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Should I change daycares?? Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
8th Feb '13

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Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
8th Feb '13

Your child is building it's immune system. That happens to ANY child that enters ANY day care.



It's advised that they DO NOT use any cleaning products throughout the day when the children are around because there's risk for allergic reactions, asthmatic reactions, and children getting a hold or ingesting chemicals.



I think you're making assumptions about their cleaning based off of what little you have observed. But they have strict standards that they have to answer to the government for as far as cleaning, and they get inspected OFTEN.



Any place you go will have dirty kids, sick kids, and messes. That's how kids roll. They're dirty and they get sick. Your child's immune system will get better. That is the real problem.



You're lucky that you found a day care with teachers you trust.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 21953 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" Your child is building it's immune system. That happens to ANY child that enters ANY day care. It's ... [snip!] ... immune system will get better. That is the real problem. You're lucky that you found a day care with teachers you trust."</blockquote>




Basically this.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36477 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Your child is building it's immune system. That happens to ANY child that enters ANY day care. It's ... [snip!] ... immune system will get better. That is the real problem. You're lucky that you found a day care with teachers you trust."


This!!!!!!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Feb '13

She's been at home with you for nearly 2 years. It's normal for kids to get sick like that when they switch environments.



My 4 year old didn't go through it because her 2 older sisters kept bringing everything home but my oldest had an adjustment period during cold and flu season where she was constantly sick.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
8th Feb '13

Why dont you try boosting her immune system first? You can try children wellness formula multi vitamin, vitamin C, you can ask to see if children can be supervised washing there hands better I think is reasonable... At my daughters school we as the parents are in charge of helping washing the children hands when they first get to school and before snack time.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Your child is building it's immune system. That happens to ANY child that enters ANY day care. It's ... [snip!] ... immune system will get better. That is the real problem. You're lucky that you found a day care with teachers you trust."


Agreed.

Sarah Haines Whitely 2 kids; Lanesville, Indiana 769 posts
8th Feb '13

First if the kiddos are coming in all snotty, that is not necessarily the daycare's fault. The parents should be making sure their kiddos are not so icky. However, if a child is ill then the daycare should not be allowing them to stay that day because of the spread of germs. If you are noticing that the staff is not watching the children when they are washing their hands then are they are probably not watching the kids when they are doing anything. I am not sure where you live at, but most states have child care laws that the daycare must abide by. One of them is making sure surfaces are cleaned after use and sanitizing the toys every week or as needed. If there are too many kids that the staff can't even wipe off a table after it was used, then they may not be following the other very important law of ratios. Most states have a ratio law of how many kids can be in a room with one adult. In Indiana, where I am from, there can be 10 2 year olds per one adult. Sounds like a lot. If there are younger kids in the room, then the ratio goes down. If there is a 1 year old the ratio goes down to 5 to 6 per 1 adult. If you are noticing that there are more kids in a room than that and only one adult, then yeah I would so switch the daycare. Good luck.

Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Your child is building it's immune system. That happens to ANY child that enters ANY day care. It's ... [snip!] ... immune system will get better. That is the real problem. You're lucky that you found a day care with teachers you trust."


I worked there.....I was the infant teacher and I can tell you that they do not clean throughout the day. However, the Bright from the Start, Georgia state laws REQUIRE you to use a sanitizing solution to disinfect ALL toys at the end of the day, tables, chairs, etc. I worked there and I know these woman peel rubber to get out of the daycare at 6:30pm. Im sure once in awhile they wipe down toys, but they are bad about keeping stuff clean.



The only reason she is there is because I worked there and she kind of just ended up going there when I decided to go out and work full time. I do trust the teachers, but I don't trust their cleaning abilities. lol :/

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Haines Whitely:" First if the kiddos are coming in all snotty, that is not necessarily the daycare's fault. The parents ... [snip!] ... noticing that there are more kids in a room than that and only one adult, then yeah I would so switch the daycare. Good luck."


If parents had to keep their child home from daycare for every snotty nose, they'd be living in the poor house.

Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
8th Feb '13

I realize that she is going to get sick anywhere she goes, but I think if sanitation and hand washing was a PRIORITY for the teachers, then the chance of sickness goes down significantly. That's just logic. :)

Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Mama to J ♥:" I worked there.....I was the infant teacher and I can tell you that they do not clean throughout the ... [snip!] ... there when I decided to go out and work full time. I do trust the teachers, but I don't trust their cleaning abilities. lol :/"


We dont clean the toys at the end of my daughter school day, we clean the bathrooms the kitchen and sometimes we just mop the floors with waters because some of the people think simple green is to toxic lol..
many of the kids in my daughters preschool arent even vaccinated and rarely are sick and if they are they bounce back quickly...
I think you have high expectation of what "clean" is and what it means to you, but thats not exactly what it should be for everyone else around you..

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Haines Whitely:" First if the kiddos are coming in all snotty, that is not necessarily the daycare's fault. The parents ... [snip!] ... noticing that there are more kids in a room than that and only one adult, then yeah I would so switch the daycare. Good luck."


The school my son goes to doesn't keep every child home when they have a cold. Only if they're running a fever or it's something more serious (like what my son had this past week- pink eye).



OP how many children are in the 1 room your child is in??

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Mama to J ♥:" I realize that she is going to get sick anywhere she goes, but I think if sanitation and hand washing ... [snip!] ... and hand washing was a PRIORITY for the teachers, then the chance of sickness goes down significantly. That's just logic. :)"


But have you ever thought that maybe your LO is just building her immune system? I mean, it's only been 3 months. Maybe none of the other kids get as sick as she does now, but they did at first too.