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Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:" If you're collecting money aren't you supposed to be supplying things to care for their child? That ... [snip!] ... a parent to provide a crib for their child to sleep in. Babies shouldn't be sleeping in car seats due to the risk of SID


When the one parent came and checked my place out. I told her that I would need her to provide a pack n play. She said not to worry about it right now because her last sitter just used his car seat. That was her choice. I've worked at a daycare before and yes, while they provide cribs that's about all they provide up to 18 months. Up to 18 months the parent provides all bottles, food, formula, diapers, wipes etc. I tell them when they interview me what they need to provide. If they still bring their child here when I've told them I don't provide a bed. That's their choice.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:" In home daycare shouldn't be more expensive. Day cares have over head costs to pay more than an in home ... [snip!] ... than an in home daycare. I just TERRIBLE experience with the in home cares and have heard from co workers ever worse stories. "


Daycares aren't all they're cracked out to be either. I've worked there. They may be all shiny and nice but you never know. I love the babies I watch. I give them lots of love and cuddles and personal care infants do not get at a daycare.

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57087 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting *Momlette*:" When the one parent came and checked my place out. I told her that I would need her to provide a pack ... [snip!] ... what they need to provide. If they still bring their child here when I've told them I don't provide a bed. That's their choice."


I wouldn't risk the child passing from SIDS in my care because the mother is too cheap to purchase a pack n play. Someone needs to stand up for the infant and provide them a safe sleeping situation.



That isn't true. I work as a director and we provide much more than you are claiming. The parents provide baby food (until they're eating solids), formula or breast milk, and diapers. We provide the rest. I don't know what type of daycare you worked at but we provide much more. We clearly provide them safe sleeping practices which I can't believe a parent would even bother to compromise on. We follow strict rules and regulations. We have a max ratio of 8 infants to 3 adults at all times. Our infants get lots of love, attention, learning and cuddles as well. The other benefit to daycare is that there are always more than one set of eyes to watch your child. If someone does something to a child there are other witnesses and it isn't just your child fending for themselves. There are also cameras to provide security to not only the children and the parents but the caregivers as well.

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57087 posts
28th Apr '13

I am really passionate about this because a friend of mine was watching a mutual friends child and it passed away from SIDS in her care. I don't want his death to be in vain and that I sat by and listened to people discuss unsafe sleeping situations and I didn't say anything.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:" I wouldn't risk the child passing from SIDS in my care because the mother is too cheap to purchase ... [snip!] ... for themselves. There are also cameras to provide security to not only the children and the parents but the caregivers as well."


Well I'm sure it's different in different areas states. The law here is 1:5 ratio of infants in a daycare but 1:3 infants at inhome daycare. The daycares that I've worked at would get upset if I held them too much or held them while they were sleeping. They said that I spoiled them. Just speaking from my experience. It's good to know that you run a much better daycare then ones I've had experience with! :D I love little munchkins! I'm really sorry about your friends loss though. I can't even imagine losing a child on your watch. That would be devastating to have to live with even if it wasn't her fault.

Monica♥YASDYARDFR 17 kids; Beverly Hills, California 57087 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting *Momlette*:" Well I'm sure it's different in different areas states. The law here is 1:5 ratio of infants in a daycare ... [snip!] ... I can't even imagine losing a child on your watch. That would be devastating to have to live with even if it wasn't her fault."


I am just asking for your sake, the mother's, and the child to please give the child a better sleeping arrangement.



Also OP you can buy a used pack n play from craigslist or even try to find one free. It isn't worth the guilt if something h appened.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Monica♥YASDYARDFR:</b>" I am just asking for your sake, the mother's, and the child to please give the child a better sleeping ... [snip!] ... you can buy a used pack n play from craigslist or even try to find one free. It isn't worth the guilt if something h appened."</blockquote>




I'm looking into getting a few pack n plays.