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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By Solandia
Lol. I remember my granny soaking saltines in...

Lol. I remember my granny soaking saltines in coffee for me. I recently recalled this to my mom, and she never knew.

Coffee is also one of the low tech Mom “tests” for adhd. If the child majorly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Solandia
I don’t recall the regs, but I would not have...

I don’t recall the regs, but I would not have taken kids out. The heat indexes were terrible. Ours was 111F, statewide was heat index over 100 almost everywhere all day.

As a parent I would have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Solandia
I am far from unbiased as i currently foster a...

I am far from unbiased as i currently foster a child with sbs. I know serveral caregivers of kids with sbs, and convictions and jail time far and few between.

In milder cases, I can se where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,375
Posted By Solandia
My son absolutely loves babies, and has pretty...

My son absolutely loves babies, and has pretty much decided that he wants work at a daycare or have a home daycare when he grows up. That or a police officer, lol.

But he already get a side eye -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By Solandia
I second/third the overnight dipes. Now the...

I second/third the overnight dipes.

Now the eating/drinking part....I would encourage mom to seek out a pediatric nutritionist vs pediatrician. They see/deal with atypical eaters way more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By Solandia
I would just ask her what was up and to please...

I would just ask her what was up and to please not use my driveway and to change the bus pick up & drop off.

I just found out that it takes about 2-3 days for my schools transportation dept to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Solandia
No hard feelings, please! (About the...

No hard feelings, please! (About the salt/seasonings).

But I enjoy using different tastes for the kids, I use a lot celery, onion, garlic, mushroom and carrot(to add sweet to things like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By Solandia
What kinds of meals are you making, how to you...

What kinds of meals are you making, how to you prepare?

Just to be clear, I'm not putting on you. But over the years I've realized that that there are wildly different ideas on the implementation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Solandia
I would call. I've had two failure to thrive...

I would call. I've had two failure to thrive babes(one daycarekid,one foster). In my county, a FTT dx should be automatically Hotlined. But it wasn't for my foster baby for some reason, to his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By Solandia
Not poison, but add drugs...absolutely. It...

Not poison, but add drugs...absolutely. It happens frequently. I had one mom who would add Motrin or benedryl to the lunchtime baby food jar for teething/better nap/sniffles...One mom who would add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By Solandia
Also, keep in mind the 6mo growth spurt is a...

Also, keep in mind the 6mo growth spurt is a doozy. I once had the daintiest of eaters double their intake for a period of time (like up to a week, eek!). And typically blow through their stash until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By Solandia
not in Ca, but none of my kids have a 4th HiB, it...

not in Ca, but none of my kids have a 4th HiB, it was only a 3 shot series to begin with...we all go to the same clinic. Hib isn't even a required vax in my state anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,898
Posted By Solandia
The best bottles are the ones baby likes. LOL ...

The best bottles are the ones baby likes. LOL

I see the best results with Dr Browns & playtex drop-ins,the old school ones...but...with pukers I also see improvement using *distilled* water, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By Solandia
My most difficult to feel baby would eat in the...

My most difficult to feel baby would eat in the bouncy seat, not with me. Also...my go-to bottles (the old style Playtex drop-ins with the rubber nipple) are no longer manufactured. Most of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,741
Posted By Solandia
Looking from a parent perspective, I wouldn't...

Looking from a parent perspective, I wouldn't give a head's up either. Why ruin the relationship (like you are questioning "whats wrong with me"?) when I might not even find a new daycare or switch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By Solandia
I think it is more of a cultural shift in what is...

I think it is more of a cultural shift in what is considered clothing-appropriate. Dd(16yo) and I were talking about a similar issue just this week.

Back in the day(high school) a few decades ago...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,360
Posted By Solandia
I missed the part where the child hadn't had any...

I missed the part where the child hadn't had any dental care. That is not okay, not at all. i would do the same as you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,360
Posted By Solandia
Define "taken care of". Did she say if the child...

Define "taken care of". Did she say if the child was in the care of a dentist or not?

My 5yo has 2 huge cavities (yes, very gross and noticeable) and several small ones that aren't obvious. He is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Solandia
I did PNO years ago, and it was a big hit. I did...

I did PNO years ago, and it was a big hit. I did the last friday of every month. I did a set fee, per family, and it was great. Set end hours, I did 10pm. We did a craft/ activity, had pizza & a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,167
Posted By Solandia
Chiming in like the others... #1 - you are a...

Chiming in like the others...
#1 - you are a business, a babysitting biz or home daycare, whichever you call yourself

#2 - it is taxable income, cash or not

#3 - your clients can still claim...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By Solandia
I wouldn't trust the temp of the hot water heater...

I wouldn't trust the temp of the hot water heater to stay under the correct temp, so I would do the anti-scald things

Why? Because even if you have the water heater set at 115 or 120, it is NOT...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By Solandia
IMO, the risk isn't the licensing agency...

IMO, the risk isn't the licensing agency part...it is if you tick off a family & they report you. I wouldn't risk it.

I would talk to the licensing worker and ask if everything is done & pending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,874
Posted By Solandia
I have no problem accommodating allergies,...

I have no problem accommodating allergies, special needs, etc, as long as it is safe & appropriate to do so. I also require the parent to pay for my training for their child...I don't/refuse to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,961
Posted By Solandia
I agree with the others in that if he doesn't...

I agree with the others in that if he doesn't work out in your daycare, then he doesn't work out.

Now, I do have experience with the dx'ing and dealing with ODD, it is just a list of check boxes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Solandia
If she is going at home, then mom is an idiot to...

If she is going at home, then mom is an idiot to mess this up. IMO. Who cares if she doesn't go at school? It is not uncommon for both adults AND kids to not go at school/work, and wait until they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Solandia
I would wait and see how it impacted the daycare...

I would wait and see how it impacted the daycare on a case by case basis before making any blanket statements or rules about it.

My own 4yo ds is on Miralax daily, for encopresis, and he is 100%...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,373
Posted By Solandia
You just described most of my years as a daycare...

You just described most of my years as a daycare provider!

Really, I just always had a full house of high energy, implusive, rough & tumble kids.

I ended up having a very structured day, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By Solandia
Depends on the the what it was for, some things...

Depends on the the what it was for, some things are automatic disqualifiers in your state. It depends. You will have to talk to someone in licensing about it. You might be able to appeal, and what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By Solandia
There is no philosophical exemption for...

There is no philosophical exemption for immunizations for IL. They either have to have a medical or religious exemption ON FILE (it has to be a signed statement), or you are out of compliance.

Not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By Solandia
I had a client with a reimbursement like yours....

I had a client with a reimbursement like yours. It was such a pain in the rear.If I get back into daycare and deal with FSAs, I will charge an extra fee for it. It cost me an extra 10-15 min/week on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By Solandia
I have used a hoola hoop to reinforce personal...

I have used a hoola hoop to reinforce personal bubble. It works about half the time. I have had quite a few "personal space" challenged kids here. They tend to be the "low impulse control" and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By Solandia
It will fade away,i promise! The mom will find a...

It will fade away,i promise! The mom will find a new "expert opinion" and ask for favors from new people who are more easily accessible. I still get a random call from my ex dcp like that...but that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By Solandia
I mom taking any supplements to increase supply? ...

I mom taking any supplements to increase supply?

I had one mom that took fenegreek, and almost doubled the amount she pumped. However, for little guy, it made him very fussy and he ate more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,980
Posted By Solandia
I would just tell them that you have already...

I would just tell them that you have already addressed concerns as issues came up. But...f they need you to fill out a questionnaire of some sort as part of an eval in the near future, that you would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Solandia
I have had kids that copy a stutter from another...

I have had kids that copy a stutter from another kid, but not necessarily for attention. More like how one would gain an accent or regional language or subculture. Completely normal and expected.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,483
Posted By Solandia
Yeah...no. My dh is a health & safety guy,...

Yeah...no.

My dh is a health & safety guy, he might check every fire extinguisher that he passes, and will ask about most common procedures & safety plans. But he wouldn't be in-your-face and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By Solandia
I would term, too. Just because he is pulling you...

I would term, too. Just because he is pulling you down with his dishonesty, and that isn't good. Keep good records, and if there is a discrepancy that gets caught, the dad will have to prove where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,375
Posted By Solandia
I, too, have termed due to a fibber (technically,...

I, too, have termed due to a fibber (technically, it was the mom's response), and did NOT term a fibber, even though that was actually a "worse" lie.

The one I termed was a little guy, 3.5yo, who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,820
Posted By Solandia
I had a mom like that, and I won't do it again....

I had a mom like that, and I won't do it again. Because cheese & crackers are junk food just like potato chips, you know. So every afternoon dcb got these nasty organic special crackers he refused to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By Solandia
With asthma, especially...I think it is better...

With asthma, especially...I think it is better diagnosis. Don't you remember the kid(s) that always had a cough in school. Constanly sick/sickly. Or the friend that would wake everyone up coughing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Solandia
My daycare parents were all good about it. ...

My daycare parents were all good about it.

I worked the day before all my kids were born. All were fairly normal 8 hr-ish labors, and went into labor in the middle of the night with 2 births,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,121
Posted By Solandia
Another "pro" to centers, which most of us would...

Another "pro" to centers, which most of us would consider a huge "con", is the child is less attached to the caregiver.

When I started daycare many moons ago....the big thing was continuity of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By Solandia
I have always used those little bands for hair on...

I have always used those little bands for hair on kids. I also just cut them out, by choice. They are so cheap, and there is no reason to pull them out of the hair...even if they pull out easily. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By Solandia
I loved it. My dh HATED the daycare. With a...

I loved it. My dh HATED the daycare. With a passion beyond a normal person. Still, I was a licensed home daycare for 10 years, licensed-exempt another 2....and i don't want to participate in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Solandia
If the child was having poop issues, you should...

If the child was having poop issues, you should have called for him to be picked up.

To me, it sounds like the parents were trying to get it taken care of so it didn't affect daycare, but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,814
Posted By Solandia
Ft time kids... I would average 55 hr/wk. I had...

Ft time kids... I would average 55 hr/wk. I had my routine down that everything was done half an hour after the kids were picked up.

When I did only part time for a while(3 days/wk), it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By Solandia
Mom can do the poop training at home. This...

Mom can do the poop training at home.

This is coming from a mom with a 4yo ds who withholds (encopresis), and poop will always be an issue. I wish all I had to do is put a pull up on the kid and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,889
Posted By Solandia
LOL @ "could be a HIPAA vio by some". The parent...

LOL @ "could be a HIPAA vio by some". The parent voluntarily handing over a diagnosis/treatment plan (note) has nothing to do with HIPAA. A daycare provider informing parents of something contagious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,487
Posted By Solandia
I never had an actual policy for kids with...

I never had an actual policy for kids with additional needs. However, 99% of the kids that have been in my care go to the same pedi/clinic that we do. They have all sorts of classes & support for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By Solandia
If he is completely pee trained, then why are you...

If he is completely pee trained, then why are you having to change so many pull-ups? Does he have that many bowel movements a day, because...that is a lot for an almost 4yo. OTOH, if he is holding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,434
Posted By Solandia
One of my ds also had an issue like this. ...

One of my ds also had an issue like this. Sitting to pee NEVER worked. Not even backwards. He had to stand leaning over the toilet(on a step stool), while holding it down. Sort of. It was still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Solandia
I require at least one non-parent LOCAL emergency...

I require at least one non-parent LOCAL emergency contact. If they cannot do that, they cannot be here. Even more so with a single mom, assuming the child's dad is not local.

I HAVE to be able...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,725
Posted By Solandia
I am in a crabby mood today, so I would be...

I am in a crabby mood today, so I would be telling the dcm to pick up(or to arrange someone to pickup) within 1 hour. If she refuses do so, then baby will no longer be enrolled in daycare & she can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,407
Posted By Solandia
I wouldn't do sleepovers. No playdates at each...

I wouldn't do sleepovers. No playdates at each other's house. Meet up at the park, sure.

As far as the incident goes, 4yo (and older!) follow through on crazy ideas. I doubt that my friends and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Solandia
My own 4yo will change his underwear after every...

My own 4yo will change his underwear after every other trip to the bathroom, because they are "wet". It is one drop of pee...you know the saying..."no matter how much you shake & dance, the last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,536
Posted By Solandia
Stainless steel! Kleen Kanteen is popular. Very...

Stainless steel! Kleen Kanteen is popular. Very nice,
There are nipples for the kleen kanteen, but i have never seen anyone using them as a bottle irl. Just as a sports bottle or sippy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,372
Posted By Solandia
Sticky situation....I will say not it is not your...

Sticky situation....I will say not it is not your place UNLESS...

*You are unable/unwilling to provide for his needs. *He is having issues with playing with other kids/cannot form bond or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,370
Posted By Solandia
Like blackcat, I had a carabiner clip with...

Like blackcat, I had a carabiner clip with laminated index-sized cards for each child...(with a small picture!) , parents names & emergency #s, allergies, etc. I just put the cards on the clip as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,656
Posted By Solandia
In my experience, a baby doesn't really learn to...

In my experience, a baby doesn't really learn to sleep on their back for naps only, if they still belly sleep @ home. Basically, it is just waiting until they learn to roll over and choose to sleep...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,771
Posted By Solandia
Yes, it is income. Only the stipend for foster...

Yes, it is income. Only the stipend for foster kids placed in your home is not considered income, it is support. Also, money received for respite care(if you are providing respite for another foster...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,635
Posted By Solandia
I am going to disagree with the majority here. I...

I am going to disagree with the majority here. I do not feel it is appropriate to separate and put a child in what is essentially a time out (aka "stay in that spot until you put on your socks!") for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By Solandia
Keeping them safe == only having 5 under two...

Keeping them safe == only having 5 under two until the new one ages up a category (so, a month).

I have had exception/waivers, but my licensing office only approved for new siblings for kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Solandia
I have handled this is a bunch of different way,...

I have handled this is a bunch of different way, depending on circumstances/licensing.

In the early years, my dh had a rather flexible schedule (could go in early/late or on Saturday). He would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By Solandia
I don't mind late pickups in bad weather. I live...

I don't mind late pickups in bad weather. I live in a rural town, most parents work within an hour commute. A few parents did a 1.5hr commute to "big city". If it snows during rush hour, it is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Solandia
Mom is probably telling the truth..size 4 snow...

Mom is probably telling the truth..size 4 snow boots are extremely difficult to find in any store. Most boots start at size 5.

I would tell mom to get size fives, one size off isn't going to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,010
Posted By Solandia
If the emergency is enough to need an ambulance,...

If the emergency is enough to need an ambulance, the child would go alone. It would the be same with my own kids, even without the daycare. It is unlikely my dh would be home, and I wouldn't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By Solandia
I have had that a few times. What it is the...

I have had that a few times. What it is the employer pays for the list of daycare providers from the local county CCR&R (The parents have to pay the CCR&R otherwise), and for a person to call around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By Solandia
Lying about serious issues like that is very...

Lying about serious issues like that is very scary. He must be in line of sight 100% of the time. Preferably with cameras to cya...It could be about you next time.

I had a dck (5yo) tell his mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,778
Posted By Solandia
In Illinois, your children count (under 12yo)...

In Illinois, your children count (under 12yo) regardless if they are home or not...homeschooling is a non-issue. EVEN if your dh or another adult are "in charge" of your kids, they would still count...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By Solandia
Our's is "Oooo- a piece of candy!", same idea....

Our's is "Oooo- a piece of candy!", same idea. lol We don't have a dx, we are just bad parents since my dd does okay with school. I am amazed that she keeps it together at school (although she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,888
Posted By Solandia
Which, if one thinks about medicating with...

Which, if one thinks about medicating with caffeine....more French kids than american kids have coffe in the morning(milky coffee, but still...) ... The French could be inadvertently medicating some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Solandia
Nothing works reliably except DEET in high...

Nothing works reliably except DEET in high mosquito areas. You/the parent have to decide what the trade off is to be. I live in an area where there is West Nile cases every year. And I have had one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By Solandia
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,764
Posted By Solandia
Hmmm. Doesn't sound like fifths. However, only...

Hmmm. Doesn't sound like fifths. However, only like a third of kids that have fifths ever show a rash. Exposure is always a possibility.

Red &raised makes me think of allergic reaction or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Solandia
I would have to close for student teaching. ...

I would have to close for student teaching.

Can you use an assistant for that many hours w/o you being present? My home daycare license stipulates that the max hours of a substitute is like...25...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Solandia
Most of my daycare kids are up early at home...so...

Most of my daycare kids are up early at home...so it would be more like 6/7am, 5pm, and then 8/9pm. Not hearing any big alarms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Solandia
Sure, if they are otherwise feeling fine, I would...

Sure, if they are otherwise feeling fine, I would allow the child to start. As for giving antibiotics, I can...but I don't. The coming back for the forgotten bottle, the fight to dose the child,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,416
Posted By Solandia
Kids get dirty, clothes will wash. Growing...

Kids get dirty, clothes will wash.

Growing up I had church clothes, school clothes, and play clothes. And barn clothes. We didn't have money to ruin all our clothes, because then there would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,257
Posted By Solandia
My Mr Molecule Man had no problems with those. He...

My Mr Molecule Man had no problems with those. He was the one that started his mom's car at 18/19mo...found the keys, put the right key in the ignition & started it. I didn't go anywhere with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,886
Posted By Solandia
My oldest dd has seasonal allergies(moderate to...

My oldest dd has seasonal allergies(moderate to severe), and are the worst in the mornings and late afternoons/early evenings. It is basically an experiment on what works the best. A dr visit is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,392
Posted By Solandia
I have had that with several kids. It could be a...

I have had that with several kids. It could be a virus. It could be the body reacting to allergies or an asthma flare. (allergies/asthma can cause inflammation...inflammation can cause a fever). My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By Solandia
What allergy med is every 2 hours? Do you know...

What allergy med is every 2 hours? Do you know what the medicine is, in case of a reaction?

Per STATE regs, I have to have all medicines in the orginial container, with specific instructions...in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,986
Posted By Solandia
I had that exact situation many years ago, and it...

I had that exact situation many years ago, and it worked out fine. Grandma was the babysitter for quite some time, and was D-O-N-E. Once the mom qualified for daycare assistance, grandma took the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By Solandia
We used to do juice once/WEEK. Then my almost 3yo...

We used to do juice once/WEEK. Then my almost 3yo decided to starting not pooping on purpose....so now we have juice daily for his Miralax. It needs to be taken within a certain time limit & to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By Solandia
BTDT, very nice note, but isn't going to work for...

BTDT, very nice note, but isn't going to work for the parents that are already utilizing this time for errands.

If you want to be done at 5:30, be done at that time. They can make arrangements or...
Forum: Daycare Insurance 04-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,934
Posted By Solandia
I had a rider on my homeowner's policy, and it...

I had a rider on my homeowner's policy, and it was $80. BUT...it will only cover actual medical expenses (so no lawyer if you are falsely accused of molesting a child, for example), and will not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Solandia
I did for years. It depends on the state if you...

I did for years. It depends on the state if you are even allowed to have both licenses.

For most classes, yes, the hours can count for both. HOWEVER, the reality is that you often do not get to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Solandia
In a pinch, I would just use a large kitchen...

In a pinch, I would just use a large kitchen towel & a clothespin in the back. *or* I have a snapper tool (to put plastic snaps on things), and that was rather handy for making bibs out of towels,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,149
Posted By Solandia
Our town tests the sirens the first Tuesday of...

Our town tests the sirens the first Tuesday of every month at 10am. That is when we do our storm drill, usually one of the kids hears it before I do. We pile into the bathroom (the only interior...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,422
Posted By Solandia
Can he drink out of a cup with a straw? idk, I...

Can he drink out of a cup with a straw? idk, I would think that would help & make it more fun, and less of a chore for him. To learn to not flip the cup all the way up to drink, and help with those...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-03-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,519
Posted By Solandia
Our local Y provides after care, they bus the...

Our local Y provides after care, they bus the kids from the local area preschools to the daycare at the YMCA a few miles away. Or their current babysitter or daycare provider will do a pick up at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Solandia
My third child is also very, very loud. ...

My third child is also very, very loud. Constantly and I mean 100% of the time. If he is quiet for 10seconds, in means he either escaped outside/into the garage or is asleep. He has been loud/noisy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By Solandia
Yesterday it was 45*F and all my kids were out...

Yesterday it was 45*F and all my kids were out playing in the sun (Oh, Mr Golden Sun!) in long sleeved tees, and I had to convince them shoes had to stay on. They were out for a few hours.

I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,275
Posted By Solandia
I got mine from discount school supply a long...

I got mine from discount school supply a long time ago...the dan-d-lion brand. I can't remember the cost. I used an old crib sheet over them. After nap, I would just roll up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By Solandia
Ideally, you would want everything on paper, and...

Ideally, you would want everything on paper, and mailed return-receipt for proof. After you have a lawyer look at it, so that you dont put yourself into a bigger financial situtation. Just let the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Solandia
Call and ask mom what it is. It sounds like...

Call and ask mom what it is.

It sounds like a hemangioma to me... my 3yo has one on his scrotum, and has gotten flatter & less noticeable as he ages. It started out very puffy & got flatter &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By Solandia
Yes! All my kids have went through an "awesome!"...

Yes! All my kids have went through an "awesome!" stage. That is when I realize that I am using the same words way, way too much. lol.

That, and... "Not Nice!"...oh, and "hoarding". When asked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,569
Posted By Solandia
Urgent care is only open until 7pm, this happened...

Urgent care is only open until 7pm, this happened right at 7pm. For stitches (or dermabond) to work, it needs to be done soon after. No point in waiting until 7am when urgent care opens...it makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,569
Posted By Solandia
To be completely honest...if an injury looks like...

To be completely honest...if an injury looks like it "only needs a stitch or two", I wouldn't be taking my kid to the ER for it. MAYBE on the face. Maybe. The hand...it isn't worth the $1500 for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,488
Posted By Solandia
I had a June baby with a daycare, I took 2 weeks...

I had a June baby with a daycare, I took 2 weeks off daycare kids completely...no problems. But my families at that time were all super good about keeping sick kids out, but I did not isolate me/my...
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