Communicating w/ daycare provider
posted at 11/8/2011 6:33 PM EST
Hi ladies, I need your help!
We love our daycare provider, DD is definitely happy there, she is affordable, and flexible, etc. But there are a few concerns that i have and I find myself having a hard time bringing them up. I am normally the kind of person who has no problem voicing opinions/concerns but when it comes to the daycare I all of a sudden clam up!
Issue #1 is naps. We drop her off around 7:30 in the morning, and apparently, sometime in the mid-morning they will put her in her crib and she may or may not fall asleep. IF she falls asleep, they are only allowing her to sleep for 15 minutes!!! She then takes a 2-hour nap in the afternoon.
when I found this out, I was speechless. A 15 minute nap? Now, the only thing here is that DD is sleeping pretty well at night - almost consistenly from 8PM to about 5:30-6AM. but I can't help but think that this is not enough sleep during the day - and a 15 minute nap just seems cruel. She takes a nap when we get home in the evening, I almost wonder if that nap could be eliminated/shortened if she got decent rest during the day.
Issue #2 is the walker. Her pedi specifically told us at her last appointment NOT TO USE a walker - we don't have one at home. But she is in this thing a lot at daycare. She loves it. I am not 100% sure whta the concerns are - I know that pedis don't like them for purpose of teaching babies to walk, but I think she mentioend that they have a high rate for injury as well. Does anyone know more about this? I fear that our daycare provider (it is an in-home daycare) doesn't have anywhere else to "put" DD at times when the bigger kids are running around or when she's making their lunch or something. So she sticks her in the walker.
I know these are pretty important issues so I am open to whatever thoughts you ladies have! I am at a loss as to how to approach the subject w/ the daycare without offending her or worse, her telling me that she won't watch my daughter anymore. We DO love everything else about her and do not want to lose her.