16 Things That You May Not Know Are Happening at Daycare

There are some suprising things that happen when you drop your child off. Here's what you need to know. (17 Photos)

Sally Schultheiss on May 17, 2013 at 7:26PM

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Your Child May Sit in a Wet Diaper for Longer Than She's Used To

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a Sally Schultheiss on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:19PM

You can sniff out a wet diaper -- or feel one -- almost upon impact, but in daycare your child might be sitting in a soggy nappie for an hour or two before it’s changed. Depending on the center, diapers may be changed every two to four hours -- which means if Little Mimi makes a wee-wee right after the Huggies have been checked, she’ll be damp for a while.

What to do: If your child is getting diaper rashes, your first line of defense is a heavy coating of diaper cream in the morning before drop off. Also, talk to your daycare provider -- often the changing schedules are simply guidelines, and the staff won’t mind giving your baby’s bum more frequent feel tests.

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