Posted By Posting
Oct 22, 2008
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Just out of curiosity since you know more about all this than I do--- So do you think that even day cares may sorta hesitate to take on a 1 year old with delays? If I have to go back to work in the future I'm just curious what I would be up against. I don't really want her to go to a daycare and on the other hand I never realized I'd be dealing w/ an attitude for delays either, kwim? Where do the kids that have actual disabilities go? :(
Oct 22, 2008
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.
It is against the law for day cares to "hesitate" or discriminate against children with delays or even handicaps. They are allowed to go to any school or daycare. If you find someone is discriminating against your baby... call your office of Dept of children and familes (DFAC).
Oct 22, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
It IS against the law but boy did I SEE this when I looked for Jedd. They really freaked out. Big time...Good luck. that is exactly why we decided I'd get a job at night. NOONE would spend the time feeding Jedd that I do. And they wouldn't do it the "right" way as to NOT cause his aversion to get worse.
Oct 22, 2008
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!
Let me start by saying that I've spent pretty much my whole childcare career in my church. We've had autistic kids and right now we have a two year old with a g-tube and one that has to take some kind of enzymes before he eats. I've never know my director to even hesitate to take a kid. She had the 2yr old teacher trained to handle these kids.

BUT I know how people can be. My guess is that the lady was exaggerating the 6mo old's abilities, even a pt (which my long time friend is) can't make their kid do things before it's time :)

I'm pretty shocked at their attitude. That's why I was thinking you should meet the people before deciding. It could have just been an "over the phone misunderstanding". (didn't sound like it but it's possible)

Any way, I'm sure you'll find a good daycare that will take her without hesitation and my opinion is that any dc that hesitates, isn't a good daycare. If you meet them and still get the same vibe, I'd report them to your state's dept. of child services.

Oct 22, 2008
amber f
If a daycare provider doesnt' feel equiped to take on a special needs child they don't have to. I know I wouldn't be comfortable taking on a child with a g tube for instance and feel I have to look out for the needs of the other children as well. It wouldn't be fair or even safe for that matter to have to have the majority of my time with one child. I'm trying to be honest. But in Kiera's case she is just a tad delayed and has reflux. I would take in a child with her needs. I as a provider have to look at the big picture. We also have the right to chose who we take care of as long as it isn't based on Race, religion, gender, color, creed, and national origin. At least this is the laws in MN. If you are state funded or a center it might be different too. This is just what I have to follow as a provider. I would think though a pt place couldn't discriminate?!?!?!?
Check with your
doctor first!