As the weather gets warmer, you need to rethink the items that you pack in your child's daycare bag. It is time to swap out all your child's cold weather gear with gear more suited for warm weather.
If your child has not been potty trained yet, it is always a good idea to keep an extra change of clothes in a labeled zip-lock bag. If you haven't changed out the extra set of clothing you keep at daycare since this past fall, it is time to change out the items. Your extra clothing may no longer fit your growing child, and may be inappropriate for the season.
Make sure your "extra" bag contains the following items:
Sometimes accidents with young children can get messy, which is why it is a good idea to throw in some socks and shoes as well.
Even if your child is past the potty-training stages, it can still be a good idea to keep some extra clothing on hand. That way, if your child gets dirty or wet playing outside, or while doing an art project, they can have something else to change into.
If your child spends a lot of time outside, send them to daycare every day with a water bottle. Make sure you fill it up every morning; this will cut down on the work your child's teacher has to do to get them ready to go outside.
Children can easily get dehydrated going outside; having a water bottle handy will help your child beat the heat without getting sick.
Sunscreen & Lip Balm
Most states require daycare's to put sunscreen on all children before going outside if it is hotter than a specific temperature, such as 65 degrees. Make sure your child has a labeled bottle of sunscreen at their daycare that they can use.
You should also make sure that your child has a labeled lip balm that provides UV protection as well. Your child's lips can get burned just as easily as the rest of their body, and can also easily get dried out while playing outside.
Finally, make sure you throw a hat in to your child's daycare bag. They may not always remember or want to wear it, but it is a great way to make sure your child is protected from the sun when they are outside for extended periods of time.
Make sure you switch out your kid's extra set of clothing with seasonally appropriate items. Put away the mittens and winter hats, and exchange them for sunscreen, lip balm, water bottles and summer hats.
To learn more, contact a daycare like Mendon Child Care Ctr.Share
9 June 2015
Is taking your child to daycare something that is new to you? If so, do you know what all your child will need while he or she is in the care of others? Packing more than he or she needs or not packing enough, can make things more difficult than they need to be. So, how do you find the right amount of stuff to pack? What will your son or daughter really need while in daycare? Go to my blog to learn what your child will need and several tips that can make adapting to the daycare system easier for you and your child.