Tiya - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
My son is 3mths and he started a childminder 1 week b4 I start back to work. I would send him early in the morning and pick him up half days until yesterday , which was his first full day and he came home with a fairly big scratch on his leg. He is not at that stage yet were is holds or plays with his feet, plus I cut his nails on his hands the night before. The sitter said she doesn't know how he got it. He has soft wrist rattles on and when she turned around they were off and he had the scratch, she doesn't have any nails or jewellry on to scratch him. Basically she has no idea how it happened. I took him back this morning (day after) and she gives me the name of a lady who she says she sometimes gets assistance from with looking after the kids. Firstly, the law only allows 3 kids or babies per caregiver so why does she need "assistance".
Plus he looks like he has swollen eyelids when he comes home from possibly crying all day and he doesn't normally cry that often because he really is a humble baby compared to my first child and literally only cries when he wants something food, nappy change and he is not a colicky baby at all. So what is it?
I get this feeling she leaves him for long periods and doesn't give him the attention he needs considering he is the only baby as she has 2 older children to look after almost 2yrs old plus she says she keeps these kids away from my baby. so who can you trust when no one else is around as a witness?? Help!