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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 366
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm not a long term veteran provider, but have...

I'm not a long term veteran provider, but have been working with children for about 11.5 years. The biggest change I have seen is the increasing laziness of parents.

Parents are no longer okay...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mileage

If I am going to Costco to purchase stuff for my own family, but also purchase stuff for daycare (say I choose to go to Costco because I know I need items for both daycare and my family) is that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup. Both of my kids. Sounds like it's an...

Yup. Both of my kids.

Sounds like it's an eat, play, sleep cycle. Is he/she babywise baby?

The eat, play, sleep cycle worked well for us because 1) DS was a huge reflux baby and had to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Baby Beluga
Absolutely

Absolutely
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Baby Beluga
The distinction between asthma/allergies and...

The distinction between asthma/allergies and illness is an important one....and one I didn't think of. THIS is why I ask you all :lol:

Here is what got me thinking:

DCB had a barking cough, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Baby Beluga
Neither yet, just planning ahead :)

Neither yet, just planning ahead :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 821
Posted By Baby Beluga
Wow...

Wow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Baby Beluga
Okay, that's good to know. I haven't come...

Okay, that's good to know.

I haven't come across this situation with a DCK yet...but with all the stuff going around I need to have a plan before it happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Baby Beluga
Nebulizers - Yes or No

I do not administer any medication except live saving meds. Insulin, epi pen, inhaler, etc.

What if a child needs a nebulizer treatment throughout the day? Is that considered life saving?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Baby Beluga
Exactly this likethis FWIW, some of my...

Exactly this likethis

FWIW, some of my families also refer to me as a "sitter." It doesn't bother me much. Call me whatever you want. Just follow my rules and pay on time and we're good.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't sneak anything. I eat it in front of the...

I don't sneak anything. I eat it in front of the kids *shrugs*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Baby Beluga
Playing devil's advocate here: they probably did...

Playing devil's advocate here: they probably did it in case the storm arrived early. Since it was expected to arrive during a high travel time, it was probably best to just tell people to stay home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think she means no diaper bags...not diapers. ...

I think she means no diaper bags...not diapers.

If that is the case, no, I don't think not allowing diaper bags into care is restrictive. Many of us here do not allow them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't give an advance notice (like an invoice)...

I don't give an advance notice (like an invoice) but if they don't have it at pick up, I ask "and tuition for next week?" before they leave.

Often times it is either:

1) they aren't used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't think I would say anything now out of...

I don't think I would say anything now out of respect/privacy for the neighbor. If something is happening when DCP/DCK are there when anything happens you can address it then.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By Baby Beluga
Is she naturally waking early from nap, on her...

Is she naturally waking early from nap, on her own? If not, her body still needs to rest and sleep. I would tell the parents this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Baby Beluga
Whoa :mad: What a terrible miserable person that...

Whoa :mad: What a terrible miserable person that DCM must be. I am so glad you termed lovethis

Misery loves company. She probably enrolled with you to make herself feel better about herself. Spend...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-26-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Baby Beluga
Beans, sunbutter and oatmeal will be your best...

Beans, sunbutter and oatmeal will be your best friends :)

For breakfast we do:

Soy yogurt plus cereal. My kids really like the cinnamon and vanilla flavors of Kashi whole wheat biscuits (like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
This was why I second guessed myself. Based on...

This was why I second guessed myself. Based on his behavior here, I don't think it is truly needed. But in the past comfort items have always been off limits as an item to take away.

He woke a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
Discipline, Blanket, WWYD?

I enrolled a child, 5 years old, 2 days per week. Today is his 3rd day.

During the first interview mom told me DCK has a lot of behavior issues. She mentioned: trouble focusing, trouble...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Baby Beluga
I skimmed through this so I apologize if this has...

I skimmed through this so I apologize if this has already been said.

DD used to get so constipated that she would throw up. Hers would be rapid though. Like if she didn't have a BM within 24 - 48...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Baby Beluga
Standard Meal Deduction

Just verifying, the standard meal deduction for 2017 is

Breakfast: $1.31
Lunch: $2.46
Snack: .73

Is this correct?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Baby Beluga
There is a payment option directly from facebook...

There is a payment option directly from facebook now too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Baby Beluga
Oh how I feel for you and this poor mama :hug: ...

Oh how I feel for you and this poor mama :hug:

My DS (currently 9 months) was a terrible reflux baby. Terrible. I think I have PTSD from his reflux issues :ouch: :lol: :o I feel like I am the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Baby Beluga
My last group was SO good with water beads. We...

My last group was SO good with water beads. We utilized them all the time. My new group? Psssh. They are terrible with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,201
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 408,167
Posted By Baby Beluga
Opposite but equal problem. We went 103 days...

Opposite but equal problem.

We went 103 days with NO rain, Nadda. It eventually rained, but not in my location so we are still counting. lol.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm not on the food program, but this list is...

I'm not on the food program, but this list is ridiculous.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Baby Beluga
Can I come live with you? :lol: :ouch: lovethis

Can I come live with you? :lol: :ouch: lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Baby Beluga
"I Don't Waaaaaaaaaaant To"

Made wonderful tray "works" for the children. Transferring bells from bowl to bowl using a spoon, using tweezers to transfer pom poms onto printed photos of presents, Rudolph, Santa, etc, and made...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 234,609
Posted By Baby Beluga
\ YAY!!!!!!!!! lovethis

\

YAY!!!!!!!!! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,047
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm curious and awaiting for the OP to update us...

I'm curious and awaiting for the OP to update us on how she handled this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree, no diaper bags. It just isn't sanitary...

I agree, no diaper bags. It just isn't sanitary to bring them back and forth. Plus I don't want to have to search each bag for dangerous items (I worked at a center once and the Pre-K students had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,822
Posted By Baby Beluga
Old thread, but I LOVE Dr. Brown bottles. Used...

Old thread, but I LOVE Dr. Brown bottles. Used them with DD who had aspiration issues and reflux and use them with DS who also has reflux but his is worse than DD's was.

They are a pain to clean....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Baby Beluga
Surcharge for each reminder of a rule that is...

Surcharge for each reminder of a rule that is clearly stated in your handbook. Stated multiple times. That you signed. And initialed. And have a copy of.

I'd have more money than Trump :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Baby Beluga
I too divide my books in two categories - books...

I too divide my books in two categories - books that children have access to all day and "my" books that they do not have access to.

I also use "book tape" to tape the ones the children have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Baby Beluga
I've wondered (and posted) about this little one...

I've wondered (and posted) about this little one often. He has some very interesting and strange behaviors at times.

We have the book "hands are not for hitting" we read it often, but I am not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Baby Beluga
Toddler Hitting Himself

I have a new 2 in my care, who I have had for 1 year. This child has always had behavior problems (here and at home.) One of his biggest problems here is personal space and aggression. He will not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Baby Beluga
Is this for the parents and children or for the...

Is this for the parents and children or for the children only?

You could do a petting zoo
Snow
Craft (maybe ornament making?)
Cookie decorating
Winter themed sensory stations
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you all. This family is neighbors in...

Thank you all.

This family is neighbors in the sense that they live in my community (Dad lives near me, mom lives within my city, but about 10 minutes away). However, dad and I don't share...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Baby Beluga
Failure to thrive

Failure to thrive
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had no idea this man lived near me, so we have...

I had no idea this man lived near me, so we have no past. It sounds like between that and him being nearby, but not super close is a good thing.

Thanks, all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Baby Beluga
Enrolling Neighbors

How close it too close?

Had a prospective client interview yesterday - great family. Dad lives about 10 houses away from me. The way the houses are situated he is not on my street though. You go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm kind of the opposite, I prefer that children...

I'm kind of the opposite, I prefer that children eat before arrival.

I serve breakfast at 7:45am here and all of my children eat a light "snack" at home (think fig bar type food) and then eat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes! It is absolutely the most disgusting thing....

Yes! It is absolutely the most disgusting thing. This child is so bad with covering his mouth that the other children have started to complain because he is "getting them wet" :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Baby Beluga
Covering Mouth

At what age do your children begin to cover their mouth when coughing and sneezing?

I have two 2 year old children (fairly new two's) who never cover their mouth. One has sneezed probably 50...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Baby Beluga
As always BC has the words to professionally and...

As always BC has the words to professionally and politely articulate something. I wish I had that talent :lol:

BC, I tweaked your wording a bit and used it. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parent Observation

I know there have been threads like this before, but my search terms are not working.

I have a potential parent who has not yet had an interview but has asked about an observation where they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Baby Beluga
While searching old posts, I saw this for the...

While searching old posts, I saw this for the first time! Thank you for sharing lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By Baby Beluga
She was my least favorite nurse of them all, even...

She was my least favorite nurse of them all, even before the temperature incident :dislike: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By Baby Beluga
We keep our AC at 73 and the heat is usually at...

We keep our AC at 73 and the heat is usually at 68. We are a warmer climate and I love the cold!

When I was in the hospital, I had the AC set to 70-73 zone. A nurse actually came in and turned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Baby Beluga
That's an awesome deal!

That's an awesome deal!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Baby Beluga
Awesome! Glad to hear they are well loved by all...

Awesome! Glad to hear they are well loved by all ages. I have contemplated purchasing them for over a year, but hate to buy something my kids wouldn't use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Baby Beluga
Megna Tiles

How much do your DCK's love them?

Found a brand new mage set (100 pieces) for $100 and free shipping. Debating on whether I want to purchase or not. Current group consists of children ages 2 -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Baby Beluga
Just a random thought: I saw on a provider FB...

Just a random thought: I saw on a provider FB group some are making crayon name puzzles as Christmas gifts for their DCK's. You can purchase silicone letter molds on Amazon, melt the crayons, put in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Baby Beluga
He currently attends half day K, right? Is...

He currently attends half day K, right?

Is there a drop in/pay as you go center in your area?

Many centers here have classrooms specifically for drop in/pay as you go students and some have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would do this, add in a good coat of lysol...

I would do this, add in a good coat of lysol spray and set them in the sun to dry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Baby Beluga
We sing Happy Birthday to the child, that's it....

We sing Happy Birthday to the child, that's it. Occasionally a parent will ask to bring in a treat for their child to celebrate and I am okay with that.
But I don't do birthday gifts or party here....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
http://www.reflux.org/reflux/webdoc01.nsf/(vwWebPa...

http://www.reflux.org/reflux/webdoc01.nsf/(vwWebPage)/AboutGERD.htm?OpenDocument
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
Coughing while not eating is common with GERD. As...

Coughing while not eating is common with GERD. As are frequent colds/nasal issues.

I like your plan of observing, documenting and approaching mom with data. So many people think GERD is simple...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By Baby Beluga
I second the differences! Here I don't...

I second the differences!

Here I don't allow tie shoes until they can tie/untie themselves. Nor do I allow crocks or flip flops, I find they fall off feet and children fall very easily while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
Just re-read. A few thoughts, they may or may not...

Just re-read. A few thoughts, they may or may not apply here.

1) if he is a "happy spitter" the pediatrician is not likely going to care.

2) He does this most often after milk? Could he have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
I hope all is okay :hug: Does DCB cough or...

I hope all is okay :hug:

Does DCB cough or gag at lot? Does he have breathing problems like congestion or difficulty breathing? How often is he spitting up?

Sounds like GERD to me and many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like this idea! Each child has their own...

I like this idea!

Each child has their own section in my sign in/out binder. It would be very easy to add a few sheets to each child's section so when mom mentions an injury I can have her right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Baby Beluga
Child Arriving With Old Injuries - How To Document

DCG - age 2. Mom is an RN.

DCB has a good amount of accidents at home. Normal for his age, I don't expect abuse, foul play or anything like that.

He has been in my care for 3 months and mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Baby Beluga
This was my thought. Did you send home? I am...

This was my thought. Did you send home? I am curious what mom said.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,065
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm really surprised to learn fingerprinting...

I'm really surprised to learn fingerprinting wasn't a requirement in some states. I started working in a center in 2007 and and that time fingerprinting was a requirement for centers.

When I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Baby Beluga
This. They all do it at their own pace :) ...

This. They all do it at their own pace :)

With that being said, I do monthly learning goals and 2 letters are included in those goals each month. It is not pushed on the kids though. If I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis likethis

likethis likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am ALL for it. Especially as a parent. ...

I am ALL for it. Especially as a parent.

Branching off from the 55+ community and into restaurants, bars, etc idea: just because my children "can" go somewhere doesn't mean they should.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-17-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-16-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Baby Beluga
Grass

The grass in my backyard has taken a huge turn for the worse because of the DCK's.

In my area you have to plant grass twice a year: we have winter grass and summer grass. I tried planting winter...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-06-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have always served whole grain everything -...

I have always served whole grain everything - pasta, bread, rice, oatmeal. I'm the bulk bin queen :D

We always do plain greek yogurt (usually store brand) and I add in organic vanilla, almond,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is a very good point and not something I...

This is a very good point and not something I want this family to feel.

This family is golden btw. Wish I could clone them and be best friends with mom and dad, golden.

I think based on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Baby Beluga
My max group is 4 children, so I have remained...

My max group is 4 children, so I have remained open for 1 child plenty of times. And normally it is not something that bothers me.

It's just a combination of being sick, still working (my choice)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Baby Beluga
Close or Remain Open?

Wed, Thurs and Fri of next week I have one student scheduled to attend (all others are out because of fall breaks and family vacations.)

I am closed on Thursday to take my little guy to the GI...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have not, but I have heard great things about...

I have not, but I have heard great things about them!

Right now I have my younger ones using the take and toss cups and ikea open top cups and both have held up well in the dishwasher.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Baby Beluga
I agree with others, it sounds like it might be...

I agree with others, it sounds like it might be yeast. Has mom tried treating it as a yeast infection yet?

Also, sometimes diaper allergies will develop out of nowhere. A child can use a diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Baby Beluga
At first I was going to suggest a chemical of...

At first I was going to suggest a chemical of some sort that is in every day objects. I am allergic to formaldehyde. It is in EVERYTHING. Boxes, some nail polishes, furniture. I break out in random...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Baby Beluga
Cup Labels

I've tried tons of cup labels and they all come off when washed. Have been using these labels for about month on both DD's water bottles and the DCK's cups. All are washed daily in the dishwasher and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,186
Posted By Baby Beluga
A yellow toy train in our vehicle bin. Everyone...

A yellow toy train in our vehicle bin. Everyone wants it....then they just hold it. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By Baby Beluga
October is the start of our nice weather here....

October is the start of our nice weather here. After 115+ degree temps all summer I LOVE that it is in the 60's in the mornings. The first thing I do it open every single window to let the house air...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, and I only have 4, lol.

Yes, and I only have 4, lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Baby Beluga
I also don't invite parents. The children and I...

I also don't invite parents. The children and I have parties/fun events and I share photos with the parents.

Honestly, I have had parents complain before that their previous center/provider would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Baby Beluga
Can you print your texts out? Sometimes you can. ...

Can you print your texts out? Sometimes you can.

You can also take a screen shot and email that to yourself for a paper trial.

On a side note, this is why I switched to google voice for my DC...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would accept a text, email or handwritten...

I would accept a text, email or handwritten notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,916
Posted By Baby Beluga
I always wake.

I always wake.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-19-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-18-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Baby Beluga
Fees On Taxes?

Should enrollment fees and late fees be included in the parents end of the year total on their tax receipt?

I know I have to claim it on MY end but am unsure if I include it on the receipt I make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By Baby Beluga
I've always ordered mine from lakeshore learning....

I've always ordered mine from lakeshore learning. The ones I have now are about 4 years old and still look brand new.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,588
Posted By Baby Beluga
The ped suggested skipping meals?

The ped suggested skipping meals?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,588
Posted By Baby Beluga
My MIL is law loves steaks. One year DH and I...

My MIL is law loves steaks. One year DH and I took her to a steakhouse for her birthday. It was my first time in a steakhouse. I swear I could smell blood. It took everything in me not to throw up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,588
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethislikethislikethislikethislikethis ...

likethislikethislikethislikethislikethis

Although I don't serve ground meat because I simply am not a big fan of red meat. I will occasionally make pot roast, but that's about it as far as red...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Baby Beluga
Another vote for hating the rock and play. ...

Another vote for hating the rock and play.

Unfortunately it is suggested in so many groups to parents of children with reflux. DS never slept in one. He was in a pack and play bassinet in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Baby Beluga
This was my thought too.

This was my thought too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mom Not Signing In Correctly

I used to sign the children in/out myself (license exempt.)

After thinking about it, it made more sense to have the parents sign the children in/out.

I have one parent who estimates her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,455
Posted By Baby Beluga
:hug: I'm sorry you had a rough day. I hope...

:hug: I'm sorry you had a rough day. I hope tomorrow is better.

I also echo your thanks for this forum and its members lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Baby Beluga
What an interesting pic, they look so different! ...

What an interesting pic, they look so different!

If be interested to know if today's diapers or older diapers held more. Also didn't know Luvs was an older brand. Not sure why but I figured it...
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