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Daycare being a little ridiculous?

My daycare had to have an "incident" talk with me. Apparently my 7 month old scratched another baby. "We don't think it was on purpose though", they tell me. Well, no sh**! Not much my 7mo does is intended! I had to sign some documentation. Isn't it their job to watch for this stuff? Does anyone think they went a little overboard?


Asked by Shanna84 at 9:10 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes i think that is why they are paid to watch your baby they should have been watching your lo close enough that it shouldn't have happend. signing documents thats (rediculous)

    Answer by eliesmommy1989 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • They just have to document everything and let the parents of each child involved know what happened. Just think if it were the other way around and your child were the one that got would want to know how it happened. They usually dont tell you who the other child was either, especially when they get older and its not so accidental, so there is not conflict between the parents. They do this so you can not come back on them and accuse them of neglecting or harming your child or so that you can not claim that you werent told about an incident.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 9:15 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • They are covering their butts. Daycares tend to document everything and make sure parents know. I'm sure they knew your 7 month old wasn't trying to hurt the other child but my guess is it was procedure to have a talk with you .

    Answer by hobbitswife04 at 9:17 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • You should be grateful that they are doing their job and following the proper procedure.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:17 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • On today's episode of People's Court we have Baby A. who allegedly scratched Baby B, while in nursery school. Up for debate is whether Baby A. can prove with clear and convincing evidence to a jury of her peers that she did in fact NOT scratch Baby B. with malice aforethought. Baby B. is counter suing and states in her complaint that she will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Baby A. has been plotting this scratch for days, weeks and possibly months in advance. The courtroom is very tense - loaded with family and friends of both Babys.....a small buzz of conversation begins as the plaintiff Baby A. enters the courtroom.....the buzz turns into a full on wail session from all the babies supporting her when the defendant - Baby B. enters the courtroom. All cameras turn on her peppering her with questions "Did the scratch hurt?" "Did you cry" "Will you seek counseling now as a result of this lifelong injury?" *commercial break

    Answer by Babylove76 at 9:37 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Ladies and gentlebabies....if you are just joining us we have just witnessed the entrence of the plaintiff Baby A. who stands accussed of scratching Baby B. ON PURPOSE! Although the courtroom is abuzz with chatter as to possible outcomes in this case....and Bailiff Huggies has entered the room and is swearing in the of the members of the gallery appears to have soild their diaper and is being carried out of the courtroom....*hush anticipation....."LADIES and GENTLEBABIES - PLEASE RISE! JUDGE GERBERT HEINZ PRESIDING!!"......"Judge Gerbert Heinz "Be seated"....Bailiff Huggies "Your Honor today we have docket number ending in ABC's, the parties have been sworn in, (turning to the gallery "You may be seated").

    Answer by Babylove76 at 9:38 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • The previous poster is right, all business. =) Also, you can watch stuff all day long and a kid will still find a way to get scratched.

    Answer by Jessica157 at 9:17 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • My daughter's daycare is like this as well.. They mean nothing by it, they just need to document everything that happens while the children is in their care. If it was your child that had a scratch mark on them, i'm sure you would want them to follow proper procedures on her as well

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 9:26 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • I agree with jessica157 they are doing what they have to and there is no way to watch enough to keep a kid from getting hurt, mine are 9 and 5 now and even up until this point there was always something, a new bruise or scratch or whatever. Kids play and get hurt in the process and daycares have to cover their asses or parents will freak out and sue.

    Answer by DianeMary at 9:30 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Think about the parents who's child got scratched. the daycare does not know how they will react, they do it to take precaution so that when the parents see their scratched baby, they will have a sigend pieces of paper saying you are aware that your baby unintentionally scratched their baby. Most parents would not care, but you would be surprised. Some parents raise hell about stuff like that & the daycare has to save their butt.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:32 AM on Oct. 25, 2010