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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
I absolutely agree. I read on FB that one...

I absolutely agree. I read on FB that one person's spouse went to 5 different stores looking for yeast. I understand the need for yeast, BUT one person going to 5 different stores is a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is super scary out. I have not ventured out in...

It is super scary out. I have not ventured out in about 7 days. I have to go out either Tuesday or Wednesday for produce, and have to admit I am leery of doing it. That's IF I can even find any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have a feeling it will too. If you (general you...

I have a feeling it will too. If you (general you - thanks BC for the term :lol:) has been watching they are rolling out restrictions in waves. They can't do it all at once. We get one restriction,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By Baby Beluga
A DCP sent a text yesterday to check in, see how...

A DCP sent a text yesterday to check in, see how I was doing, asked if we had what we needed and offered to help if I needed something that I did not have. I thought it was very thoughtful of her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
Almost everyone has experienced the shortage of...

Almost everyone has experienced the shortage of disinfect wipes, bottled water and toilet paper.

Now, baby wipes, diapers and formula are becoming short on stock.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Baby Beluga
How do his parents seem? I have come across this...

How do his parents seem? I have come across this before when I had a child from a family who believed that children "are better seen vs heard." Is it possible he is in an environment like that and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-10-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you both! lovethis

Thank you both! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-09-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is genius. Thank you! Especially the cheese...

This is genius. Thank you! Especially the cheese sauce. I make a sauce with fake vegan cheese, so there is no fat or protein in it. I am forever trying to find ways to add healthy fats I to those...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-09-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you, CH! I used to do flax meal in...

Thank you, CH!

I used to do flax meal in oatmeal for breakfast, but not everyone is here for breakfast, and of those who are, not all eat it. However, they gobble smoothies like it is no one's...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-09-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Baby Beluga
Flax Oil

I feel silly asking this question, but I am not sure. Is flax oil considered a food or supplement?

I put flax oil in the smoothies I make for my own family and considered adding it to the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-08-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have always been in the camp of frequent hand...

I have always been in the camp of frequent hand washing, keeping a clean environment, and to disinfect, sanitize, etc, as necessary. But not overly so as our immune systems need some exposure to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Baby Beluga
They're great! I used them for my own DS and...

They're great! I used them for my own DS and loved them. I prefer straw or open cups opposed to spout cups but when he was younger he just did not get the concept of not tilting a straw cup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Baby Beluga
IME, most regular pediatricians will not diagnose...

IME, most regular pediatricians will not diagnose but will refer out to developmental pediatricians to screen/diagnose things like autism. Usually the year+ wait is for an appointment to see a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
That was my understanding as well. ...

That was my understanding as well.

Thankfully, we keep masks in the house anyway because I use them when blowing leaves and mowing grass. If don't, I feel sick for days.

I went to walmart...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
An interesting read :) ...

An interesting read :)

https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/02/20/coronavirus-treatment
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Baby Beluga
Photoshop

One more question, Tom :)

My husband has a subscription to Photoshop. He pays for it out of an account that I am not on. I use Photoshop to edit pictures of my students before posting on FB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Baby Beluga
One of our all time most favorites is sink or...

One of our all time most favorites is sink or float. I have a group of theme related items that changes and the children guess whether each item will sink or float before dropping it into the bucket....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,883
Posted By Baby Beluga
Not at all. Practice the same health...

Not at all.

Practice the same health precautions as with anything else and always have a stockpile/preps in place for any emergency - not just coronavirus.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol: Sometimes they say some funny stuff! ...

:lol: Sometimes they say some funny stuff!

I was cutting grapes today and a 4 year old asked why. I explained and he told me he had a grape a while ago that was not cut and was so big it was "the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom! :)

Thank you Tom! :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-24-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
Posted By Baby Beluga
:eek: That poor child :(

:eek:

That poor child :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
Posted By Baby Beluga
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
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, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
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, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Baby Beluga
I love it :lol:

I love it :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By Baby Beluga
Touche :)

Touche :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
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, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
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, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,126
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 233,956
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 325,357
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
Posted By Baby Beluga
I'm so sorry :hug:

I'm so sorry :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
Posted By Baby Beluga
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,699
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 618,869
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,758
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,801
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, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,801
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, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,801
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
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, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
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, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
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...
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