There are plenty of issues to consider when it comes to daycare. You can skimp on some issues more than...
There are plenty of issues to consider when it comes to daycare. You can skimp on some issues more than others. daycare for babyFor example, a caring staff and first aid knowledge is more important than a large array of toys. However, there are some issues your chosen daycare should never skimp on. Pay the daycare you're considering a visit and make sure of the following: 1. All babies are put to sleep on their back, each and every time. Staff should be trained on this important issue. 2. That the baby to staff ratio is at least 3 babies per 1 adult caregiver. If your baby is over the age of one year, but under three years the staff ratio should still be at least 4 babies per 1 adult. Ask about subs as well. 3. All staff who work with the children should be trained in infant CPR and first aid. No exceptions. 4. There's a sick day policy you can live with. Some daycares won't allow a baby in if he's had a fever, until 24 hours have passed. I like this rule, because I knew my Cedar wouldn't be exposed to other baby's illnesses as often, but if 24 hours is too long, look for a center with more flexible rules, or even a sick room. Just be aware that if sick kids are allowed at the center, your child will also be exposed when he's healthy. 5. There's an open door policy. If parent's aren't welcomed happily at ANY time in the daycare area, then it's a major red flag. Staff should seem fine with you being there, and not anxious or annoyed. If staff seem odd, or they have a more closed door policy, I'd look elsewhere. Other daycare posts you may enjoy include:

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