(Closed) Home Daycare: Things to Pack/Send

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Hi there,

I worked at a home daycare for a few years in high school and some things we asked parents to provide were:

Diapers/wipes (I think a case of each at a time makes it easier), diaper rash cream, formula, bottles, binky’s (if your child takes one) sippy cups, a plate/fork/spoon when they start eating solids, crib sheets, special blanket/stuffed animal for nap/rest time, a few bibs, extra clothes.

Some home daycares ask you to supply a pack n play for their nap time, so you might want to check to make sure whether or not your responsible for that. 

Invest in some good labels with your child’s name to keep track of everything. http://www.leeleelabels.com is a great site for labels that are water proof, dish washer/microwave safe.

Post # 3
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For the home daycare we are sending my daughter we need to provide: bottles, breastmilk (she provides formula if you want to use hers and also provides food when they start solids unless you want to bring your own), crib sheets, diapers, (she provides wipes if we want), diaper cream and any other personal care products/medications, pacifiers, blanket/lovey/sleepsack, extra clothes, sunscreen/bug spray. 

I’m planning to bring a case of diapers and a case of wipes to leave there.  I’ll pack bottles of Bridesmaid or Best Man each day, rather than leaving a supply there. I’ll just leave an extra few ounces in the freezer just in case she has a day where she eats more than usual.

Post # 4
130 posts
Blushing bee

I’m a nanny now and used to work in a daycare. LeeBee’s list is pretty sufficient. 

Post # 5
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We send a big pack of diapers, wipes, formula, one bottle and extra clothes. We also send food now that dd eats solids. I know other moms who bring a bag each day with those items. For me, it is much easier to leave everything there and the daycare just lets me know when anything is running low.

Post # 6
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My mom used to own a home daycare, but that’s a bit different than having a nanny go to someone’s house.  The only things people had to bring were diapers and changes of clothes, plus bottles/milk/formula for the little ones.  Once they got older she had kid friendly plates and utensils and healthy snacks and lunch were incuded in the weekly fee.  I think in your situation you will definitely need your own bottles, diapers, etc. but will need to talk with the homeowner and nanny together to work out what else you need to provide.  Like, when your baby gets bigger will the family be ok with him using their plates and cups or should you provide your own?  

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