Daycare.com Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-21-2012, 10:02 AM
cheerfuldom's Avatar
cheerfuldom cheerfuldom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7,414
Default Anybody Else Had To Add Some Crazy Clothing Rules?

Had to email a mom today because she is constantly sending her daughter in strappy tank tops that are way too big and exposing. They always fall off her shoulders and just slip right down (she is VERY skinny). Now this DCG has started removing her shirt to get attention and getting the other kids to do it. Yes, I could change her into a daycare shirt every day but to avoid the extra work for me, I just emailed and asked that her mom hold off on strappy tanks and tops for now. Explained the issue and asked that she be sent in a t shirt to daycare until she loses interest in undressing or she fits into tank tops better. They have been here for 3 years and the mom is usually quick to work with me so hopefully it is not a big deal.

But why do we even have to say all these things? The tops are literally falling off her shrimpy little body right there with mom at the door watching and you can imagine what will happen once this little one starts playing and moving. Really, I do get tired of saying things that should be obvious. Don't send your kids in tops that show huge portions of belly or hang down and show nipples, dont send them in pants so tight that there are marks and bruises on them, dont send them in dollar store crocs when you know that we take long walks every day and these fall off just when you walk your kid a few feet to my door, it goes on and on and on.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-21-2012, 10:21 AM
Heidi's Avatar
Heidi Heidi is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 6,858
Default

yes....how about don't send your toddler twins in the exact same tie shoes....

They look the same, but are actually one size different. Not a problem for the guy with the smaller feet, but the guy with the bigger feet does NOT like having the small shoes on his feet.

I really, really, really hate tie shoes on toddlers anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-21-2012, 10:50 AM
Hunni Bee's Avatar
Hunni Bee Hunni Bee is offline
False Sense Of Authority
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Over the Rainbow...
Posts: 2,319
Default

We have a strict no-sandals rule. The next one we are adding is "pants must fit to waist, or be secured by a belt the child can manage on their own". Tired of watching little boys running around playing while clutching the waist of their pants.

Ones we wish we could add:

No onesies for anyone who's potty trained
Children's shoes must have child size laces
Girls must wear shorts under dresses or skirts
Anything that is so tight, long, big, etc that it hinders movement is not allowed
Children's extra clothing must be clean

I totally understand the frustration of having to say these things. You would think it would be common sense not to dress your daughter in shorts so tight and short that it hurts her to sit down.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-21-2012, 11:13 AM
EntropyControlSpecialist's Avatar
EntropyControlSpecialist EntropyControlSpecialist is offline
Embracing the chaos.
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: A toasty environment!
Posts: 7,430
Default

YES ... extra clothing must be clean.

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-2012, 11:35 AM
jojosmommy's Avatar
jojosmommy jojosmommy is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 1,105
Default

This post makes me laugh. I have a very wealthy family that ALWAYS buys clothes too big- like they are going to last to the next year anyway.

My friend who does daycare has kids who come in the smallest outfits, most mixed up patterns, or in their pjs. We laugh everyday when we go for walks at what the kids are wearing.

I don't get how parents don't notice its 3 sizes too big, or too small, or how annoying tie shoes are.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2012, 11:42 AM
cheerfuldom's Avatar
cheerfuldom cheerfuldom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7,414
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LCLC View Post
YES ... extra clothing must be clean.

that is one issue I have not run into....thats weird and gross. How is it not common sense that the extra clothing for them should be clean???
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-21-2012, 01:55 PM
Bookworm's Avatar
Bookworm Bookworm is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 863
Default

May I add "no overralls on potty training children".
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-21-2012, 02:05 PM
SilverSabre25's Avatar
SilverSabre25 SilverSabre25 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Where I am legally unlicensed ;), USA
Posts: 7,625
Default

The next incarnation of my handbook will include a clause on clothing. Can't believe some of the stuff these kids come in.

Might have to make a rule about offensive sayings on shirts (I just don't see the cuteness in a toddler with "Lock up your daughters!" scrawled across his chest)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-21-2012, 02:17 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19,748
Default

I am addding no fleece sweatshirts and lined pants when we have temps in the 80ies.

I checked the cubby for spare clothing but they were even warmer yet.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-21-2012, 02:20 PM
daycare's Avatar
daycare daycare is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mars
Posts: 16,021
Default

I have strict rules on clothing..

I only care for children 20months to 5 years. All clothing must fit and be child friendly so that your child can manage their own clothing. We practice life skills everyday and it is important that you give your child a canvas to work with. This means:

NO shoes with strings, unless they know how to tie and untie knots
NO snaps on pants
Shoes must fit and be manageable for the child to take off and put on.

No jackets, pants, or shirts with strings of any kind
No flip flops EVER
Nothing with complicated fasteners

All clothing must be suitable for safe play at all times. Clothing should not prohibit your child from playing normally throughout their day. This includes:

pants too long that will cause them to trip
pants to big that constantly fall down, causing them to fall
clothing that exposes areas of the body that are meant to be covered up.
Do not dress your child in a hooded shirt without having one without a hood under it.
Be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather, don't send your child in shorts and sweatshirt when it's 25degrees outside.

last one hate that I had to add this one, no offensive clothing. I had a kid come in a T-shirt one time that said my dad thinks your dad sucks.....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-22-2012, 02:19 AM
Rachel's Avatar
Rachel Rachel is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Jerusalem
Posts: 605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
yes....how about don't send your toddler twins in the exact same tie shoes....

They look the same, but are actually one size different. Not a problem for the guy with the smaller feet, but the guy with the bigger feet does NOT like having the small shoes on his feet.

I really, really, really hate tie shoes on toddlers anyway.
I just have to say when my toddler twins started walking, their feet were so small there was only one pair of shoes that fit them (they were also one size apart) so I had to buy the same shoes. I wrote their initials inside the tongue, on the back of the heel, and in a few other places. They were velcro though. Why don't you suggest she get a spare set of shoelaces and lace them in different colors so you know whose are whose.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-22-2012, 04:27 AM
Kaddidle Care's Avatar
Kaddidle Care Kaddidle Care is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,085
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daycare View Post
I have strict rules on clothing..

I only care for children 20months to 5 years. All clothing must fit and be child friendly so that your child can manage their own clothing. We practice life skills everyday and it is important that you give your child a canvas to work with. This means:

NO shoes with strings, unless they know how to tie and untie knots
NO snaps on pants
Shoes must fit and be manageable for the child to take off and put on.

No jackets, pants, or shirts with strings of any kind
No flip flops EVER
Nothing with complicated fasteners

All clothing must be suitable for safe play at all times. Clothing should not prohibit your child from playing normally throughout their day. This includes:

pants too long that will cause them to trip
pants to big that constantly fall down, causing them to fall
clothing that exposes areas of the body that are meant to be covered up.
Do not dress your child in a hooded shirt without having one without a hood under it.
Be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather, don't send your child in shorts and sweatshirt when it's 25degrees outside.

last one hate that I had to add this one, no offensive clothing. I had a kid come in a T-shirt one time that said my dad thinks your dad sucks.....
Wow! It is really sad that there is really a need for you all to add this to your handbooks but with some of the parents these days.. ugh!

My youngest just came home with a notice that was distributed from school with the same type of rules. I read it and realized that it wasn't directed at me and mine for sure. Again.. sad that they felt the need to send it out - dressing a child properly is just plain common sense.

As far as the offensive sayings - thank goodness most in Daycare aren't able to read them. I think the worst we ever had was a child that had "sexy" on her shirt. The child had no clue and neither did her class thankfully. The Teacher and I just looked at each other and rolled our eyes. We are in a Church Center - you'd think the person dressing her would think twice before sending her in that.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-22-2012, 04:58 AM
SunshineMama's Avatar
SunshineMama SunshineMama is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Legally unlicensed state
Posts: 1,576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bookworm View Post
May I add "no overralls on potty training children".
No kidding! I had a mom who dressed her 3 year old girl in a onesie with 10 snaps while potty training. (Even if she wasnt potty training- do I really want to snap and unsnap 10 snaps several times a day)?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
appropriate clothing, clothing, clothing policies

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Are Your Rules Regarding Winter Clothing/Snow Clothing? cheerfuldom Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 19 09-05-2012 01:12 PM
House Rules...How Does This Sound? frugalmama4 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 2 05-12-2012 05:58 PM
Rules alyssyn Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 22 01-12-2011 08:16 PM
Know Your State's Rules kidkair Parents and Guardians Forum 4 10-11-2010 08:44 AM
Crazy City Rules!! SunflowerMama Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 2 03-14-2010 11:23 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:22 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming