(Closed) Furious with DD's daycare and not sure what to do

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hopefully the other mom has them but wanted to wash them before giving them back?  I’m sorry this happened, and I can definitely see having a fit since it’s a pretty big amoung to lose in a very short time.  I mean, what if they had mixed up their bottles?  There’s the typical “kids lose things, it happens” then there’s someone just not paying very much attention to what they’re doing.

Ask if there’s any way you could leave your number for the other mom, or if you can leave her a message asking her to check for your diapers next time she’s in.  Hopefully this gets resolved and doesn’t happen again!

Post # 19
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I am so sorry! (I am also really impressed that you found a daycare that handles cloth diapers. Any chance you live near me:-) ). I would ask for the other mom’s number and explain the mix up. She will probably be grossed out too. I would also ask if she got yours.

Going forward, if things start happening again, I would go to the preschool director. This is a big deal– if they are mixing up diapers, are they also mixing up bottles and other items not designed to be shared?

Post # 21
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m sorry. That stinks! I know this is different than a lot of pps advice, but I would try my best not to get too upset about this. You entrust your sweet daughter to these people every day – you want to purposely embarrass them or be pushy/mean – because they will be less loving, warm, and sweet to your baby.

Ive worked in schools and other caregiving environments – there are definitely parents who step in, become overbearing and the as a result the teachers’ attitudes change toward the child. It’s not fair – but be aware that how you treat staff will change how they treat your child. 

Be gentle, curious about the problem, and forgiving… Because that’s how you want them to be with your baby. 

Post # 23
4980 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


iarebridezilla:  Actually it is lesson learned. There are kids out there who have just as expensive shoes to jackets.  Hate to say it but this will be the first of many things lost or misplaced through out your childs daycare to school life.  My son goes to a in house licensed daycare she only has 9 kids and my son is the only 2 year old there and is quite small for his age.  He has come home before with the 3 year olds clothes on before by accident it happens. Doesn’t make it any better but now days you have to chalk it up as shit happens and just from now on make sure all diapers are accounted for when you get to daycare and when you leave daycare

Post # 25
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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Sassygrn:  +1

OP, your daughter is just months old.  You’re not going to waste that much but switching to cheaper or disposable diapers for daycare.  She’s going to be using them for a couple of years.  Not to do so would be setting yourself up for more issues in the future, In My Humble Opinion.  While I applaud your wanting to be greener about things, using them just at home would help achieve that goal too.

Post # 26
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

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julies1949:  This is just your first experience with your child’s things going missing. She will have boots, jackets, sweaters, gym clothes, lunch bags, books, basically anything she wears or carries outside your home, go missing as she grows older.

Absolutely.  My stepdaughter lost so many sweaters and jackets over the years that I would seriously consider not sending one with her to daycare.  So much money down the tube because she “forgot” or the teacher put it in the wrong cubby.  I started picking up clearance sweaters and jackets in next year’s sizing during the off-season so I would be fully stocked when it got cold again.

One time she was sent home in some other kid’s change of clothes because the clothes she wore that day got ruined and the daycare worker couldn’t find her change of clothes.  I was livid to say the least.  Had I known, I would have picked her up or brought a change of clothes myself.

Post # 27
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

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iarebridezilla:  Okay, if are this incited about it, and you’re not going to be satisfied until you’re compensated or you give these people the what-for, then just STFU and do it already . . . or let your husband unleash on them. You very obviously feel this is a grave injustice and they should replace the diapers. That’s fine. Others here have been there and don’t agree. Them’s the breaks.

If you feel that you are owed that money and the woman was embarrassed enough over it that you think she’d be fine with your docking your next payment the amount of the replacements, then just do it. Problem solved.

Post # 28
2409 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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iarebridezilla: Why not sew your daughter’s name on each diaper, summer camp style? I know you’re frustrated, but mistakes happen. Preventing them for the future should cut down on future diaper losses.

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