Today, my preschooler said the word Zip and pointed to his mouth. I’ve never used that word to him. Because we never talk like that, I asked him where he heard it from and he said “at school mom, teacher said zip it .” I asked him again again if he heard it from his cousins or somewhere else but no he kept saying that the teacher told him to zip. Honestly I don’t like that. I don’t think they s... More
Hi everyone: My twins are about to start daycare and I am looking advice to help them to build their inmune system. I have tried 2 times already but they ended up getting sick after 2 days in day care now they have 1 year and I believe they have better defenses. Thanks in advance,
Hi everyone. I’m just looking for advice. My toddler is about to transition to a new room at her daycare and the main/head teacher in her room is male. She is 16 months old and can’t really talk yet. I’m not sure why but I feel uncomfortable about this. I realize it is sexist, but I do not like the idea of a male I don’t know changing my daughters diaper. I went to introduce myself to him and h... More
What’s the standard for gifting the woman who watches my son one day a week? She operates a daycare. There is also another woman who co-runs it. I was thinking $25 to each plus a gift card for another $25 each... I’m new at this so any insight is appreciated.
What did you do when you had an important doctor appointment and had nobody to help you watch your toddler? I have a doctor appointment on Thursday and my husband isn’t sure if he’ll be off on time to watch our 17 month old. This appointment is important and I’ve been waiting 2 weeks to be seen. I hate to bring her with me because I know it will be impossible even if she’s in a stroller and nob... More
Hi everyone! My 10m old daughter has been refusing to drink breast milk from the bottle with our nanny during the day all this week. This happened out of the blue starting Monday. She nurses with me fine just no bottle. We tried using a sippy cup but still no luck! Im hoping this is a phase but she needs to go back to drinking milk! She has been eating solids and there are normal pee/poop ... More
How did you know you found the right school for your child? My son is turning two next month and we are considering placing him in a half day program two days a week. The downfall - is that I have an education degree, have been a teacher AND was a Director of a preschool before I stayed at home. I feel as though while I know a lot of questions to ask, I also know the “behind-the-scenes” and... More
I am a FTM with a LO in daycare and I was thinking to give the daycare teachers gifts for Christmas. I am just not sure how much is appropriate and what would be a good idea. I was thinking to bake cookies for all of the staff to share and get gifts for the teachers that look after him daily. TYIA for any advice/tips.
I am looking for a nanny for my baby. One of the applicants would like to bring her son who is a similar age along. I had not thought of this possibility before. I love the idea of my baby having a friend to play with but a little concerned that she wouldn’t get as much attention as the nanny’s baby. Anyone been through this or have thoughts?
She seems to do better about telling me she needs to potty when I put actual underwear on her but I don't know how to do this with her going to daycare during the week. They help with potty training some but probably not like they should. Do I send her in the underwear & hope she tells them or what???
What are good gift ideas for caregivers around the holidays? And how much do you spend? My daughter is transitioning classrooms at her school and I’d like to get her current teacher a little something. But what? And what amount is appropriate? Amazon gift card?? There are actually two teachers but the second we’ve only known about a month...so do I get a joint gift or do I really need to get t... More
Need an adult night out big time. My husbands 30th birthday is coming up and we’d like to get out! My six month old is breast fed, and is started on solids. She will take formula, but she will NOT take a bottle or sippy. The only way I get her to drink it is out of a cup, like for a grown up.... she is seriously a PITA. My sister is willing to watch her though. I know she’ll be ok even if it’s... More
I take my 15 month to daycare in the morning‘s and find that it’s extremely difficult for me to leave without her crying and clawing at my clothes and reaching out for me, not wanting me to leave her. What are your thoughts or advice on how to leave? I stay a few extra minutes to try and play a little bit but doesn’t help. Best to distract her with something and sneak out when she’s okay? Or ha... More
I’ve been a full-time mother, caring for my 2 year old and 11 month old, but am now trying to make my way into some part-time or/ and freelance work. However, I barely get any time to prepare for this scenario- polish up my CV, contact old peers, look for some refresher training etc, because of my current full-time ‘job’. We employed a ‘nanny- housekeeper’- though cleaner-babysitter is a more... More