So we got our first ‘incident’ phone call from daycare. Apparently Curly was cruising with a toy in his mouth, tripped and face-planted, and cut his lip. They calmed him and tried to ice it, which he hated, so they resorted to giving him half a popsicle to work on (not a bad idea we thought) I like how we were notified right away and received a written report upon picking him up. It looked pretty awful! We are still very happy with this daycare. Curly is officially over his ‘tears at drop-off’ phase. We have had ZERO issues with diaper rash. He hasn’t been sick with more than a mild cold (knock wood). And they seem to take very good care of him. We just wish he would nap longer. That should hopefully get better once he transfers to the toddler room.

On to the next question, this time from Two Moms, Two Monkeys: Do you leave Curly asleep and then go, or leave while he is awake?

We almost always leave Curly right after we put him to bed. We like to be the ones doing his bedtime routine, and since he goes to bed at 7pm, it’s a pretty convenient time to go out afterward. When our friends babysit for us, they know they’re just going to be hanging out downstairs while Curly sleeps upstairs. They may peek at him with the video monitor, but it’s a totally effortless job. They’re advised that if he should wake up upset, to give us a call right away. When we do need to go somewhere before his bedtime, we like for our parents to watch him. He knows them the best and it’s important for him to feel comfortable. But those instances are few in number.

Check out my injury!

14 responses to “Faceplant!

  1. Poor guy! It is great that your daycare called so promptly after his incident. I think the popsicle was a great idea as well.
    Glad to hear this daycare situation is going so much better.

  2. Oh, poor guy. He looks like a trooper, though, all smiles even w/ his busted lip. Glad you’re still happy with the daycare – sounds like a vast improvement.

  3. Poor Miles. I bet he liked the popsicle, though!

  4. Schroedinger

    Poor Miles! It does seem like the daycare handled the situation with complete professionalism– good job on them. I hope that fat lip doesn’t bother Miles too much. It’s greatto heat that he has adjusted to the new daycare so well. Hopefully longer naps will come. What I wouldn’t give for a shred of Miles’s nap time in MY day!!

  5. reminds me of you! you used to go cruising and then just let go and hit your lip on the way down. Lots’ of fat lips way back then. Rebecca let go and fell backwards, hit the back of her head. Popsicles are a terrific way to get kids and ice together.

  6. Aw, the first baby face plant. Poor guy. My friend Ellen (mom to three boys) once told me it takes seven scars to make a man, so your little Miles seems well on his way!

  7. Ouch! That’s a pretty good owie. Great idea they had to give him a popsicle.

  8. darn! poor little guy! still adorable even with a busted lip!

  9. Poor baby! I think the popsicle is a great idea and just another reminder of how well they know kids. He seems to be in great hands with this new daycare.

    Thanks for the response! I like being the ones to put them to bed too, and usually just have my mom come sit here. I think we need to get back to 7pm bedtime, as it has started to slip to 9pm and we have very tired and cranky boys (and Mamas) by then.

  10. Poor little man! That photo is kind of hilarious (after knowing that he’s okay). I am so happy that he’s at this new daycare now that he’s so mobile!

  11. Next in Line

    I like the popsicle treatment plan. I bet that helped everything feel better.

  12. Poor baby! But he sure is handsome and those eyes! Seriously beautiful!

  13. Oh his poor lip! But I agree that it sounds as though his daycare handled the whole even well. Yay for no more tears (or diaper rash).

  14. Oh poor baby! I hope it heals quickly.

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