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    Any babywearing, cloth diaper friendly providers?

    I already posted about my search for daycare. I'm just wondering if there are alot of babywearing and cloth diaper friendly home providers out there?

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    Baby wearing not likely since over time 30-40 years of lugging a child around takes its toll on the back. Also it is very common to have more than one young child in care at a time. Also it is more likely that the caregiver at least to start will have their own young children and would give the sling position to their own first.

    On the cloth diapers yes there are some home daycares that will accept them. I take them but the parents are requested to use a liner and if they do I will remove as much fecal matter as I can. Otherwise whatever is in the diaper is bagged (provided by the parent) and put in their carry bag (usually a washable waterproof drawstring or zippered bag). The idea is that I can give the cloth diapers only the treatment I give the disposables. I do not dump, clean out poop as it can cause splashing and contamination of the toilet. Any handling can lead to the spread of disease from child to child and diapering is one of the areas we try our best to contain. Ok this is probably more detailed info that you wanted but it is the rule of many agencies as well in terms of accepting cloth diapers. For a caregiver that says they will dump and rinse you might also want to find out what measures they are taking after to make sure the toilet area is sanitary for the other children since some day it will be your child out of diapers and sitting on the toilet seat and washign their face and hands in the sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playfelt View Post
    Baby wearing not likely since over time 30-40 years of lugging a child around takes its toll on the back. Also it is very common to have more than one young child in care at a time. Also it is more likely that the caregiver at least to start will have their own young children and would give the sling position to their own first.

    On the cloth diapers yes there are some home daycares that will accept them. I take them but the parents are requested to use a liner and if they do I will remove as much fecal matter as I can. Otherwise whatever is in the diaper is bagged (provided by the parent) and put in their carry bag (usually a washable waterproof drawstring or zippered bag). The idea is that I can give the cloth diapers only the treatment I give the disposables. I do not dump, clean out poop as it can cause splashing and contamination of the toilet. Any handling can lead to the spread of disease from child to child and diapering is one of the areas we try our best to contain. Ok this is probably more detailed info that you wanted but it is the rule of many agencies as well in terms of accepting cloth diapers. For a caregiver that says they will dump and rinse you might also want to find out what measures they are taking after to make sure the toilet area is sanitary for the other children since some day it will be your child out of diapers and sitting on the toilet seat and washign their face and hands in the sink.
    Thank you for the information playfelt! I use pocket diapers and disposable liners and flush them so that wont really change my routine at all. I'm hoping to find someone cloth diaper friendly but it's hard, and really other qualities in a care giver are more important to me right now anyways....It's nice to know I might be able to find someone though!
    Last edited by Marie999; 03-13-2011 at 07:19 PM.

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    A lot of providers in my area are cloth diaper friendly. The usual request is that diapers go home "as is".... (no washing), it the parents are not using liners.

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    I baby-wear and cloth diaper. I'm a big advocate of attachment parenting and also flex-scheduling. I baby-wear my own (my 6mo loves it on my back in the wrap) and also others. I can babywear two babies at once (I'm proud of that! lol).

    We also cloth diaper our own kids...so how could I say no to a daycare baby? As long as mama provides a wetbag so I can send soiled diapers home, I don't mind using cloth at all. I'm skilled with pins or snappies...we use prefolds on our own.
    ~ Mama to 4, Dayhome provider ~

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    Yay! I am an AP parent myself and I love that there are AP daycare providers!

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    A dad at a recent interview asked me how I can nurse my baby while caring for the other children...I explained that I can nurse hands-free in the sling. I wouldn't be able to bottlefeed him hands-free. Soft carriers are awesome!
    ~ Mama to 4, Dayhome provider ~

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    [QUOTE=Emilys4Guppies ;1227] I baby-wear my own (my 6mo loves it on my back in the wrap) and also others. I can babywear two babies at once (I'm proud of that! lol). QUOTE]

    I am duly impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilys4Guppies View Post
    A dad at a recent interview asked me how I can nurse my baby while caring for the other children...I explained that I can nurse hands-free in the sling. I wouldn't be able to bottlefeed him hands-free. Soft carriers are awesome!
    I never could figure out how to nurse while wearing....that requires skill!

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    I am not a parent (yet), but have a daycare (but don't have young young children).

    One question I have is: How are your backs holding up!?!?! I don't think I'll ever be able to babywear as I have cronic back pain, and can easily throw out my back (once again).

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