daycare worker charged for burning baby
Marta

United States

#21 Feb 2, 2013
Working Mother and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>My daughter is and will ALWAYS be my priority, the reason I choose to balance work and home. The point I'm making is that working parents take parenting just as serious as stay at home parents. I say parents because I know men who are stay at home parents (while the mother works) and are damn good at it. Don't say that mothers who work need to take being a mother more seriously. There are stay at home moms that care more for that next bag or car than the well-being of her child. Morals and values determine how serious people take parenting.
If you're entrusting your precious child to a minimum wage stranger every day, then your child is NOT your first priority.

Did you read the original post? A baby was horribly burned and hurt by someone who was supposed to take "care" of her.

The safest place for a child is with loving parents. Parents should plan better before they bring children into this world.

Maybe living in a smaller home and driving an older car are the sacrifices parents should make in order for their child to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment.

Children need their parents more than a couple stressed-out hours each evening. It's called priorities!
shera

United States

#22 Feb 2, 2013
Well the worker and owner are to blame. 1. Licensing says bottle warmers are not allowed 2. The cords to anything are supposed to be taped up and outta reach of children 3. Why wasn't the worker watching those children. They should both be charges..
sandi

United States

#23 Feb 2, 2013
shera wrote:
Well the worker and owner are to blame. 1. Licensing says bottle warmers are not allowed 2. The cords to anything are supposed to be taped up and outta reach of children 3. Why wasn't the worker watching those children. They should both be charges..
you just don't get it do you. how could a caring mother leave a child there without checking these things?
Sad

United States

#24 Feb 6, 2013
What daycare center did the incident occur at??
why

Marksville, LA

#25 Feb 6, 2013
Daddy's Daycare
Working Mom

Fpo, AE

#26 Feb 7, 2013
Marta wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're entrusting your precious child to a minimum wage stranger every day, then your child is NOT your first priority.
Did you read the original post? A baby was horribly burned and hurt by someone who was supposed to take "care" of her.
The safest place for a child is with loving parents. Parents should plan better before they bring children into this world.
Maybe living in a smaller home and driving an older car are the sacrifices parents should make in order for their child to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment.
Children need their parents more than a couple stressed-out hours each evening. It's called priorities!

I personally know the child that was burned, one of the reasons I'm defending his mother and other working moms. I know the story and understand it clearly. You or no one else can tell my my child isn't my priority.
Not all child care providers work for minimum wage. My child is cared for on a military installation where the rules are extremely strict. Not all children are safe at home all day either. Negligence is to blame for a child being hurt in this situation and that's the bottom line. Is your home 100% safe from accidents? I bet it isn't,(no home is) nor is a daycare. Not saying you don't care properly for your child(ren)- if you have any. I'm just saying there are risks and irresponsible people everywhere. To make it seem as if stay home parents aren't stressed and don't get tired is unbelievable. To solely blame having a job outside the home on abilities as a parent is not a fair assessment. You don't know my situation, as I don't know yours. I elect to work, planned child or not, the same way it is your choice not to.
Sally

United States

#27 Feb 7, 2013
You are right, it's a choice whether to give a child your utmost care & devotion during the formative years or turn it over to someone who has a job & draws wages to watch your child.
Working Mom

Fpo, AE

#28 Feb 7, 2013
I've made my point and stand firm behind it. Working or staying at home, parenting isn't easy and no one is perfect at it.
marta

United States

#29 Feb 8, 2013
Working Mom wrote:
<quoted text>I personally know the child that was burned, one of the reasons I'm defending his mother and other working moms. I know the story and understand it clearly. You or no one else can tell my my child isn't my priority.
Not all child care providers work for minimum wage. My child is cared for on a military installation where the rules are extremely strict. Not all children are safe at home all day either. Negligence is to blame for a child being hurt in this situation and that's the bottom line. Is your home 100% safe from accidents? I bet it isn't,(no home is) nor is a daycare. Not saying you don't care properly for your child(ren)- if you have any. I'm just saying there are risks and irresponsible people everywhere. To make it seem as if stay home parents aren't stressed and don't get tired is unbelievable. To solely blame having a job outside the home on abilities as a parent is not a fair assessment. You don't know my situation, as I don't know yours. I elect to work, planned child or not, the same way it is your choice not to.
There's not much to understand. If that child had been in the care of their parents, they never would have suffered from being burned.

It's THAT simple
Marcelle

United States

#30 Feb 8, 2013
Today was supposed to be my first day back to work after four months of maternity leave, but I didn't go.

Two weeks ago, I gave my notice, and you're a big reason why my husband and I decided the best job for me is to stay at home with our daughter. I interviewed nannies and even had a day care selected, but when I would think about leaving our daughter with a stranger, I literally got sick to my stomach.

I have an MBA and have worked hard to get where I am professionally, but no job outside of the home compares to the one I have inside the home. I chose my husband wisely and definitely treat him kindly; we both support each other and realize that all the financial sacrifices we are making right now are worth being able to raise our own child.

Shopping trips to Nordstrom have been replaced with coupon clipping and diaper runs, but you know what? I don't miss it, and I definitely don't regret my decision. Without the stress and time commitments of working outside the home, I can proudly say I have the time and energy to be my kid's mom and my husband's girlfriend.
Iron Chef

Natchitoches, LA

#31 Feb 8, 2013
Well if they had followed the recipe the way it was read, they wouldn't have burned the baby! They'd have a golden, succulent baby that all the workers could enjoy!
Sad

United States

#32 Feb 10, 2013
Chef- you are a sick person. What sort of sick mind would even think of that type of comment. I hope you didn't think you were being funny. I will pray for you.

Since: Feb 12

Natchitoches, LA

#33 Feb 10, 2013
I tried hard not to respond to this but I feel like it is necessary that I do is order for me to put it out of my mind. It is the Daycare responsibility to take care of any child once that child is dropped off. It does not matter if the parent is working or not or if the parent dropped off the child in her PJ's, this should not be the bases of this issue the issue is that a child was not protected from danger. If it would have happen at home then the fact still remain the same. The child was not protected from harm.
marta

United States

#35 Feb 10, 2013
Shelia p wrote:
I tried hard not to respond to this but I feel like it is necessary that I do is order for me to put it out of my mind. It is the Daycare responsibility to take care of any child once that child is dropped off. It does not matter if the parent is working or not or if the parent dropped off the child in her PJ's, this should not be the bases of this issue the issue is that a child was not protected from danger. If it would have happen at home then the fact still remain the same. The child was not protected from harm.
Of course the daycare "should" take care of the children in their care, but time after time they don't. We've all heard the horror stories of what precious babies have gone through at daycare centers.

If at all possible, children should be cared for by their parents.
strawberry blond

United States

#36 Feb 11, 2013
Sexual encounters between 4- and 5-year-old students were allegedly an "everyday thing" at a California preschool that is coming under attack for a lack of supervision, the mother of a 5-year-old former student said.

"There were times when teachers would let aides in the room for hours at a time to watch the kids," he said. "During nap time, the aides would be sleeping and the children would have been molesting each other during this time," he alleged.

The mother who spoke to KABC said her daughter had been caught by a teacher in the school bathroom performing oral sex on a 4-year-old boy.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/sexual-encounters-al...
The Walkers

Marthaville, LA

#37 Feb 14, 2013
All of this is a bunch of lies. No one was burned at Daddy's Daycare! We take pride in caring for the children and meeting the need of every parent. Please stop the lies and rumors. This is probably a parent who simpliy does not wanna pay and started a lies.
june

Mansfield, LA

#38 Feb 14, 2013
well its not the first incident the Sista beat a child up their before the one name Faye Walker! But she back working with the kids.
shera

United States

#39 Feb 14, 2013
Its not lies. I saw it on the dcfs website.
Negative

Natchitoches, LA

#40 Feb 14, 2013
The Walkers wrote:
All of this is a bunch of lies. No one was burned at Daddy's Daycare! We take pride in caring for the children and meeting the need of every parent. Please stop the lies and rumors. This is probably a parent who simpliy does not wanna pay and started a lies.
I was at cornerstone pediatrics a couple of days after, when this baby came in with his parents, thats was the most horible thing I ever seen. I asked the secretary what happened and she stated he was burned at Daddy Daycare.This child was burned really bad. So this is true! It is a disgrace for you to get on here and lie. No you did not protect this child and you failed his parents.
mean mama

Marthaville, LA

#43 Feb 16, 2013
if that was my baby, i'd make sure the "care giver" got the worst possible punishment.

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