The transition to daycare is an exciting milestone for both parents and babies. Preparing your little one for this new chapter requires planning and making sure they have everything they need to be comfortable and safe as they explore and learn in their educational environment. The school year is ready to begin. In fact, since September 1, many daycare centers begin to receive babies, so it will be good for you to have a list of essential items that you should consider bringing to the daycare for your baby.
What you should bring to daycare for your baby
Back to school begins this September, but not only in regards to educational centers from kindergarten, primary and secondary school, but also daycare centers now receive babies and preschool children. Let’s review then what should be included in the “kit” or basic list to take our children to daycare.
As is customary, each daycare usually asks parents or families to bring a list of basic things to care for the children.
Each daycare center will have its own list, which it must send to families, but to get an idea, we can make one that is close to what is generally requested.
For the day
A cloth bag or backpack with your baby’s name, containing a complete set of clothes that includes pants, a T-shirt, and a tank top, as well as a pair of socks. It is recommended to prioritize zip-up sweatshirts and comfortable clothes that the little ones can put on themselves; In this sense, it is advisable to avoid monkeys. Diapers or a bag that has some diapers (if the daycare welcomes babies) and a complete set of clothes that can consist of a clean bodysuit and clean pajamas. A plastic bag to store the dirty clothes in case they have to change the baby. A pair of slippers with Velcro/Velcro closure.
Pillowcase and sheet with the name or a blanket. A doll or stuffed animal that the baby usually sleeps with at home (not all daycare centers may request it, but depending on each child, they may let you take it). This mod guarantees that the baby can nap comfortably. You should also bring a pacifier if you know your little one only falls asleep with it on.
For the food
A plastic cup. Bib. Individual tablecloth. Water bottle.
A pack of fine point colored pencils. A packet of sheets or folios. A long-sleeved smock for painting activities.
A package with 2 rolls of hand paper. A pack of 10 packs of paper tissues. 2 packs of wet wipes. A disinfectant liquid soap. A toothbrush (which must be renewed halfway through the course). A towel. A comb.
To avoid: In practically all daycares it is prohibited to put candy, coins and other small objects in the child’s backpack or in their lockers in the daycare since these are likely to cause suffocation to the child if swallowed.
Don’t forget to label everything
On the other hand, you should keep in mind that since there may be many children in the nursery, even if they are of different age ranges, it is very easy for educators to confuse things, so it is important to personalize their clothes and objects in the nursery. as much as possible, for example, with labels with the first and last name of the boy or girl. There are ready-made ones that are applied to fabrics by simply ironing them, but you can also choose to use special markers that do not fade when washed.
Additionally, children’s change of clothes should be checked and replaced every week while bibs, towel and non-slip socks generally once or twice a week. The backpack is not always necessary since in daycare it is still enough to put things in cotton bags, but nothing excludes buying one and putting everything inside so that it is easier for you to carry it and bring it back and so that in daycare, it have better location.
Contact information and forms
Along with all of the above, provide the daycare with a list of emergency contact numbers and any relevant medical information. Additionally, complete any forms required by the daycare to facilitate your baby’s care.
With everything mentioned, you will be able to fully equip your baby or your preschool-age son or daughter to go to daycare for this course, although we repeat that the list is of a general nature and that the daycare to which you take the child will surely will send you a more specific one.
Once you have made the list of the things your baby will need to go to daycare, all that remains is to wish all the children the best possible start to this new and fantastic adventure that will lead them to discover many things, to interact through first time with their classmates and to learn even more than they have done so far at home with mom, dad and grandparents.
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