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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think overall, yes. Unless the child is...

I think overall, yes. Unless the child is overweight then I have heard/read then 1% is recommended.

DS drinks 12oz of formula per day (6oz in the morning, 6 oz at night) and water the remainder...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't take littles that young, so I can't help...

I don't take littles that young, so I can't help there. But my own DS loved empty water bottles. He crushes them, shakes them and bites them. And he has a ton of toys! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup. Makes no sense to me. Family didn't pay late...

Yup. Makes no sense to me. Family didn't pay late fee yesterday. I sent an email reminding them that it was due and child would not be able to attend until it is paid. It's so stupid that parents put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Baby Beluga
The BEST Diaper Cream

The cream was suggested by a mom in my community and it is absolutely the best cream hands down.

DS has been having 4+ BM's a day (um....because he eats like a pig) and I tried all the creams on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB is here 2 days a week. Thursday (4/5)...

DCB is here 2 days a week.

Thursday (4/5) DCD goes out of town because a sister in law passed away.

Monday DCB was present and mom texts me at 4:06pm, said DCD was still out of town and DCB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Baby Beluga
While I don't think watering down the milk will...

While I don't think watering down the milk will help with constipation, I don't think it would harm anything either and I would be okay doing it.

Sounds like parents need to find the root cause...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Baby Beluga
These are all wonderful ideas - thank you! ...

These are all wonderful ideas - thank you!



I love the idea of putting supplies in a box where he can choose what/how to write his name. I have many supplies, but they are organized by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,545
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes to gloves! I even wear gloves when changing...

Yes to gloves! I even wear gloves when changing my own son's BM diapers :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,545
Posted By Baby Beluga
The tags on this thread :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The tags on this thread :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Baby Beluga
The computer time is a great idea. I have ABC...

The computer time is a great idea. I have ABC mouse...maybe that will help encourage him some.

Fine motor skills are okay from what I can see. He cuts well. Colors/draws well. He is able to draw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Baby Beluga
Writing Name

DCB turns 5 in July and has zero writing skills. Can't even verbally spell his name to me.

I have him "write" his name doing the best he can on the back of artwork. And he refuses to do it. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Baby Beluga
As a mandated reporter you are required to say...

As a mandated reporter you are required to say something. I was told you could be liable if you know the child is not properly restrained when leaving your home and something happens to the child....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have this one for DS. I needed something to...

I have this one for DS. I needed something to keep him safe from older children while we are outside. I too like that it has a bottom as he also puts everything in his mouth. DS would spend the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,545
Posted By Baby Beluga
Casual black pants, tops and a cardigan when...

Casual black pants, tops and a cardigan when needed.

The pants I wear are advertised as "athletic pants" but they look just like black dress pants. Even a DCM of mine who is a teacher asked where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had no idea!

I had no idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
My vent for the day, parents who let their kids...

My vent for the day, parents who let their kids bring items and then play dumb.

Yesterday:

DCB (5.5) arrives with a fingerling.

Me: I will hold this while you take your shoes off, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
They don't make onsies, but the do make one piece...

They don't make onsies, but the do make one piece jammies. In fleece, cotton, with attached feet and with no attached feet....a pair for every temperature and weather :D

Does she do this while in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
:eek: :eek: That is disgusting.

:eek: :eek:

That is disgusting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 394
Posted By Baby Beluga
I JUST ordered these yesterday. I will let you...

I JUST ordered these yesterday. I will let you know how I like them once they are installed :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Baby Beluga
It being just the mount and not the equipment...

It being just the mount and not the equipment makes sense :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Baby Beluga
My thoughts too! I searched this exact model...

My thoughts too!

I searched this exact model on google "shopping" and they were also $2k+ Even at $200 for the climber and shipping, it is a steal.

DS just turned 1 yer (yay!!) and he is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Baby Beluga
Baby Climbing Equipment

Am I missing something?

This price seems too good to be true, right?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
Apparently :lol: On a positive note, I had...

Apparently :lol:

On a positive note, I had one DCM who dropped off this morning. Her child is not present on Fridays so Good Friday doesn't affect her. But she told me she went through my list of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
Posted By Baby Beluga
Holidays are listed in parent handbook (that...

Holidays are listed in parent handbook (that parents re-sign every fall season and get a new copy)

Send out a (paper copy) list of those same holidays/closures at the beginning of the year.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Baby Beluga
I give a Christmas gift to each child (always a...

I give a Christmas gift to each child (always a book) as well as a Mother's Day and Father's day gift (made by the children) to the parents.

That's it.

I have themed curriculum and I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Baby Beluga
Picasso Tiles - Groupon

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-picasso-tiles-3d-magnetic-building-block-sets-1?utm_source=fbc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=US_MB_SOM_FBC_TIM_RCT_RS_CBP_CH1_NBR_x%2Afb6081299775234&bypass=true
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you BC. Maybe preemptive warnings will word...

Thank you BC. Maybe preemptive warnings will word off concerned questions.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By Baby Beluga
Lately it has been: "Take your hands out of...

Lately it has been:

"Take your hands out of your underwear" (newly potty trained DCB)

and

"Fingers out of your mouth please. Go wash your hands." To a 5.5 year old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Baby Beluga
You can make candles :) ...

You can make candles :)

https://www.makeandtakes.com/new-uses-old-broken-crayons
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you for the link! Yes, these will be...

Thank you for the link!

Yes, these will be for my eyes only. Those with cameras, do you have parents ask to view them? My parents are nosy and as soon as they see it they will ask about them. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Baby Beluga
TBH, I'm not sure. I flew with DD when she was 6...

TBH, I'm not sure. I flew with DD when she was 6 months, but it was a 45 minute flight she had her own seat and sat in her car seat the whole time, so she fell asleep.

DD and I used to take road...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Baby Beluga
Time for Cameras

I have thought about getting cameras for a while, and the time is now. I keep reading of providers who are blamed for things and they did not do and it makes me incredibly uneasy. So, I am investing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Baby Beluga
If I knew he would sleep on the plane, not be a...

If I knew he would sleep on the plane, not be a cranky, tired mess and be able to participate in our activities I would absolutely be okay with him coming directly after his flight.

Mom keeps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Baby Beluga
I like this wording, thank you.

I like this wording, thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Baby Beluga
Sister is on spring break the entire week. So she...

Sister is on spring break the entire week. So she will be home.

Mom is off work on Wednesday (the day he is supposed to attend after his flight.) I am unsure of dad, but I am guessing he is going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Baby Beluga
Attending Directly After A Flight

This has not happened to me before and I am unsure how I want to handle it moving forward. Advice?

DCB (2.5) is flying 2 states over with his family for vacation. His return flight lands at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Baby Beluga
Magna Tiles Score

I found a set of 200 magnatiles on my local buy/sell page for $45. There are are normal scratches from use, but otherwise they are in awesome condition. I have wanted these tiles for a long time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By Baby Beluga
I've never had a DCK try to enter my fridge or...

I've never had a DCK try to enter my fridge or cabinets....I prob just jinx myself and it will happen in the next few days now :lol:

I do let DD get her own food though. I keep lots of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes, every time it happens. It's an adjustment...

Yes, every time it happens. It's an adjustment for everyone. The good new is, we all eventually adjust! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes! I remember being so excited to show DD A...

Yes! I remember being so excited to show DD A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving when she was younger....until we started watching it. I too had that same moment of "Yikes! Did I watch this as a kid?!"

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Baby Beluga
Doesn't Easter always fall on a Sunday? I...

Doesn't Easter always fall on a Sunday?

I take Good Friday off, but not Easter Monday.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine says the same for measuring square footage...

Mine says the same for measuring square footage for ratio purposes. But since the counters, sink, etc are used for daycare I wondered if it were different when measuring for taxes.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-07-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Baby Beluga
Square Footage

When measuring the square foot for time/space percentage, do you include counters? For example, in the kitchen, do you measure just floor space or do you include the space the counters/cabinets take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Baby Beluga
My curse word replacment is "seriously." My...

My curse word replacment is "seriously."

My 6 year old now says it and when she does it is sounds so disrespectful :( :ouch: :o

Trying to break her of that habit is hard. Especially when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Baby Beluga
He had to of heard it from somewhere :( I don't...

He had to of heard it from somewhere :( I don't believe a 4 year old just comes up with this on his own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am drafting an email to the parents now. So...

I am drafting an email to the parents now. So far, this is what I have:

Hi parents,

I am sending this email to notify you both of a behavior I witnessed in X today. This morning X and another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB Saying He Wants to Kill Himself

DCB, 4 years, had to sit out today because he was playing rough with a manipulative. Was warned to be gentle - he continued to play rough, so he was excused from the activity. He sat out then said "I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is so true. Can't count how many times I...

This is so true. Can't count how many times I have been an aisle or two over, heard the cry and ran the other way to run into that exact family elsewhere in the store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By Baby Beluga
Well, when put this way I can understand the...

Well, when put this way I can understand the whipped cream.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Baby Beluga
No to an eval. I am guessing SPD and/or...

No to an eval.

I am guessing SPD and/or ADHD. I don't think ODD.

He is not highly intelligent. Was tested for early admittance into K last summer and did not come close to passing. He tested...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Baby Beluga
DCB Bites Himself

DCB, 5, is an interesting one. He is the one I posted about taking his blanket away.

He is sweet. He is smart. He is also manipulative, rough, loud and has listening ears that are "broken." This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am legally license exempt...why in the world...

I am legally license exempt...why in the world can't you use shaving cream? :(

On a side note, I remember the last day of school in elementary school the teacher would have everyone use shaving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By Baby Beluga
These are two of our favorites: Shaving...

These are two of our favorites:

Shaving cream shamrocks (instead of the squeegie, you can use an expired gift card, credit card, grocery card, etc.)
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Baby Beluga
Awwww! So happy little one is doing better...

Awwww! So happy little one is doing better lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do have a policy on lice and nits - children...

I do have a policy on lice and nits - children must be lice and nit free before returning to care.

Bacterial pink eye: 24 hours on eye drops + discharge free
Viral pink eye: excluded until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
I thought it was low, but maybe SA is the...

I thought it was low, but maybe SA is the difference? My last check, preschools in my area charged $35 per day for 8am - 4pm with an additional $10 per day for extended hours which are 7am - 6pm. So,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
I don't think you're cold hearted at all. If...

I don't think you're cold hearted at all. If anything, I am in the blaming myself stage and wish I weren't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
This is so true. Free Pre-K hasn't started...

This is so true.

Free Pre-K hasn't started in my city...yet. The school districts offer lower cost preschools that are 3ish hours long, and the high school students often help run the program....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
That what confused me though. I am more of a...

That what confused me though. I am more of a preschool type environment. I advertise myself as an educational in-home daycare and preschool. I have weekly learning themes as well as monthly learning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By Baby Beluga
Say Something or See How It Plays Out?

DCM posted on a local FB group last night asking for recommendations on a location preschool. Do I say something? Not in the finger wagging "I saw what you posted way" but more in the "I saw what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
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 02-22-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Baby Beluga
Absolutely

Absolutely
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Baby Beluga
Neither yet, just planning ahead :)

Neither yet, just planning ahead :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,032
Posted By Baby Beluga
Wow...

Wow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
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, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
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, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-15-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
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, 11:30 AM
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Views: 1,095
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
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, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,407
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 422,382
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,875
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 241,077
Posted By Baby Beluga
\ YAY!!!!!!!!! lovethis

\

YAY!!!!!!!!! lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,225
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
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, 08:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,016
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, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
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, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
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
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