Originally Posted by Ruthla
What kind of bottles are you using?
First of all, I'd start putting less milk in each bottle, so she's not as likely to drink a little, get filled up, and then want to play with the bottle.
Secondly, you might want to see if maybe a different kind of bottle is easier for her to drink from. Are you 100% sure they're making her self-feed and that's why it's spilling? Could it be that it's dribbling out of her mouth because it's too fast a flow or a hard shape for her to drink or something like that?
Thirdly- is this on-campus daycare free for students, or are you paying to use it? If it's free, I 100% understand that there might not be ANY money in the budget to pay for childcare.
However, if you're paying for this, you might want to try and find another student who can babysit for your DD while you're in class. It may not end up costing much more, and you can have much more control over the childcare quality (ie: you can fire the sitter if they don't follow your orders.) You can put up signs on campus looking for a babysitter.
I'm using Playtex nursers.
They weren't propping her bottle and leaving her alone. What they were doing was putting her in the swing and holding the bottle for her, but they told me the milk would dribble out and she didn't seem interested. So instead of taking the bottle away and putting it back in the fridge, they gave it to Fleur and let her play with it and all the milk ran out onto her clothes! She just thinks its a toy and doesn't understand that its for eating.
The daycare is not free. I receive assistance from Job and Family Services for child care, but with three kids going, I still have to pay a hefty chunk of money every month. I had to take out a student loan this semester to pay for it because there would not be any money in the budget for childcare otherwise.
There is hope if problems continue, however. My dad might very well be losing his job, and he said if that happens he will come up in the mornings to watch the kids while I go to class. Obviously I don't want my dad to lose his job, but it would be a much better situation for us, especially for little Fleur.