Monday is my ds's first day in daycare. I feel like I am forgetting to pack something. Please let me know if you think there is something else I should send. Thanks! Food/drink and sippy cups are provided.
2 changes of clothes (shirts, pants, socks, shoes, sweater in case it gets cold)
diaper rash meds
white sheet for mat
01-09-2009, 12:27 PM
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01-09-2009, 12:31 PM
01-09-2009, 01:11 PM
I didn't even think of those! Thanks ladies!
01-09-2009, 02:18 PM
allergy / medication list if he has any.
01-09-2009, 02:28 PM
does he have a special blanket? If so, sleep with it yourself the night before and send that with him. Also sleep with the clothes you are putting on him on his first morning. That way your scent is with him all day.
01-09-2009, 02:30 PM
Phone numbers where you can be reached
Binkie, if he uses one
hat, if they play outside
01-16-2009, 11:57 AM
Consider bringing a collage of family photos.
01-18-2009, 10:35 AM
Is it a daycare center?
My DS goes to a large daycare center.
Does you DS go through 10 diapers a day? My daycare center had a limited amount of space for diapers. I usually made sure, that he had 8 diapers a day stacked up, he usually used no more than 6 during the day. I would try to limit it to the number he needs per day plus 2 diaper if space is limited. My daycare center changed him every 2 hours unless he had a poopy diaper. We just brought new diapers and a wetbag every morning. I did have like 2-3 emergency sposies, just in case they went through all the cloth. They never got used though. :thumbsup:
Oh, and I also decided not leave diaper rash ointment at daycare, unless my ds had a rash. They are so used to putting ointment on at every diaper change for the kids in sposies. I found oinment stains on my pockets from them putting it on him without a liner a couple times. If my ds was rashy I would put liners in all the pockets and send the ointment.
There are always two main teachers in each room my ds has been in. But, they take breaks and at the start/end of the day there are other providers in there and they aren't as familiar with the CD, so not having the ointment there minimized the issue.
We also brought sposie wipes and wrote my DS name on the box.
We also always bring a sheet for his sleep mat, blanket to cover up with sleeping, and his little blankie.
01-31-2009, 02:52 PM
My DD goes to a family daycare and REFUSED to sleep there, she was just a few weeks short of a year when she started. I couldn't figure it out and then realized she needed her fishies there... so i bought the same fishy aquarium she has at home in her crib for at daycare- now they have no issues, she lays down points to her fishies for them to be turned on and goes right to sleep. So if he has any special sleep objects I would make sure to double up on those for your daycare center.
02-02-2009, 01:00 AM
most centers use their own wipes so you may not need that . . . you can ask. and depending on the hours he is there, 10 is alot. for 8 1/2 hours i was told to bring 6.
it sounds like your bag is packed!
02-02-2009, 08:16 AM
I send 7 dipes, wet bag, and cloth wipes. That's it. They provide everything else. He is 9 months and they do not allow blankets or loveys in his crib. He does not nap well there, it is just too bright and loud.
Oh and as far as the # of dipes, they have never used more than 5 dipes in 8 hrs at daycare. Also, I did cloth wipes because I hated digging the disposable wipes out of the dirty dipes when we got home. I just put them in a disposable wipes container prewet with some homemade solution. I put in new wipes every morning. I don't like the wipes to go more than one day once they are wet. But I have heard they could possible go 2 days. For the ease of daycare we use all Aplix AIOs. They teachers at our center love his cloth diapers. They had another CD infant before but they didn't like it as much, because they were using fitteds and covers.