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Old 03-26-2018, 01:53 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Im strggling with parents, 2 in particular that purchase cheap nappies and leave the night nappy on until they drop the kids in the morning brfore 8am.

The children are around 18 months, and they will complain if the child starts getting a bit red, but the rash starts over the weekend and gets better during the week?

How do I tell them this is where it all starts going wrong without offending them. I have to just be direct right?

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Old 03-26-2018, 05:48 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Im strggling with parents, 2 in particular that purchase cheap nappies and leave the night nappy on until they drop the kids in the morning brfore 8am.

The children are around 18 months, and they will complain if the child starts getting a bit red, but the rash starts over the weekend and gets better during the week?

How do I tell them this is where it all starts going wrong without offending them. I have to just be direct right?

Thax

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I care for under 24 months only... I have it in my policies that all children must arrive freshly dressed for the day, including a clean diaper: I have a few babes that will poop on the drive here & parents will change a diaper at drop-off with no questions asked. They also know that child will go home in a fresh diaper too.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:52 AM
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Tomorrow, have one of the child's diapers ready at the door. When they hand the baby over, feel to see if they need to be changed. Hand the baby back and give them the diaper and tell them wipes are on the changing table.

You should only have to do that once.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:07 AM
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Have you addressed the parents directly about it? I’d simply tell them, “Dcb needs to be changed in the morning before heading my way.”

I know it may feel awkward to say it, but they already know they should be doing it. It’s just basic care. How do they feel ok leaving the child in an overnight diaper? I just don’t get it.
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Tomorrow, have one of the child's diapers ready at the door. When they hand the baby over, feel to see if they need to be changed. Hand the baby back and give them the diaper and tell them wipes are on the changing table.

You should only have to do that once.
Im really going to amend my contract and add it in. Our parents have to leave for work very early in the mornings. Grade School starts at around 730, so a 6am drop is an everyday occurrence. (Ive even dressed my kids at night in play clothes for the morning. (I have 4 kids and 6m is early for me) but i mean I wake up and change nappies, i never keep only one night nappy on, and then still drove to school with ut. Its crazy.
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Tomorrow, have one of the child's diapers ready at the door. When they hand the baby over, feel to see if they need to be changed. Hand the baby back and give them the diaper and tell them wipes are on the changing table.

You should only have to do that once.
Good Idea!
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I know right? Crazy
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:51 PM
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Im really going to amend my contract and add it in. Our parents have to leave for work very early in the mornings. Grade School starts at around 730, so a 6am drop is an everyday occurrence. (Ive even dressed my kids at night in play clothes for the morning. (I have 4 kids and 6m is early for me) but i mean I wake up and change nappies, i never keep only one night nappy on, and then still drove to school with ut. Its crazy.
That is never an excuse.
ALL parents have the same 24 hours in a day.

Before opening my own child care I left for work by 5:00 a.m. and still had both my children (under age 3) up out of bed, fully dressed and fed before dropping them off at daycare.

Parents that work early simply need to adjust their day to reflect their work hours. Their children's needs should be their priority and shouldn't be neglected simply because it's early in the morning.

I would refuse to accept any child into care that was not in a fresh diaper.... checking upon arrival if necessary.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:35 PM
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I couldnt agree more.
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That is never an excuse.
ALL parents have the same 24 hours in a day.

Before opening my own child care I left for work by 5:00 a.m. and still had both my children (under age 3) up out of bed, fully dressed and fed before dropping them off at daycare.

Parents that work early simply need to adjust their day to reflect their work hours. Their children's needs should be their priority and shouldn't be neglected simply because it's early in the morning.

I would refuse to accept any child into care that was not in a fresh diaper.... checking upon arrival if necessary.
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when i worked in centers we saw this way more than once unfortunately. and i did as well in my last round of home daycare kids in a child around the same age.

I think that the talk is going to be awkward but it would be best don't face to face no matter what you say, you'll know what to say.
weather its the hand the baby back method
or a "hey stop bringing you kid wet, yup I've noticed"
either way i think it will only have to be said once because if they are decent parents they will have some humility and won't want to have that convo again just like you.
so good luck. don't get red in the face like i do
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For me I would have no problem asking them if they change the child before they come to my home. I would just have a conversation, give my observations and let them know that this is where I feel the rash is coming from.
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ive got a mom who tells me "Oh I had to drive the other kids to school and she peed/ pooped on the way"
There is NO WAY this child is peeing enough to soak through at arrival. gonna try the diaper at the door thing!
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:36 AM
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Hi, Yeah I am implementing checks in the mornings. I'm going to try not be too phased about the parents' embarrassment. At the end of the day, the little one needs to be clean and that's that.
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Hi, Yeah I am implementing checks in the mornings. I'm going to try not be too phased about the parents' embarrassment. At the end of the day, the little one needs to be clean and that's that.
Their embarrassment is their problem. If they’re dropping off a child without taking care of the child’s basic needs, they SHOULD be embarrassed.
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Their embarrassment is their problem. If they’re dropping off a child without taking care of the child’s basic needs, they SHOULD be embarrassed.
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