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    Our centre doesn't allow made up bottles of formula, I used to send in formula dispensers with the required amount, 2 sets of clothes and 6 nappies per day, his ruggie. He has 2 of the same so one is always in his bag when the other is in the wash.
    His hat and sippy cup stay at daycare. Ds had his own cot when he was in the babies room in which sheets and blanket were supplied by the centre. Daycare supply food and sunscreen. I provide a bottle of dymadon to keep at the centre with ds's name on it as they use panadol but we use dymadon at home, he's been a terrible teether.

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    I would leave a tin of formula and bring in bottles each day.
    A hat and any comforters they like, spare clothes.

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    When DS was first at daycare, around 5 months, we packed:
    8-10 nappies
    2 complete changes of clothes including singlets/body suits and socks - blow outs sometimes went everywhere!
    LTD swaddle for sleeping (the arm free one)
    Dummy for sleep
    We never sent shoes until he was walking properly.
    I used to go and breastfeed initially but once DS decided the bottle was easier, I sent enough bottles with cool boiled water measured in them and containers with formula in them. Our daycare wouldn't make bottles unless you provided bottles with the right amount of water.

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    Our daycare we had to send bottles of pre measured water and measured formula powder in a container.

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    I don't put much in. My dd is 2 and toilet trained.

    - change of clothes
    - water bottle
    - shoes/jumper if she is not wearing them there
    - piece of fruit for the fruit bowl

    she doesn't have a dummy or a comforter, but if she did I would put it in. She has a hat that stays at daycare.

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    If DD/DS went tues-Monday I would leave Childcare sippy cups there and collect on final day instead of taking home daily. They had basket things.


    We had to pack food
    Bottles
    Clothes I pack onesies as back up
    Shoes
    Medicine depending on child
    Diary thing
    Dummy

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    At my DDs childcare they provide cloth nappies, wipes, sippy cups.
    All the babies have a pigeon hole to store their things. In my DDs she has:
    - a spare set of clothes just in case (leggings, bodysuit, tshirt socks, long sleeve top)
    - a dummy which she has for sleeping.
    - sleeping bag
    - little muslin cloths to cuddle when sleeping
    - hat for outside play
    - nappies. They do provide cloth nappies but I prefer her using Huggies which we use at home. If you want a specific brand then I'd supply your own (eg friends DD had a reaction to one brand of nappies so she sticks to Huggies only).
    DDs childcare doesn't provide food for the baby house as with young babies they don't want to give foods that babies have not been introduced to before. So I have to provide lunch and snacks. I always give more than she would have at home for options in case she's having a fussy day. She's 13 months now so I don't BF during the day.
    Only thing I'd add is get some good quality name labels (eg from stuck on you or hippo blue etc) these will stay on all your food containers/bottles and not come off with washing and you can get iron on ones for clothes/sleeping bags too.

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    Default what's in your child's daycare bag?

    thanks ladies, these are all great. I'll try and get a list from the centre soon.

    gingermillie I ordered some hippo blue name labels a while ago but I might need some waterproof ones. the hippo blue ones are so cute!

    thanks for the encouragement re BF. I was always planning to finish up around this time. I planned to drop it back to maybe 2 feeds a day plus overnight if he wanted it, but he started to bite me and it hurts! I've started using different bottles (the medela calma bottles just became too much of a pita to clean) and I think he's become accustomed to getting the milk out with less effort. so now he goes on the boob and gets frustrated and bites me. he's also teething. I tried feeding him with a shield today but it didn't really help. he's nipped me enough times now that I'm too scared to go back and feed him as the pain is so unpleasant. so I'm taking this as my cue from the universe to wean. I'm sad but largely ok with it. I'd never planned to BF much past the 6m mark so not like I had a 12m goal that I'm cutting short or anything.

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    Might be worth checking what brand of nappies and wipes they use if they provide them. My kids are really sensitive and had reactions to products so I always sent my own wipes and cloth nappies.

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    Default what's in your child's daycare bag?

    My 14mo goes to Childcare with a full change in her bag and that's it. Everything else is provided. Even if she needs two changes on a bad day the centre has spares.

    Oh and when she was on formula bottle we would leave a tin there and a bottle. We only collected them once she was done with bottles!

    Everything labeled obviously
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