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Wed, 01-30-2008 - 2:52pm

For moms who choose to use daycares, how do you determine that your child will be well cared for? I have a close relative who is about to become a mommy and she is terrified of leaving the baby in daycare. No one in my immediately family has ever used a daycare

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Thu, 01-31-2008 - 7:03pm

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Thu, 01-31-2008 - 9:25pm
My daughter was in daycare from 4 months until she went to kindergarten when I picked her up if her face was dirty and her clothes were dirty and her hair was messy I said "Good Going sweetie you must have had a GREAT day!" Cuz I knew it meant she had played hard and well with her friends and been out on the playground or in the art room or cooking room and she'd had a ball. i never for a second thought a dirty face was a sign of mistreatment.
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Registered: 01-23-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 11:23pm
Ok...well sorry I wasted your time by posting my thoughts on this matter (LOL). Like I said, I haven't had to deal with the whole day care thing. I know I had a choice in the matter with my son. We would definitely be in a better financial situation right now if I had gone back to work, but I was willing to sacrifice that to stay home with him. I'm very glad I did too, because he was a colicky baby and even now at 16 months is what I like to call a high maintenance toddler. He still nurses and needs me to fall asleep, doesn't handle car rides well, is very sensitive to noise,

  


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Registered: 01-23-2008
Thu, 01-31-2008 - 11:40pm

A couple more things.....


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Thu, 01-31-2008 - 11:46pm

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I did not say a dirty face was a sign of mistreatment. However, it is basic hygiene care that the child care giver (whoever that may be) is or should be responsible for. I manage to keep my son cleaned up throughout the day & I know for sure that he has fun and is well stimulated, because I'm here to see it with my own eyes.


A MESSY CHILD DOES NOT EQUAL A SUCCESSFUL, STIMULATING DAY!

  


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Registered: 11-08-2006
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 5:14am

and, amazingly, there is childhood well beyond the toddler years, LOL!


as for the "poopy nasty", i wasn't talking about providers leaving a child's bottom very dirty -- just that they may not be as meticulous mom would be.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-01-2008 - 6:41am

why are you yelling?

I said for MY kid I knew it meant she'd had a heck of a good day. just not one of those things I got too concerned about.

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 8:41am
It sort of depends on context.
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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 9:34am

I stay at home with my son who is now 16 months. Although my husband and I need the income I was just unable to put him in daycare. We are in much bigger debt now than we were before he was born

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