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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cat Herder View Post
    Check your state childcare regulatory laws. Adding cereal is illegal here as suffocation (inhalation injury) and malnutrition risk. This (and bottle doping, diluting) is why they are forcing providers to only provide ready-to-use, sealed, formula.

    We are also required to educate parents through our wellness policy.
    Thank you Cat Herder for all the information. I really appreciate it

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    • Cat Herder
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      You are very welcome

  • #17
    Just to add to the discussion as far as giving advice, everyone has answered how to handle the rice situation well. But I give advice when it is asked. Otherwise I don’t say anything. I’ve found it does nothing. Unless there is a way to squeeze something in where it flows in with the conversation well. Can’t think of an example, but it has happened. OR if it’s something really dangerous or just plain stupid and it’s asked of me I will just flat out say no and why. Like if someone tries to bring balloons for a birthday. No balloons, suffocation risk. They terrify me. So in that way I’m teaching and giving unwarranted advice and I am ignored, but my house rule is respected.
    Last edited by MissCait; 07-13-2022, 12:19 PM.

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    • Cat Herder
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      I post an educational topic each week with a little summary blurb in my own words on our Daily Connect app. Usually with a relevant photo, meme or video. I then add links at the end so they can look it up further if it interests them. Just like I do here.

    • MissCait
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      Cat Herder

      That’s a good idea!! I know I see a lot of incorrect use of car seats. I’ve seen chest clips at their stomach. Kids barely tightened in. Babies in THICK winter coats. Flipping way too soon. I just feel when I say anything it is never taken the right way or they get embarrassed by it. Like I’m judging them when I’m not. Your method probably takes a lot of that away though.
      I was honestly always grateful when things were pointed out for me. The stuff that I hated was when people grilled me on breastfeeding and shamed formula (I personally hated BF) and stuff like that. But anything safety, I’m like hell yea, give it to me!

  • #18
    Originally posted by MissCait View Post
    Just to add to the discussion as far as giving advice, everyone has answered how to handle the rice situation well. But I give advice when it is asked. Otherwise I don’t say anything. I’ve found it does nothing. Unless there is a way to squeeze something in where it flows in with the conversation well. Can’t think of an example, but it has happened. OR if it’s something really dangerous or just plain stupid and it’s asked of me I will just flat out say no and why. Like if someone tries to bring balloons for a birthday. No balloons, suffocation risk. They terrify me. So in that way I’m teaching and giving unwarranted advice and I am ignored, but my house rule is respected.
    I totally agree..😊

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    • #19
      I post an educational topic each week with a little summary blurb in my own words on our Daily Connect app or Facebook page. Usually with a relevant photo, meme or video. I then add links at the end so they can look it up further if it interests them. Just like I do here.

      Often times it creates a group discussion.

      Things like this: How much cow's milk is too much? What is the harm? How does it affect brain growth and lifetime ability?

      Iron deficiency and child development

      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18297894/
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      Last edited by Cat Herder; 07-13-2022, 02:10 PM.

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      • BaileeB
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        Where on Daily Connect do you usually post it? I just started using it about a month ago so I’m still figuring it all out. I would love to be able to do something like that

      • Cat Herder
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        BB, I post the picture first, just like you would any other. I then add the rest under the comments tab and click all the kids. I start with "All:" so they know it was not directed to them alone.

        I also write them in word, first, then paste in so there is not too much of a time gap between them so everyone does not reply before I am finished typing. lol!
        Last edited by Cat Herder; 07-14-2022, 06:56 AM.

      • Cat Herder
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        MC, those articles are updated often and really helps to keep me up to date. Our mandatory training seems to always be about 5 years or so behind. lol!!

    • #20
      Originally posted by Cat Herder View Post
      I post an educational topic each week with a little summary blurb in my own words on our Daily Connect app or Facebook page. Usually with a relevant photo, meme or video. I then add links at the end so they can look it up further if it interests them. Just like I do here.

      Often times it creates a group discussion.

      Things like this: How much cow's milk is too much? What is the harm? How does it affect brain growth and lifetime ability?

      Iron deficiency and child development

      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18297894/
      Wow, you have very creative ideas on how to inform parents about very important subjects. Everyone here has given great ideas. Thank you ..😊

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      • #21
        Originally posted by Decadense View Post

        Wow, you have very creative ideas on how to inform parents about very important subjects. Everyone here has given great ideas. Thank you ..😊
        You are very welcome. You should hear my spiel on HFM, diaper diggers, wall painters, and encephalitis & meningitis in adults.... it's a scream.

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        • #22
          Originally posted by Cat Herder View Post

          You are very welcome. You should hear my spiel on HFM, diaper diggers, wall painters, and encephalitis & meningitis in adults.... it's a scream.
          😆..lol

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          • #23
            Cat Herder


            I want to hear your spiel on HFM! Oh my god. We got that last summer. My kids got it from a child that toured and I didn’t even end up taking the family because their schedule was way more floppier than they were honest with me about originally. Anyway, then me and my husband got it. I had ulcers in my throat and a cough for 8 solid weeks. 8 weeks… I never want that again.

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            • #24
              Originally posted by MissCait View Post
              Cat Herder


              I want to hear your spiel on HFM! Oh my god. We got that last summer. My kids got it from a child that toured and I didn’t even end up taking the family because their schedule was way more floppier than they were honest with me about originally. Anyway, then me and my husband got it. I had ulcers in my throat and a cough for 8 solid weeks. 8 weeks… I never want that again.
              It has to do with :
              • A brief description of HFM, risks, causes (diaper digging, scratching), prevention, seasonal timing, and exclusion policy. https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/...revention.html
              • Toss legos and all submersible toys in the washing machine with disinfectant and air dry in sweater bins. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WC7SZ4L...ding=UTF8&th=1
              • Use washable cloth pads with your Swiffer mop to wash the walls. If you only clean toys and bedding you are missing half the battle. Kids love to wipe stuff on the walls, too. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Q7Z48CT5&psc=1
              • Make sure there are no gaps in shorts that littles can reach into while sitting. Bike shorts under loose shorts & dresses during the day and backward footed pajamas at night (zipper in the back) solve this.
              • Always clean shopping carts, high chairs, public slides, and anywhere other children have sat or wiped their hands on before letting kids play during summer and early fall, especially. Remember, there are leaky diapers everywhere.

              And the mental image clencher of the main case to keep in their head every day forever:
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              • MissCait
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                These are really good tips!! I never thought of some of these!

                I really hope I never catch it again. It was worse than covid, for me. HFM and the Flu are the worst illnesses for me.

            • #25
              "I really hope I never catch it again. It was worse than covid, for me. HFM and the Flu are the worst illnesses for me."

              Oh, I agree. HFM, Strep, and Flu and the worst for me. Strep infections in kids can also lead to extreme disability - it's rare, but it's real, I've seen it. = PANDAS

              "PANDAS ("Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections") is a subset of PANS and was first reported by a team at the National Institute of Mental Health (part of NIH) in 1998.PANDAS has 5 distinct criteria for diagnosis, including abrupt "overnight" OCD or dramatic, disabling tics; a relapsing-remitting, episodic symptom course." - https://www.pandasppn.org/what-are-pans-pandas/

              Some videos of the behaviors = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOXdJR1LCaY then go all down the list to the left.

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              • #26
                Cat Herder

                I did not know that about strep. I have not caught that one yet as an adult. I have caught some terrible viruses though. A child comes in with a dry cough and just feeling not well. Well, whatever the heck that was, had me laid out for 2 weeks. 🤣🤣🤣 I still don’t know the names of all the viruses I’ve had through the years doing this.

                If more people were around and caught the germs we have, they would have a lot more illnesses to compare each other too. It’s easy to get dramatic when you’re really not used to any virus that really puts your ass on the ground. So the one time you do get one, of course it’s the worst one ever and hysteria follows. When really, man all these viruses suck and many will put your ass out for weeks.

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                • #27
                  So true, and it's "flesh eating" season (stagnant water + heat) so I am waiting for those headlines anytime, now. I will do a reminder post about that next week.

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