Post # 1
Just got a call from my daycare center telling me that my Dirty Delete is not allowed to wear CDs!
- Dirty Delete was found to be allergic to disposables two months ago by pede.
- Started CDing at daycare two months ago.
- Followed a dated instruction provided to me by the daycare regarding what I had to do in order to keep Dirty Delete in CDs.
All of a sudden the center “discovers” the new instruction which now says that CDs are not allowed and gives no leeway for medical cases!! I’m so upset right now. What the hell am I supposed to do if they won’t let her wear CDs?? I’ll end up having to find alternate care with a most-likely less competent person in a dirty house at higher cost. Can’t wave a magic wand and find Mary Poppins, can I? I’m sure as hell not going to just send her to daycare wearing disposables and let her suffer.
Military “support” center my ass. I haven’t received an ounce of “support” since I enrolled MB in that damn place.
Post # 3
Wth? What is the basis for this decision??
Post # 4
No way! I’ve never heard of a cdc having a problem with cloth diapers! Is there anyone you can appeal to?
Post # 6
That is nuts! What do they expect you to do?
Post # 7
No leeway for medical cases? That’s insane.
Post # 8
@jennifer_espos: The instruction they had shown me was old. The new one (the one they have to follow) says they aren’t allowed.
@lcdc: I’m going to try talking to the director of the center tomorrow. If that doesn’t work I’ll talk to her boss. If she says no, I’ll talk to HER boss. I’ll take this up to the CNO if I have to! This is some real BS.
@trugem:I guess they expect me to just put her in disposables??
I think they assume that MB doesn’t actually NEED cloth diapers and that I’m just making excuses. Lots of military moms do get pedes to write notes with no basis just so they can do what they want (bring their own food, CD, alternate crib sheets, etc). I’m hoping that an appeal to the director, along with a note from the doctor explaining just WHY we can’t use disposables, will convince them to make an exception in our case. But the lady I talked to today wouldn’t guarantee that they would be willing to work with me.
Post # 9
I work at a daycare, we don’t allow CD’s because it is considered a health code violation in our county.
Meant to add, you should check your state code regulations for health and safety in child care centers so they don’t try to give you that excuse if its not valid. Not all states/countys have that rule.
Post # 10
Oh no! Poor MightBaby. 🙁 Those people have been nothing but resistant and difficult to work with. I hope you find a good, affordable daycare option; what your current center is putting you through is just ridiculous!
Post # 11
If talking to the director doesn’t lead anywhere, I’d try talking to the organization they are accredited by. There has to be some leeway for medical cases, it just may take a bit of pushing.
Post # 12
@Mrs. Spring: Thanks! It has been uphill to say the least. We are considering nanny-share with someone in the area, just need to find someone willing.
@lcdc: That’s a good suggestion, thanks! They were just re-accredited, so I think they even have all of the books and everything still out.
Post # 13
Maybe advertise on Craiglist? You’re in such a big area, but I’m sure it might be difficult since so many military families have a stay at home parent…
ETA: Some nanny websites, like http://www.gonannies.com and http://www.care.com, let you specify in your job posting that you are looking for a nanny share. That might be another way to advertise.
Post # 14
So I was looking through the NAEYC Accreditation criteria (thanks for the tip lcdc!!) and here is what it says with regards to CDs:
“A health provider’s authorization is required for the use of cloth diapers because research data show that the additional handling involved with use of cloth diapers in child care increases the risk of environmental contamination and consequent spread of infection. The criterion is designed to minimize the use of cloth diapers unless there is a documented medical reason for their use.” – NAEYC 5.A.08
I’m hoping that will help my case and anyone else who uses a military CDC refusing to allow CDs. They all strive for NAEYC Accreditation, so this may help sway them.
Post # 15
@MightySapphire: I find their studies on environmental contamination suspect. I’m sorry you are having to deal with this.
Post # 16
@MightySapphire: way to go mighty! Keep fighting them until they can at least give you a valid reason! That’s BS that they let you one month, and change it a few later. = (