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    Oh, and the Manhattan Toys Mio series! They're...

    Oh, and the Manhattan Toys Mio series! They're all interchangeable, 2-3yo's love them, but they're perfectly safe for younger ones!
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    I don't differentiate between 'girl' and 'boy'...

    I don't differentiate between 'girl' and 'boy' toys, as both girls and boys play with everything :) I have two 2yo's right now, and their favourites are Playmobil 1-2-3, Duplo, wooden building...
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    I have five baskets on shelves in our family room...

    I have five baskets on shelves in our family room with seasonal books, craft ideas and supplies, etc. (spring, summer, autumn, winter, Advent/ Christmas) Since I only divide things roughly into...
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    I won't sign on a family who doesn't have back up...

    I won't sign on a family who doesn't have back up care, for just this reason!
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    I never have anyone around during daycare hours...

    I never have anyone around during daycare hours (outside of my family) unless the parents know and are okay with it.
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    I had a similar issue with a family a few years...

    I had a similar issue with a family a few years ago. After the second time I explained my policy (and showed them the contract they had signed), I refused to discuss it anymore. The third time I just...
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    I agree with Lee-Bee, but I would also change him...

    I agree with Lee-Bee, but I would also change him into a diaper or pull-up the minute he stepped in my house. NO WAY would I put up with a child peeing and pooping all over my home.
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    Exactly what Lee-Bee said. I had a little one...

    Exactly what Lee-Bee said. I had a little one like this a few years ago, and 'no screaming' and putting her in her playpen every time are what worked for her.
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    The children who would count would be 23 mos or...

    The children who would count would be 23 mos or younger.
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    I'm sorry about your dad, Busy. As for that...

    I'm sorry about your dad, Busy. As for that parent, I would have termed on the spot during that phone call for blatant disrespect.
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    In my contract, a deposit goes towards fees, a...

    In my contract, a deposit goes towards fees, a holding fee pays for an open spot that the parent wants but isn't using yet.
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    Sometimes the wording of ads can be an issue as...

    Sometimes the wording of ads can be an issue as well, as parents are not likely to respond to ads with poor grammar and spelling, ads that seem desperate, etc. Could you give us an example of one of...
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    I haven't been contacted by any families through...

    I haven't been contacted by any families through this site, all have come to me from Kijiji or word of mouth.
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    I had a little one who pulled out her eyelashes...

    I had a little one who pulled out her eyelashes and her hair. She was diagnosed with trichotillomania, and later with OCD. It's often a sign of stress, so with two children in the same family with...
  15. Thread: Hi Ladies!

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    With one of our kids, Dad had to take over...

    With one of our kids, Dad had to take over bedtime and night waking completely. It didn't take her long to figure out that Mommy wasn't going to respond to her screaming and nurse her, and she...
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    One of my kids had croup years ago, and we did...

    One of my kids had croup years ago, and we did not have a humidifier either. Instead we put an electric kettle out of her reach and kept it going all night. One night the steam wasn't helping, so we...
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    I don't serve milk here, either. Also, the worst...

    I don't serve milk here, either. Also, the worst picky eaters I have had were all huge milk drinkers! When their tummies are full of milk, they don't feel the *need* to eat, so will only choose their...
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    Wow, it seems like this relative has entitlement...

    Wow, it seems like this relative has entitlement issues. I would have no problem saying no- "sorry, all daycare toys stay in the daycare. Little Johnny is welcome to play with them when you are...
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    I use the 'dirty dozen' list when deciding...

    I use the 'dirty dozen' list when deciding whether to buy organic or not.

    http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/food/what-are-the-dirty-dozen-and-the-clean-fifteen/
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    I took a typical week's menu and figured out the...

    I took a typical week's menu and figured out the cost, which turned out to be just over $7 per child per day, so I claim $7. I was told by a friend who is an accountant that since I don't buy daycare...
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