Infant Room - What To Bring
Make sure everything is clearly labeled! Initials are okay unless there are two children with the same initials in the Infant Room.
- 1 tube or tub of the diaper ointment that you prefer to be used on your child
- 2 crib sheets (portable crib size)
- 2 changes of clothes and socks
- 3 bibs (minimum)
- 2 extra cans of formula (1 for the cabinet, 1 for the emergency backpack)
- 2 extra bottles (1 for the cabinet, 1 for the emergency backpack)
- Outdoor wear (jackets, hats, etc.)
- 2 pacifiers (if applicable)
- 1 pacifier "attacher" (if applicable)
- Jar food (when applicable)
- Cereal (when applicable)
- Snack food for children eating table food (cheerios, crackers, cheese, yogurt, etc.) (when applicable)
- Sippy cup (when applicable)
- OPTIONAL: sunscreen (with pediatrician's note for your infant under 12 months), bumper pad, mobile, soft top for crib, special teether, disposable camera for us to take pictures of your child with, etc.
What Not to Bring
- Glass bottles
- Clothing or other items that you would not want to get stained or lost
- Anything with NUTS or NUT OILS
Where Do I Put Everything?
- You will have several labeled areas designated for your child's things. We have limited space, so please be considerate of others and do not bring more than can fit. Due to our limited space, we cannot store your stroller or car seat, so please do not ask us to do so. If you would like to take your child for a walk during the middle of the day, we do have one umbrella stroller available for your use. Also, if an emergency situation should arise and one of the people on your Authorized Pick-Up list will be retrieving your child, we have an extra car seat for this reason.
- PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING! This includes clothing, bibs, pacifiers, bottles and their tops, sheets, blankets, jar food, cereal, fruit, containers of food that go in the fridge, dated expressed breast milk, etc. Invariably, more than one child will have the same of something and it becomes very difficult to distinguish between these items if they are not labeled.
- In the diaper changing tables, your child will have a cubby for labeled diaper ointment, sunscreen, clothing, bibs, pacifiers, sheets, and blankets. If we need to change your child's clothing for whatever reason, the dirty clothing will be tied in a plastic bag and placed in your cubby to be picked up at the end of the day. Please make sure all clothing fits and is appropriate for the weather.
- In the closet, you will have space for a diaper bag/bottle bag. We will place all empty bottles in this area once your child has finished drinking them, or their time has expired.
- In the refrigerator, you will have an assigned space for all prepared bottles and/or snack food. While we realize the convenience of "stocking up" on supplies, we ask that you please only bring enough food for a day or two, not the entire week. Again, with our limited space, we just do not have the room for mass storage.
- In the freezer, you can store expressed breast milk that is clearly labeled with your child's last name and the date of expression.
- In the cabinets, there will be space for your child's extra bottle(s) and extra formula, as well as cereal, jar food, snack food, and sippy cup (when applicable). Please bring all food in clearly labeled containers, bags or boxes. Feel free to bring in a week's supply of jar food, cereal, and/or snacks.
- Your child's outdoor wear (hats, coats, sweaters, mittens, etc.) will be kept in the wooden cubby in the sleeping area. There are four sections labeled by Primary Caregiver name.
Peanut and Nut Policy
Many food products pose problems for children with allergies, but the most dangerous in a school setting are peanuts and tree nuts. Tree nuts include almonds, walnuts, cashews, filberts, etc.
As Small Savers is a peanut-free Center, we want to ensure that no peanut or nut products are introduced into the classrooms. This is because children do not necessarily have to ingest peanuts and tree nuts, but exposure, even in the tiniest amount, through inadvertent contact (nose, eyes or mouth) can cause a serious reaction.
Strict avoidance is the only means of preventing an allergic reaction. Therefore, we require parent and staff cooperation in the following ways:
- Please make sure that your classroom teachers are aware of your child's food allergies;
- Do not bring food items to school, including snacks, gifts, etc., for children or teachers containing peanut or nut products;
- For food items that are brought to school to be shared by all the class, please bring only products that have been purchased in a store and have a clear and readable list of ingredients. Staff will refuse distribution of food products that are not properly labeled.
- For labeled food items which are brought to school to be shared by all the class or school, please do not bring in products with labels containing peanut or nut products, OR warnings about cross-contamination with peanut and nut products, such as:
- "Processed on shared equipment with peanut (or nut) products";
- "Manufactured in a facility that also processed peanuts (or nuts)";
- "May contain traces of peanuts (or nuts)".
Staff will refuse to distribute any of the above-mentioned products.
Small Savers will not be responsible for food that is not distributed by the Center itself. When a child is present at a potluck (or party/function where non-Center food is provided), the child's teacher or the Lead Teacher will not permit the child to eat food not provided by the Center unless otherwise specified by the parent. We thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.