness my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By Baby Beluga
Sadly, it's not. The hospital does offer a...

Sadly, it's not. The hospital does offer a pregnancy and newborn guide handbook that can be downloaded from their website. It is 133 pages and 3 pages are dedicated to safe sleep.

My last little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have an interesting story/comparison about...

I have an interesting story/comparison about this:

Our local county hospital offers something called a "pregnancy package" where your entire prenatal and post natal care, as well as one dental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By Baby Beluga
Dock a tot. Such an odd name... They are...

Dock a tot. Such an odd name...

They are marketed a lot to families with reflux babies. I hate it and cringe every time I see a baby in one :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Baby Beluga
Happy (early) provider appreciation day! lovethis

Happy (early) provider appreciation day! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Baby Beluga
I believe they do charge a fee - they give...

I believe they do charge a fee - they give "discounts" if you purchase in bulk. For me it ends up being around $100 a year. I will say I have not gotten any good leads from it. No one reads ;)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yikes! No advice :( What do the parents do...

Yikes! No advice :(

What do the parents do at home when he does it?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-03-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you, Tom - I appreciate your knowledge!

Thank you, Tom - I appreciate your knowledge!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 05-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Baby Beluga
Hypothetical Question

I have a family who has paid $75/week since August to hold a spot for their child. Obviously I claimed this as earned income on my taxes and sent the parents a receipt for their tax purposes.

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Baby Beluga
Longevity of the cotton shirts is a good point....

Longevity of the cotton shirts is a good point. DS has a rash guard swimsuit and I thought about getting just the tops for the kids - but they seem warmer/less breathable than the cotton so I wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Baby Beluga
Sun Shirts?

With written permission from parents, I supply and apply sunscreen before we go outside. I live in the desert and it gets hot here. Like 90 degrees at 8am. During that time of year our outside time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like pull-ups for this reason. I do think (IME)...

I like pull-ups for this reason. I do think (IME) a lot of parents put their children in pull-ups too early and because of the absorbency of the pull-ups (or lack thereof) it leads to a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By Baby Beluga
It's probably too early...and I am under...

It's probably too early...and I am under caffeinated, but he was how old? :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Baby Beluga
They are immune supporting homeopathic remedies....

They are immune supporting homeopathic remedies. They don't cure anything, but I really believe they help reduce symptoms and allow my body to heal faster. And I am usually really skeptic :lol: DD...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm sorry - I hope you feel better soon! :hug: ...

I'm sorry - I hope you feel better soon! :hug:

It doesn't get rid of illnesses, but when I am sick I take both sambucol and oscillococcinum at the same time. I swear it cuts my illness short and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
I sort of wish they did not take the dye out of...

I sort of wish they did not take the dye out of meds! I dislike food coloring, and avoid it at all costs. For those reasons I am happy you can buy dye free meds. Buuuuuuuuut no dye makes them so much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
I saw the tag, for anyone wondering this is not...

I saw the tag, for anyone wondering this is not for asthma. DCG was outside a lot over the weekend and in an area where she inhaled a lot of gnats. The think this caused lung irritation to her and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone lovethis I would never...

Thank you everyone lovethis

I would never deny life saving medication. Inhaler, insulin, epi pen, etc. I however do not feel comfortable dosing a oral medication for an illness here. I am okay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Baby Beluga
Medication Opinion

We live in an area where allergies are REALLY bad right now. Many children are being perscrbed daily doses of multi allergy meds, breathing treatments and/or steriords.

I have a child who was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do agree that parking in the driveway is safer....

I do agree that parking in the driveway is safer. Especially because we are on a corner street.

DH primarily works from home and is almost always home and is already parked in the driveway during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Baby Beluga
Short and sweet, thank you :) I wondered about...

Short and sweet, thank you :)
I wondered about cones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Baby Beluga
This read wrong. Do I give a reason and if so how...

This read wrong. Do I give a reason and if so how can I do it without throwing DH under the bus?

Sometimes I have a difficult time articulating my thoughts. Especially when flustered. Sorry guys :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parking in Driveway

Wording help? Letter? Face to Face? Email?

We have a two car driveway. Most of my parents park on the street to pick their children up, but 2 park in the driveway. One had parked in the driveway...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am still on the fence :lol: I feel like...

I am still on the fence :lol:

I feel like the parents would follow through. I think. I would need to talk to mom about it. When they started the process at home they allowed DCB to be in the their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Baby Beluga
Another Potty Training Thread

DCB is 3 years 5 months and started with me when he was 12 months. He is very smart and very hard headed.

I have built in bathroom breaks/diapers changes into our schedule every 1.5 hours. DCB is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 231,283
Posted By Baby Beluga
Not DC related. I emailed customer service...

Not DC related.

I emailed customer service about a package that was showing received by USPS info, but was showing not received by the company's website.

The CSR's name was "Heidy O" :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes to both! I feel like if as adults we are not...

Yes to both! I feel like if as adults we are not asking children these questions, they children will never learn the ways of conversation.

Yesterday she asked him the same thing. For the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Baby Beluga
License exempt here - but I still keep our nap...

License exempt here - but I still keep our nap items from touching because, ewwww :lol: :lol:

I use these. Each child has their own drawer with foldable nap mat, sheet (I use body pillow covers)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is irking me. Speak to me as an adult. I...

It is irking me. Speak to me as an adult. I always greet each adult when they arrive. It seems like it would just be a natural progression for the adult to return by greeting and then say "How was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
Side note, totally laughing at the "awkward...

Side note, totally laughing at the "awkward silence" tag. That is exactly what it is! Awkward silence when the adult asks the child (but is really asking me) and I don't answer until I am asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have a sheet too. So far I haven't been...

I have a sheet too. So far I haven't been responding because I feel the same as PP's do - I think it's rude to insert myself. Eye contact is being made with the child who is being asked and the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
May I ask how you handle it?

May I ask how you handle it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
Curious - Do You Respond?

When a caregiver (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc) is asking you a question, but directs it at the child (who cannot yet understand/respond) do you answer? Or do you wait for the adult to ask you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,203
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup! For my own children I buy the cheap...

Yup!

For my own children I buy the cheap ones from Walmart when they are on clearance. I get them for about $3 a piece then.

I used to allow crocs very early on. I had a child who would wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis likethis likethis Here is it...

likethis likethis likethis

Here is it popular for some centers to charge by the day. Their tuition is usually very expensive and I can't image that having a revolving door of drop in children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,203
Posted By Baby Beluga
Late to the party, but I'm a stickler for wearing...

Late to the party, but I'm a stickler for wearing socks. For the reasons CH posted - feet in general can be gross, but especially kid feet! Plus, I have no idea how clean (or unclean) a child's home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Baby Beluga
I get this and sometimes have the same. My old...

I get this and sometimes have the same. My old dentist used to get so p!ssed at me because I would have to go about very 30 minutes. She told me not to drink so much. I told her I wasn't I was just a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone! I am not sure if there...

Thank you everyone!

I am not sure if there is a family history or not, but I will ask parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5,609
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 608,806
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis This is why I require the actual...

likethis

This is why I require the actual test results and date the allergies were diagnosed, along with other doctor information. I also require parents to provide their child's meals if they...
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