(Closed) Help! I think my daycare provider is propping my son's bottle at daycare!!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

O yikes! I’m really sorry. I would not ever take my child there again, and pop on care.com to have a trusted (interviewed) in-home babysitter come to my house during the day starting tomorrow. Yes, it would be more expensive, but for a few days I think it would be worth it.

I’d absolutely confront the day-care provider, but then not ever take my child there and would definitely report her so that this doesn’t happen to any other children. This does not sound like a good environment for your baby. 

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

as a mother of a 2 yr old who goes to daycare and a person who used to work at a daycare center, I would highly recommend that you REPORT her asap. This is absolutely unacceptable. This makes me so very upset. ugh.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would not leave him there again. It sounds like a terribly overcrowded place! Surely the risk of harm here outweighs any inconvenience to you!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MusicBee76:  I would no question bring him somewhere else, but I understand that’s not an immediate option.

ABSOLUTELY confront her about this.  I think you have more than enough reason to ask why he is a mess when you pick him up. 

Do you know the parents of the other kids that go there?  I would talk to them too.

Yikes…the more I think about it, just get him out now.  Isn’t there anyone else you trust where you can bring him?  Would your employer understand you taking a few days to stay home with him while you figure out another option?  This is so upsetting, and I’m not even a mother! 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Also, if a licensor arrived and her husband was sleeping, he would not count toward the ratios, and therefore she would definitely be over numbers (I double-checked with my husband last night). Call and report her…please!

Post # 38
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Both my girls did LICENSED home day care- and they were wonderful.  But in my state we have strict rules about how many kids a provider can watch.  My children never came home dirty.  You need to move your child to another daycare ASAP.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@Jess1483:  +1000000000

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@MusicBee76:  I think talking with her just to see what she says and pulling your child out is the right course of action at this time.  I would also be reporting it to the licensing board that you believe the other licensed provider isn’t caring for children during the day. This needs to be investigated.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Jess1483:  +1

I would confront, report, and search for someone new!

Post # 42
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Honey Beekeeper

I wonder if as a teacher you pick up earlier than other parents and are getting a more accurate idea about what is going on than the parents who pick up later. For example, the H wakes up, there are not as many children etc. I would have documented with video and reported. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@MusicBee76:  I agree that you shouldn’t confront her. If this is a pattern of behavior, it’d be far more helpful for a licensor to see and document it than for her to be told by you, when you are leaving anyway. 

I’m glad you are making a move to get your baby safer! I think gut instinct is so important when you are looking for a daycare ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also think a lot of them put on a good show for parents, but once you’re in, they don’t worry about it. When you’re searching for your next daycare, make sure to drop by unannounced (you may have done that this time, but definitely continue doing it).

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MusicBee76:  That is wrong in so many ways! My mom does daycare and her kids are NEVER gross when they go home. She even takes the time to change their clothes if they get messy, comb their hair and wash their faces. But that’s just my mom, one of her coworkers is so awful that all of the kids in her care have bloody diaper rash all the time. Some mothers think it’s normal to have regular diaper rash…but interestingly, my mom’s kids almost never have it. There are rules that they have to follow for licensing…and I get the feeling that propping bottles would be against the rules. Good luck to you, I hope you can get your baby out of there soon!

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MusicBee76:  I would definitely find another provider. Good luck finding one soon ๐Ÿ™‚ She should be able to sit and feed your son. My Mum did family day care (in Australia), and I’m not sure what the limit in your country is for the number of children, but I know ours is a maximum of 7 children in total and no more than 4 under school age. I can’t imagine that the amount of children she had there was legal. I’m also pretty sure that even if 2 or 3 of them are her own children, they still count toward the total number allowed as she still has to care for them.

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