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Oct 08, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
A lil word to the wise and some comments ;)
I've been thinking of many of you all afternoon. Most of you know that I'm a pre-school teacher. I just have to put out a little warning: if your child has any food intolerances/allergies make sure you are very specific with the people that care for them.

I'm probably wasting my "breath" bc I know how careful all of you are...it's just that I've seen too many childcare providers give food to one baby from another's lunch bag. Especially older ladies just don't understand how dangerous this can be.

My comment is this: the older lady that is so crabby all the time was working with me today. She can't stand for the babies (Maggie's age) to even whimper-she gets all in a tizzy. She told a grandma that her granddaughter had been fussing. The grandma said "WELL, THAT'S WHAT BABIES DO-THEY CRY SOMETIME!". I wanted to say "Amen, preach it sister". It was just funny bc somebody actually said something to her. I mean moms, grandmas, whoever picks up the kids get tired of hearing that every single day they come. Ok-I'm done.

Oct 08, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
when I was in early education the rule of thumb was if you have something negative to tell a parent that you had back it up with 2 positives! does this "teacher" not know this?
Oct 08, 2008
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
My in laws do that...they offer to watch Z for the afternoon then I hear about how fussy he is...well, gee, 1.) he's a baby 2.) he doesn't see you that much 3.) you probably aren't stimulating him enough...get down on the floor and PLAY, lady! :)
Oct 08, 2008
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Thank you. I think you are right. From working in a preschool and from dealing with docs. I know you have to be super specific.

You can't just say Megan is allergic to pork-u have to say pork and pork products. Or u can't just say she is allergic to Gelatin. You have to spell it out and say allergic to anything containing gelatin such as Jello.

U r so kind to think of this and share with everyone.

Oct 08, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Well, Jacky-I've found that older ladies just like to grumble (most of the ones I've worked with). Seems like common sense to me but I guess what I read is true: common sense isn't common :)
Oct 08, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
LOL-thanks! I don't know how kind I am...it's just that I hate this issue. Maggie isn't allergic to anything but I don't want her eating what other people brought. I want her eating what I send. I mean, even if she's not allergic to something-there may be a very good reason why I send what I do. I mean, moms take the kids home and what happens if the kid has a major issue as a result of something they ate. The mom doesn't have a clue what the kid REALLY ate for lunch!
Oct 08, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
And let me say-there are mostly teachers like me out there-we know better. It's the other 5% you have to worry about.
Oct 08, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Yay for Grandma! I totally would stick it to that lady, too! Last week at the library story time, Sebastian walked over to this 3-year-old kid sitting in his mom's lap and bent down and touched his foot. I was like, "Oh, I'm sorry - he is so fascinated by other kids right now," and I smiled. The mom was SO PISSED at me. She was like, "Are you ok, honey?" Seriously! Sebastian tappen him with one finger on his shoe. I should have stuck it to her like Grandma did.

Your food story is EXACTLY why I am chained to this child and can never do daycare. I figure that I myself can't even keep him from getting hives in my own home (can't tell you the last time we had a day without 'em), then I seriously don't expect anyone else to be able to, either...

I love "Amen. Preach it sister." I am going to say that up here in Yankeeland because I love it.

Oct 08, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Geez Melissa-I would have snarled at that mom for real. Those are the times when my mouth won't stay shut no matter how hard I try! I could tell you some stories ;)

Yeah, I can for sure see why you feel like you can't do daycare. I mean, there's no way he wouldn't come in contact with things he's allergic to. I mean, if the daycare wanted to really make an effort, I guess it could be done, but it'd be difficult! I wish I could be his personal babysitter :)

You go ahead and use that line, lol. I'm sure it'll fit right in. I don't even know if I could actually say it down here.

Check with your
doctor first!