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Daycare Woes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I am absolutely livid. Last night I got a phone call from babes daycare saying they were refusing to take him back. They said when my husband came by yesterday he didn't look any better - he was pale, frothing, and lethargic and they weren't comfortable taking care of someone so medically fragile and I needed to take him to a special needs daycare. He has the exact same skin tone as me, so yes, he's pale. Thanks for calling us sickly. He was drooling because he has reflux - a common affliction of young babies. And he was sleepy because he'd just gotten his vaccinations! I mean, whatever, if they can't handle a perfectly normal baby we'll take him somewhere better, but don't advertise you can take children as young as 6-weeks if you're not actually equipped to handle children under 3 months. I didn't get a chance to have words with the director but I did leave a poor review on Google. He had a doctors note that clearly stated he needs no extra care and she was complaining we weren't providing directions on how to care for him. Do I need to provide step by step directions in feeding and changing diapers for an infant? Aren't they paid to know how to do that stuff? Ugh, I am so angry.

We have an interview with a daycare with better reviews this afternoon. One reason why I liked the original daycare was they had won yearly awards for being the best in the city and county. This other daycare is newer, but they have only one negative review and it has no comment attached to it so I think it may have been a mistake. They're also larger, and based on the interaction on the phone they're friendlier. I really like how they talk on their website about forming family like bonds with the children - he's there for most of the day so I want him in a loving environment, not a clinical setting. I look forward to meeting them in person.
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    Good for you, it does sound like the care center were being ding dongs!
    618 days ago
    So Sorry your going through this. I pray everything works out for you.
    618 days ago
    It’s so hard finding childcare. Can you find a smaller home setting that’s certified? I don’t know. My baby is 17 years now and I started a work from home business andI found folks to take care of her a few hours a week for respite. Hugs
    618 days ago
    This is a very tough choice for you, especially if you are a working mother. All the best and my prayers go out to you in the hope you find a suitable daycare for your baby...
    618 days ago
    Daycares are questionable thesr days
    618 days ago
    I would be so nervous leaving my kid with strangers before they are old enough to tell me what goes on there. I would ask how much one on one time they spend with him. This stage in his life is critical. You want them to interact with him not just change diapers and give him a bottle. Do they have cameras that you can plug into on your phone to see your baby anytime you want.

    Ask your pediatrician who they recommend. They have heard all the good and BAD stories.
    618 days ago
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