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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:16 AM
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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: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
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: 205
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: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
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: 620
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: 1,857
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: 1,140
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: 640
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: 1,133
Views: 222,708
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: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
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: 525
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: 855
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: 449
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: 285
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: 285
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: 285
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: 361
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: 826
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: 2,048
Views: 308,941
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: 461
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: 397
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: 459
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: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
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: 398
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: 1,084
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: 662
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: 1,082
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: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
Posted By Baby Beluga
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
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: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
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: 1,319
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: 379
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: 1,304
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: 1,304
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: 1,304
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: 503
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: 377
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: 384
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: 457
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: 457
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: 347
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: 347
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: 686
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: 686
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: 502
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: 502
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: 529
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: 529
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: 529
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone lovethis I would never...

Thank you everyone lovethis

I would never deny life saving medication. Inhaler, insulin, epi pen, etc. I however do not feel comfortable dosing a oral medication for an illness here. I am okay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Baby Beluga
Medication Opinion

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

I have a child who was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do agree that parking in the driveway is safer....

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

DH primarily works from home and is almost always home and is already parked in the driveway during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Baby Beluga
Short and sweet, thank you :) I wondered about...

Short and sweet, thank you :)
I wondered about cones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Baby Beluga
This read wrong. Do I give a reason and if so how...

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

Sometimes I have a difficult time articulating my thoughts. Especially when flustered. Sorry guys :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Baby Beluga
Parking in Driveway

Wording help? Letter? Face to Face? Email?

We have a two car driveway. Most of my parents park on the street to pick their children up, but 2 park in the driveway. One had parked in the driveway...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
I am still on the fence :lol: I feel like...

I am still on the fence :lol:

I feel like the parents would follow through. I think. I would need to talk to mom about it. When they started the process at home they allowed DCB to be in the their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Baby Beluga
Another Potty Training Thread

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

I have built in bathroom breaks/diapers changes into our schedule every 1.5 hours. DCB is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 222,708
Posted By Baby Beluga
Not DC related. I emailed customer service...

Not DC related.

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

The CSR's name was "Heidy O" :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yes to both! I feel like if as adults we are not...

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

Yesterday she asked him the same thing. For the first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Baby Beluga
License exempt here - but I still keep our nap...

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

I use these. Each child has their own drawer with foldable nap mat, sheet (I use body pillow covers)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baby Beluga
It is irking me. Speak to me as an adult. I...

It is irking me. Speak to me as an adult. I always greet each adult when they arrive. It seems like it would just be a natural progression for the adult to return by greeting and then say "How was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baby Beluga
Side note, totally laughing at the "awkward...

Side note, totally laughing at the "awkward silence" tag. That is exactly what it is! Awkward silence when the adult asks the child (but is really asking me) and I don't answer until I am asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have a sheet too. So far I haven't been...

I have a sheet too. So far I haven't been responding because I feel the same as PP's do - I think it's rude to insert myself. Eye contact is being made with the child who is being asked and the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baby Beluga
May I ask how you handle it?

May I ask how you handle it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Baby Beluga
Curious - Do You Respond?

When a caregiver (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc) is asking you a question, but directs it at the child (who cannot yet understand/respond) do you answer? Or do you wait for the adult to ask you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By Baby Beluga
Yup! For my own children I buy the cheap...

Yup!

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

I used to allow crocs very early on. I had a child who would wear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis likethis likethis Here is it...

likethis likethis likethis

Here is it popular for some centers to charge by the day. Their tuition is usually very expensive and I can't image that having a revolving door of drop in children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By Baby Beluga
Late to the party, but I'm a stickler for wearing...

Late to the party, but I'm a stickler for wearing socks. For the reasons CH posted - feet in general can be gross, but especially kid feet! Plus, I have no idea how clean (or unclean) a child's home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Baby Beluga
I get this and sometimes have the same. My old...

I get this and sometimes have the same. My old dentist used to get so p!ssed at me because I would have to go about very 30 minutes. She told me not to drink so much. I told her I wasn't I was just a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you everyone! I am not sure if there...

Thank you everyone!

I am not sure if there is a family history or not, but I will ask parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,515
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis This is why I require the actual...

likethis

This is why I require the actual test results and date the allergies were diagnosed, along with other doctor information. I also require parents to provide their child's meals if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Baby Beluga
Today he had: Oatmeal with cinnamon,...

Today he had:

Oatmeal with cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk, honey, sliced banana and chopped walnuts

Lunch was triscuits, deli ham and salami, cubed cheddar cheese, bell pepper strips and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Baby Beluga
Frequent Urination

DCB, 3 years, turns 4 this week. He uses the bathroom all.day.long. Like, every 30 - 45 minutes. He doesn't drink a ton here, but uses the bathroom like he does. I try to get him to hold it for a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Baby Beluga
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,896
Posted By Baby Beluga
I have to comment on DAB. I think I need to...

I have to comment on DAB. I think I need to purchase a subscription! So I use a combination of sanitizer and hand washing with regular soap. The gel keep sliding off (the foam DAB did not) and dare I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-20-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Baby Beluga
Compression Socks?

I purchased compression socks this year to wear while working. Is this deductible? Work was the sole purpose for this purchase and they are only worn while working.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think I would pass on this family. 11 months of...

I think I would pass on this family. 11 months of poor sleep habits is going to take a very long time to undo and that is not something I would want to participate in.

I have one here now who...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Baby Beluga
Standard Meal Deduction - 2018

Tom - just confirming. The standard meal deductions for 2018 are:

$1.31 breakfast
$2.46 lunch/supper
$.73 snack

Is this correct?

I am not on the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Baby Beluga
likethis likethis likethis One of the...

likethis likethis likethis

One of the greatest lessons in life I have learned:

Those who shout from the mountain tops who they are, what they do and what they have...usually don't do or have...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-01-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
I had a similar thought and wondered if it would...

I had a similar thought and wondered if it would just be easier.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-01-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think it's wonderful your families are...

I think it's wonderful your families are respectful of your policy lovethis I have had less than respectful families - oddly enough the mom in question here brought in her child eating a granola...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
I think having families providing meals is a...

I think having families providing meals is a great move. May I ask how that works with your DS? Are your families cautious about sending in safe foods? Or is it a non issue since she is away at...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
The nut issue is big here. But we neighbor...

The nut issue is big here. But we neighbor California, so a lot of weird things are becoming issues here :rolleyes:

I totally understand and empathize with true allergies. They can be scary. But...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
Awesome, thank you CH lovethis My own family...

Awesome, thank you CH lovethis

My own family nuts all.the.time. But I hesitate to serve them to DCK's...because, IDK. Society's weird stigma on nuts?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Baby Beluga
Okay Snack?

Sometimes I eat strange food combinations, just because I will need the protein/healthy fat/whatever and it's in my house.

Today I was thinking of serving the kids fruit salad (strawberries,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Baby Beluga
I would just tell her for privacy reasons you...

I would just tell her for privacy reasons you cannot give that information out. Instead you recommend her child simply sign the valentines with their own name and leave the "to" blank.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Baby Beluga
Since he just turned 3, I haven't given this any...

Since he just turned 3, I haven't given this any thought yet. I think he's a bit young still.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Baby Beluga
He has hit mom in my presence before. Mom handled...

He has hit mom in my presence before. Mom handled it. He has never hit me.

I laughed so hard when I saw this! "Spicy" must be the new "spirited."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Baby Beluga
Most certainly! I do know he does some...

Most certainly!



I do know he does some of this at home. He has an older brother and dad who are into video games. Not sure if it's from TV, video games, or just general exposure, but he does a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Baby Beluga
"Normal" Is So Broad, I Sometimes Need A Second Opinion...

On whether a behavior is "normal" or not.

DB is 3 years old (turned 3 in November) is verbal. Is not potty trained.

DCB has had many issues with aggression here before, but it's always been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Baby Beluga
I prefer gates that you can screw in vs pressure...

I prefer gates that you can screw in vs pressure mounted. I have just found they are sturdier and filling screw holes is easier than fixing wall damage from moving the pressure mounted cups.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Baby Beluga
Short and simple, I like it. Thank you :)

Short and simple, I like it. Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Baby Beluga
No Policy In 2019, Late Arrival and No Call/No Show

I have searched but am not finding the wording I am looking for and am having a hard time coming up with it on my own.

Can you please share your arrival time cut off and no call/ no show policies?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,432
Posted By Baby Beluga
I do this too. I also go back and read them when...

I do this too. I also go back and read them when I am having a particularly rough time with work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Baby Beluga
I only have 4, so I can't speak to this...

I only have 4, so I can't speak to this personally :) But the labels come in different colors, animals and other patterns (I believe 7 to 8 different colors/designs per package) Maybe assign a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Baby Beluga
They are cute :) I prefer these: ...

They are cute :)
I prefer these:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine does as well. I think the bolded is the...

Mine does as well. I think the bolded is the perfect description. It's similar to the body washes that say they are unscented, but you can smell the chemically-plasticy smell. Maybe it's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By Baby Beluga
Mine did as well :)

Mine did as well :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,620
Posted By Baby Beluga
happyface

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Baby Beluga
Late to the party, but I don't see an issue with...

Late to the party, but I don't see an issue with teaching children that someone is eating something different because of a health issue. Both of my kids have allergies. They sometimes eat different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By Baby Beluga
Ibuprofen Recall

Check your cabinets ❤
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