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 01-07-2013, 07:44 AM
busymommy0420's Avatar
busymommy0420 busymommy0420 is offline
Sharkgirl0829
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 241
Question Socks Off!!!

My daughters and now their daycare friends all age 3 LOVE their socks off! They are CONSTANTLY taking them off, it seems like a mute point asking them over and over again to put them on. I have hardwood floors with area rugs so the socks make them slip, and they just like them off. Should I just stop putting socks on my girls and remove the daycare friends at arrival so no socks get lost?
__________________
Proud Mommy of Six...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19,748
Default

I have done both. Honestly, it depends on the kid. I personally HATE feet so if a certain kid isn't the "cleanest" I will require socks at ALL times. There has been times were a particular group of kids refuse to wear socks, I have just taken them off upon arrival and spared myself the trouble of searching for them later.

I guess it really all depends ya know. I have also had a couple kids who have worn tights. yep, boys AND girls. Especially for those who have parents that are convinced that not wearing ALL clothing in the winter is what causes colds and illnesses.

The tights stay on and give the child an extra layer of warmth. I am referring to the under 2 crowd....I've never had anyone (males) older than that wear tights.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-07-2013, 08:23 AM
busymommy0420's Avatar
busymommy0420 busymommy0420 is offline
Sharkgirl0829
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 241
Default

All the kiddos are very clean kids, so it is mainly me having to search for the socks at the end of the day. The tights don't help, because they enjoy taking them off too. Maybe a full unitard will be the trick.
__________________
Proud Mommy of Six...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19,748
Default

My DH always jokes about putting strings on the kids' socks....like mittens.

But I cringe at the thought of another kids stepping on the sock and the string being pulled through the pant leg and the rug burn it could/would cause.

If you aren't worried about the "ick factor, then I would definitely just take the socks off upon arrival and put them in their cubbies for safe keeping. It surely beats having to search for them later.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-07-2013, 08:53 AM
MissAnn's Avatar
MissAnn MissAnn is offline
Preschool Teacher
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,210
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by busymommy0420 View Post
My daughters and now their daycare friends all age 3 LOVE their socks off! They are CONSTANTLY taking them off, it seems like a mute point asking them over and over again to put them on. I have hardwood floors with area rugs so the socks make them slip, and they just like them off. Should I just stop putting socks on my girls and remove the daycare friends at arrival so no socks get lost?
My kids take off their outside shoes and puts on house shoes. Socks stay on.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-07-2013, 08:55 AM
Scout's Avatar
Scout Scout is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,763
Default

I am always looking for socks, hats, and shirts at the end of the day! I have gotten them to hand this stuff to me so that I can hang it in my coat closet. I put a steralite dresser and have all our hats, scarfs, & gloves in drawers. The top drawer is now for the socks and hats of dck!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-07-2013, 09:08 AM
Meyou's Avatar
Meyou Meyou is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,705
Default

I take their socks if they want them off. They're pretty good to hand them to me until they're done and want them back on. I have hardwood too and most of them prefer to dance in bare feet so they stick and can do fancy moves.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-07-2013, 09:42 AM
coolconfidentme's Avatar
coolconfidentme coolconfidentme is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,536
Default

I guess I'm the odd (wo)man out & required shoes on unless napping. (Me too!)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-07-2013, 09:46 AM
countrymom's Avatar
countrymom countrymom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 4,756
Default

I've trained them to give me their socks. Some kids are always hot (like dd) and prefer no socks.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Zoe's Avatar
Zoe Zoe is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,442
Default

I have four kids under 2. They take their socks off during nap and I'm so scared they're going to choke on them. So the socks come off before nap and then back on. Except for one little stinker who I keep the socks off all day. I don't really feel like playing the "where are dcb's socks?" game.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:51 PM
daycaremom76's Avatar
daycaremom76 daycaremom76 is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 161
Default

I hate shoes and socks and I think my dck's see me bare foot so they do the same thing. I ask the parents if they care and so far in 3yrs no one has cared. All my kids have their own cubby the bottom compartment has a picture of a pair of shoes and a pair of socks (I laminated it and glued it to the bottom) so even my 15 month old takes his shoes and socks off and puts them where the pictures are. The only time they put them on is when when go outside in the winter or when they leave. I even have a hard time keeping them on in the summer when we are outside (again my parents know and don't care) our yard is fenced, our dogs are not allowed in the daycare side and we seldom has dandylions or bee issues so they love their toes in the dirt and sand. We have a hose next to the door so I just hose them off before they come in. We have lost socks in the past and the parents don't seem to care cause they usually turn up. I just place them on the sign in station and either the kids know their socks or the parents do. Before I did this I worked 15yrs in a business professional office so I am VERY laid back when it comes to dress policy and and shoes and socks!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:55 PM
Heidi's Avatar
Heidi Heidi is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 6,858
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I have done both. Honestly, it depends on the kid. I personally HATE feet so if a certain kid isn't the "cleanest" I will require socks at ALL times. There has been times were a particular group of kids refuse to wear socks, I have just taken them off upon arrival and spared myself the trouble of searching for them later.

I guess it really all depends ya know. I have also had a couple kids who have worn tights. yep, boys AND girls. Especially for those who have parents that are convinced that not wearing ALL clothing in the winter is what causes colds and illnesses.

The tights stay on and give the child an extra layer of warmth. I am referring to the under 2 crowd....I've never had anyone (males) older than that wear tights.
I take all mine off at arrival most days. If I forget, I usually have to go on a sock hunt at some point. I've found them in some pretty odd places.

In Europe, it's very common to put tights on all children in the winter. Boys, girls, it doesn't matter. I don't know why it's considered just a "girl" thing here...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-07-2013, 01:23 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

I leave it up to the kids but if they take off their socks they go straight into their shoes. I hate having to search for socks. If lost socks become an issue I will require them to remove socks at arrival. We're a no shoe household.

Could you buy a bunch of socks and use fabric paint to make the bottoms grippy so that the slipping isn't an issue?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-07-2013, 01:47 PM
spud912's Avatar
spud912 spud912 is offline
Trix are for kids
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,314
Default

It's a non-issue for me. If they do not like them on, I will have them take them off with their shoes when they arrive and I will put them with their shoes. I have all tile and wood floors and I keep my house at 67/68 in the winter, so some of their feet do get cold. I always offer the socks and let them decide if they want them on or not. Same goes for wearing sweaters in the house.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2013, 03:17 PM
CrackerJacks's Avatar
CrackerJacks CrackerJacks is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The land of children
Posts: 243
Default

We have a no shoe policy..all the shoes go in a small Ikea toy box in the entry. If kids want to take off their socks I have them stuff their socks into their shoes..
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-07-2013, 03:31 PM
daycare's Avatar
daycare daycare is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mars
Posts: 16,021
Default

we have a no shoe policy too, but everyone has house slippers...

most of my kids leave their socks on, but the ones that I know pull them off. their socks go straights into the box when they arrive. Otherwise I spend all day looking through out all the toy boxes for them...
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-07-2013, 08:10 PM
Small Wonders's Avatar
Small Wonders Small Wonders is offline
New Moderated Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minden, Nevada
Posts: 5
Default

I personally say to take the socks off at arrival. Just make sure the floors are clean, I wouldn't want to send the kids home with dirty feet.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-08-2013, 06:40 AM
busymommy0420's Avatar
busymommy0420 busymommy0420 is offline
Sharkgirl0829
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 241
Default

Thanks All...I am removing socks at arrival starting today and placing them on the children's hook!
__________________
Proud Mommy of Six...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-08-2013, 07:34 AM
Lianne's Avatar
Lianne Lianne is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 534
Default

Kids here are welcome to take their socks off as long as they are capable of putting them back on when necessary. If socks are removed, they go on the change table so we can find them. If a child, who isn't capable of putting their socks on by themselves, insists on removing them then they wear a pair of Robeez slippers until they're done that 'stage'
__________________
Doing what I love and loving what I do.
Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Bare Feet/Socks in Child Care Home? jenh171 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 34 12-13-2013 03:16 PM
Sock Vent dave4him Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 22 11-12-2012 07:45 AM
Shoes and socks MissAnn Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 9 08-17-2012 09:19 AM
I Want to Ask Parents... Liliya Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 31 06-25-2010 12:32 PM
Taking Responsibility of Children mac60 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 9 10-22-2009 10:25 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:42 AM.



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