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Hello everyone, my children are at a child minder for a few hours a day while I go to work, on Friday the children will be going on a trip to a farm. However she has told me that she will be unable to take my 4 year old as there are not adequate changing facilities for a child of his size / weight.
Is this discrimination, if so what can I do about it?
I am not a mom yet, but from just reading your short post, I would have to say it is not discrimination. It is very bad planning on the part your sitter to plan something that all children can not participate in. Plus, what does she need in order to change a child? Is your child still in a diaper? If so, wet diapers can be changed while the child is standing. Dirty diapers only need a flat surface and a towel to lay on. You can even just lay the child in the grass and do it real quick. I've never heard of a child not being able to go somewhere because you can't change them. Unless there is something more involved it should be pretty easy no matter where you are.
Hi, thanks for replying.
Yes, he’s In pullups. She wanted him in pull-ups.
I can’t understand it either, that's why I don't think it's fair on him, the pullups were her rule for children not 100% potty trained, but now because he's in them he misses out.
I've decided to make a complaint about it, I'm happy with everything else she has done but this just came out of the blue.
I agree with Neji. This is not discrimination, just plain lack of proper planning. Or that the sitter doesn't want to take the responsibility. Have you tried talking to her about this? Why is she really unwilling to take your 4 yo? There could be some other reason for her to refuse to take your child.