I was touring a day care yesterday and they happily pointed out that they don't have any "child containment devices." I think she thought I was going to clap my hands and do a little happy dance about it (I could tell she'd somehow sensed that I was at least a little crunchy- probably because I was wearing her in a carrier). But honestly, my DD has reflux and will not sleep flat on a crib. Generally the only way to get her to nap is in a swing or ON me. Well, I assume day care providers aren't going to have the time to let her take whole naps while on them (plus she generally either needs to be bounced on a ball or walked, and they didn't have any yoga balls, but that's a different story).
I told her this general idea, and she said that even if they had a swing that as soon as she fell asleep in it they would have to move her to the crib per state rules about SIDS.
So, if your day care is a stickler for these types of things, what accommodations did they make for a reflux baby? Can they angle the crib mattress (again, I know this probably varies from state-to-state)?
They also said that the state requires them to have some sort of "schedule" on hand for feeding. But that once the bottle is opened that they can keep it out for up to one hour. So if they try, but she's not interested, they can keep trying off and on for an hour before they have to throw it out. I'm thinking I'll just tell them that her schedule is to eat every 1.5 hours
I loved a lot of other things about this day care (their outside area was hands-down the BEST I've ever seen), and it's also the one that's most likely to have an opening. So I'm trying to learn how to get them to work with me, preferably without having to cause a big ruckus.