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MomBoss 07:04 AM 04-29-2021
Do any of you have a rule about hair accessories? I have a few parents that put barrettes or ponytails in their toddlerís hair and theyíre constantly pulling them out and they get left on the floor and becomes a choking hazard for the younger ones. Iím fine with her accessories as long as the child wearing it isnít one that takes them out.
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Blackcat31 07:08 AM 04-29-2021
Originally Posted by MomBoss:
Do any of you have a rule about hair accessories? I have a few parents that put barrettes or ponytails in their toddlerís hair and theyíre constantly pulling them out and they get left on the floor and becomes a choking hazard for the younger ones. Iím fine with her accessories as long as the child wearing it isnít one that takes them out.
That's my rule.

If the child leaves them in and doesn't mess with them, it's fine. I do ask that parents not use those teeny tiny little barrettes as they are purely decorative and not actually functional.

Lately I am lucky is a parent combs their kids hair...
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Cat Herder 08:07 AM 04-29-2021
I banned hair accessories and provide small plastic bands. I show the x-ray to the parents to explain why.
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e.j. 03:26 PM 04-29-2021
In my parent handbook, I ask parents not to use hair accessories because they present a choking hazard to the younger kids in care. The parents tend to forget and I get tired of constantly having to remind them about the policy.
Now I just remove any "hair toys" that look like they could be a problem as soon as the kids walk in. I hand them back to the parent at the end of the day.
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CeriBear 07:20 AM 05-02-2021
My only rule for hair accessories is that they keep them in their hair. If they pull them out they go into their mailboxes to go home. I donít mind putting a barrette or a clip back in but I donít have the time to rebraid hair.
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daycarediva 10:59 AM 05-04-2021
BC seriously. Was just thinking about making it a policy that hair needs to be clean and out of faces. we were doing a messy project and I went to pull dcg's hair back and it was CRUSTY. *gag*

I have the same policy- it stays in or I take it out.
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TwinMama 06:33 AM 05-05-2021
Hair accessories are a pain! I think a policy for this is a fantastic idea!!! My parents put the tiny clear rubber bands in and then my littles take them out during nap which freaks me out.
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Blackcat31 12:29 PM 05-05-2021
Originally Posted by daycarediva:
BC seriously. Was just thinking about making it a policy that hair needs to be clean and out of faces. we were doing a messy project and I went to pull dcg's hair back and it was CRUSTY. *gag*

I have the same policy- it stays in or I take it out.
This is the childís daily look
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CountryRoads 12:36 PM 05-05-2021
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
This is the childís daily look
Oh my
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Anne22 08:02 AM 06-15-2021
I have two daughters, and both of them have Rapunzel hair. I use accessories for their braids or flowers if they have a birthday party in the neighborhood. Our rules is leave them on their hair until I pull them out.
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lovemykidstoo 05:44 AM 06-20-2021
Originally Posted by Blackcat31:
This is the childís daily look
OMG are you serious? That poor child. If they can't even comb her hair, what else are they not doing? So do you brush it everyday?
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Jo123ABC 12:47 AM 07-19-2021
Originally Posted by lovemykidstoo:
OMG are you serious? That poor child. If they can't even comb her hair, what else are they not doing? So do you brush it everyday?
If she brushed it every day, they definitely never would. It would then be expected of her. Group providers don't have time to clothe, bathe, and comb. Those are parent responsibilities. This would annoy the daylights out of me. If it were me, I'd probably pull it into a quick pony. Hair accessories are not shared though so the pony would become hers. If it was an ongoing thing, I'd add the cost to their invoice.

I allow hair accessories unless they remove them or I know they are likely to remove it. Then I set them aside to be collected at pick-up.
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Springvalley 11:49 AM 08-14-2021
Tell parent they need to wash her hair or not have care. That's lazy and neglect
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