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What would you do in this situation?

A friend of mine is babysitting brothers who in the past, as well as recently have had some severe hygene issues as well as being clothed improperly for the weather, as well as being without ANY shoes on occasion.



There have been occasions when the 4 year old has mentioned going without meals.

Recently, the 4 year old went and entire weekend with no bath and no clean clothes and came to the ladies house smelling so bad that she was unable to sit in the same room with him having the door closed.





The 20 month old has recently, beginning on Friday, presented with odd bumps that today are all over his body from head to toe and have turned out to be what we beleive are bed bug bites after some research.





Our question is, morally, these boys are being treated wrongly from what we have seen, but what would you do? How would you address this situation?

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MamaCass07

Asked by MamaCass07 at 12:04 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (9)
  • Call CPS!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

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    Wimsey

    Answer by Wimsey at 12:08 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Oh my goodness!!!!!
    id make an anonymous phone call to child services that is ridiculous. poor kids! I Knw this is a hard situation to figure out what to do, but i would do that cuz god only know what else is going on. hope i could help somehow. take care.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • CALL CHILD SERVICES ASAP!!
    DiandraBryant07

    Answer by DiandraBryant07 at 12:10 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Same as above call CPS NOW.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 12:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • I think you already know the answer. CALL CPS NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!!

    LovingParent08

    Answer by LovingParent08 at 12:18 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Thank you ladies so much for your input. We did know this, its just so touchy that we wanted to be 100% sure. I appreciate SO MUCH your taking time to confirm this for us!
    MamaCass07

    Answer by MamaCass07 at 12:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • call 911 when they ar ein her care. If they find cause (physical proof) they may take them right there...If you call CPS, they will probably call the mom before visiting
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:48 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • cps will help them get things under control. Until that time I'd be going to the Goodwill and buying them some clothes and shoes and coats and giving them a bath and making sure they are fed. You never know when they will receive their next meal.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:51 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

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