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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Tin Blues
Iím 59 with high blood pressure and diabetes. I...

Iím 59 with high blood pressure and diabetes. I closed on the 17th. No regrets. Through the kids, I was exposed to every single person that my daycare parents saw in their jobs. Several parents were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tin Blues
I already wrote a note to my parents letting them...

I already wrote a note to my parents letting them know I may close as the coronavirus gets close, told them to get ready and start making a plan. Iíll write them a check and refund money as needed. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Tin Blues
With Easter coming up, you could give them eggs...

With Easter coming up, you could give them eggs and baskets and let them take turns hiding eggs and finding them. My kids have always loved playing this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 53,319
Posted By Tin Blues
Iím scared. But Iíve been following it since...

Iím scared. But Iíve been following it since early January, thought it reached the tipping point last week. Take a look at the worldometers website and check out the paper published on the 72,000...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tin Blues
Half of my parents prepay monthly and I donít...

Half of my parents prepay monthly and I donít offer any discount.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Tin Blues
How long have you had this child? Are you still...

How long have you had this child? Are you still in your 2 week trial period?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By Tin Blues
Itís not just the commute. Thatís an extra 4000...

Itís not just the commute. Thatís an extra 4000 miles a year in mileage for their vehicle.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Tin Blues
Is she teething? My kids often got acidic poops...

Is she teething? My kids often got acidic poops that caused diaper rash when they were teething.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Tin Blues
Pampers makes a size 7 that you can order online.

Pampers makes a size 7 that you can order online.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Tin Blues
How old is it? Here, we have to keep our crib...

How old is it? Here, we have to keep our crib records, showing the age and whether it was made after the new crib regulations.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Tin Blues
Sorry, I got stuck on the trampolines bit. Do you...

Sorry, I got stuck on the trampolines bit. Do you live in a state where trampolines are still allowed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tin Blues
Are you licensed? Here, we have an infant feeding...

Are you licensed? Here, we have an infant feeding schedule parents have to fill out and sign, and then we sign. If table food isnít mentioned, we canít give it. Only what is okayed by the parent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tin Blues
Honestly, thatís a huge red flag. The older I get...

Honestly, thatís a huge red flag. The older I get the less patience I have for listening to crying. Iím looking for parents that set their kids up for success at daycare. Itís possible she could make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tin Blues
My babies are all on table food by 9 to 10 months...

My babies are all on table food by 9 to 10 months and feeding themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Tin Blues
An itchy nose can sometimes go along with asthma...

An itchy nose can sometimes go along with asthma or allergies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By Tin Blues
Do you mean things like bug spray, neopsorin, or...

Do you mean things like bug spray, neopsorin, or sunscreen?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tin Blues
How do you think licensing would feel about the...

How do you think licensing would feel about the zen sack? It looks intriguing but licensing has gotten so strict with their safe sleep policies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Tin Blues
How about an old fashioned cloth handkerchief he...

How about an old fashioned cloth handkerchief he could keep in his pocket?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By Tin Blues
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By Tin Blues
Iím in the short and sweet camp. Do not get...

Iím in the short and sweet camp. Do not get wordy. Donít give any ammunition that they can argue about.

Due to health reasons I am terminating daycare services to dcb on such and such date....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tin Blues
Would you have had room for a child size coat...

Would you have had room for a child size coat rack? This would allow the kids to hang it up and get it down by themselves.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,970
Posted By Tin Blues
Going forward, realize the more you use your...

Going forward, realize the more you use your backbone, the easier it gets. Itís your business. When something doesnít work for you, speak up. If a family balks, you didnít need or want them anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,255
Posted By Tin Blues
Do you have magna tiles? Single most played with...

Do you have magna tiles? Single most played with toy in my daycare for years. Lakeshore Learning has jumbo size magna tiles that Iíve been eyeing, but theyíre 300 bucks for one set.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By Tin Blues
And they think the center is illegal.

And they think the center is illegal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Tin Blues
I was going to say the same thing. Find an...

I was going to say the same thing. Find an alternative to long term use of Benadryl, since itís been associated with the loss of cognitive function.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By Tin Blues
Iíve had 2 babies close in age before and I put...

Iíve had 2 babies close in age before and I put them on the same schedule for eating and sleeping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Tin Blues
Thereís no shame in terming. Youíve tried for...

Thereís no shame in terming. Youíve tried for months. You canít fix every kid. Sometimes, for whatever reason, itís not a good fit. Put the onus back on the parents. Itís their job to deal with their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tin Blues
Rabies was my first thought, too.

Rabies was my first thought, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Tin Blues
If sheís already paid a holding fee, isnít she...

If sheís already paid a holding fee, isnít she already paying for the spot? Why would she be charged again?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,264
Posted By Tin Blues
What state are you in?

What state are you in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,408
Posted By Tin Blues
Yes, Iíve known within the first 5 minutes that I...

Yes, Iíve known within the first 5 minutes that I wasnít going to offer a spot to somebody. Iím pretty blunt with parents. Let them know that Iím looking for the best possible fit and I interview...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Tin Blues
I only let 3 and under play in the Little Tikes...

I only let 3 and under play in the Little Tikes cars. Kids that get on stuff theyíre not supposed to get to sit and watch the other kids play. Having said that, though, I do have plenty for older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By Tin Blues
Do you find you dread Monday mornings? Do you see...

Do you find you dread Monday mornings? Do you see a night and day difference with your group when this child isnít there? Honestly, one of the best gifts you can give yourself is saying, ok, this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,891
Posted By Tin Blues
My daycare kids love pickled beets. First thing...

My daycare kids love pickled beets. First thing they choose to eat off the plate.

I hate rice. Every time I serve it, I swear never again.

I never serve creamed corn. It makes me gag. Since I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,811
Posted By Tin Blues
I call and leave a message. And then go on to the...

I call and leave a message. And then go on to the next person on the list. And I keep calling until I know the situation. But I only take full time kids and they all have the same schedule. If one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tin Blues
No. Just no. It isnít your job to help every kid....

No. Just no. It isnít your job to help every kid. This job is stressful enough as it is without adding a super challenging child. Term and donít look back.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tin Blues
Chances are your children already have it. The...

Chances are your children already have it. The vast majority of people have the virus but never manifest symptoms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Tin Blues
The first thing I do on day one with a new infant...

The first thing I do on day one with a new infant is put them on a schedule. Sit down and figure out your current schedule. What is set in stone? Then take a look at how frequent bottle feedings need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,521
Posted By Tin Blues
Me too. Love getting recommendations from others...

Me too. Love getting recommendations from others about books kids like.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tin Blues
In many states now, itís not even legal to...

In many states now, itís not even legal to swaddle at all or past a certain age. Here, we canít swaddle past 1 month. And a Merlin suit wouldnít be allowed. Infants have to have complete freedom of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,521
Posted By Tin Blues
I Ainít Going to Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

I Ainít Going to Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tin Blues
I had one in full blown sobbing this morning....

I had one in full blown sobbing this morning. Why? Because sheís looking at me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By Tin Blues
I thought you had to be on antibiotics for at...

I thought you had to be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before you could open with strep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tin Blues
Iíve never given my parents my cell phone number....

Iíve never given my parents my cell phone number. We are required to have a landline in my state. I use that for all phone communication with parents. I tell them the hours to expect calls from me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Tin Blues
No, I put little ones in the crib and walk out....

No, I put little ones in the crib and walk out. They put themselves to sleep. Older kids go down on nap mats. I leave the door ajar so I can check. Theyíre all asleep usually within 10 minutes. Iím...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By Tin Blues
Licensing recently changed requirements here for...

Licensing recently changed requirements here for no shows. Provider is required to call and keep going down the emergency contact list until we get an answer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tin Blues
I just purchased a Simplay3 My Buddy and Me SUV...

I just purchased a Simplay3 My Buddy and Me SUV and put it together last night. Itís very similar to Little Tikes and Step2. The cool thing, though, is that 2 kids can use it at the same time. Iíd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Tin Blues
Music with lots of movement. Scarves and rhythm...

Music with lots of movement. Scarves and rhythm sticks. Or Iíll pull something special out of the closet that I havenít had out in a while.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tin Blues
Keep in mind how much square footage you need per...

Keep in mind how much square footage you need per child, indoors and outdoors.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tin Blues
I have an ez roller that the older kids can ride...

I have an ez roller that the older kids can ride although Iíve had 2 year olds that can ride it, too. It goes like greased lightning so I have to occasionally remind to slow down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tin Blues
Iíve found some nice quality stuff at Lakeshore...

Iíve found some nice quality stuff at Lakeshore Learning and Discount School Supply. But I wouldnít say itís cheap. Seems like all the school/daycare supply stores are pretty pricey.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tin Blues
Mine are from Lakeshore Learning. Iíve had them...

Mine are from Lakeshore Learning. Iíve had them for 7 years and they have no signs of wear at all. I also had some folding mats from Walmart. They did not wear well and I ended up throwing them out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Tin Blues
Pool noodle bats and balloons. Simon says....

Pool noodle bats and balloons. Simon says. YouTube videos using scarves or rhythm sticks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Tin Blues
The youngest was around 13 months and the oldest...

The youngest was around 13 months and the oldest was 21 months. I keep morning nap very short for infants approaching a year, 45 minutes to an hour.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-21-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Tin Blues
New Member

Hi, finally decided to join after 8 years of browsing this forum.
I have a licensed home daycare in Montana.
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