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As a daycare employee myself, I find this thread VERY interesting because I've found myself discussing these things with parents (infant-toddlers)
- TV thing..just make it educational & AGE APPROPRIATE
- Holding too much.. I love that parents hold their kids, theres no better person to do so, HOWEVER, when a child wants to be packed by you for the 6HRS at DC or else scream/tantrum/cry until you pick them back up its definitely considered an issue. most DC have between 1/4 or 1/7 ratios and you cant give them equal love & attention if a particular child is unconsoliable the entire day.
- Cry it out..Working with kids you begin to understand their tone when they are hurt, whiny, mad or upset. If the child is whinny I prefer they try to self sooth (then help) otherwise they do become more dependant. I as a DC instructor want nothing more than to help kids to learn, develop & be LOVED!
Most of these made me laugh
My worst advice came from my pediatrician. I breastfeed on demand and my doc didn't like that. He wanted me to give my kid a pacifier. When I told him that the baby wouldn't take a paci, he told me to dip it in sugar or honey.
The strangest one of these I heard was from Mod-Trish on cutting the babys eye lashes? And dipping the pacifier in sugar. My baby wouldn't take a paci either and now that she is weaned from the bottle Im Glad she didn't take a paci!
I'm in the army, and my neighbor in the army housing we live in.. (a soldier's wife) gave me some really "great" advice.
While she was holding her baby (who wasn't even a year old), and smoking a cigarette.. she told me that I should continue to do PT just like I did before, and really push myself. She told me to do pushups, situps and everything..
She said if I did, when I got 6-7 months I would look as tiny as I did now..
umm... what??.... That CANT be healthy.
When we got back to our apartment, the first thing my husband said to me was to never ever listen to anything she said.. lol