alittlehebert11513 (323.9 days ago) Kids fall and get bumps and bruises all the time but she should have let you know!!!! If the child was in my care I would have called you right away!
lilmissesmum- (328.6 days ago) I put I would be pissed off, not because the child is hurt or anything like that because I think we know these things happen but because she didnt call you, yeah its only a a little thing this time but what if it was something bigger next time.
antiguababy (328.7 days ago) Kids fall down,it happens. You refer to this person as `the help` rather than a sitter, which I find a little odd. It makes it sound as if she has jobs to do at your house as well, which could explain why perhaps she didn`t drop everything and call you immediately. Bottom line---kids get hurt occasionally and it`s often no ones fault. As long as it`s not a pattern or you have other evidence of neglegence, I wouldn`t make a big deal out of it.
hannahe (328.7 days ago) im with ash.a on this one too. my kids always fall into everything. bruises are bruises but a phone call to tell you seems a bit over cautious. if he had been bleeding profusely, i would have expected a call but did you really need to drop everything to come home and check on a bruise? probably not, so she waited to tell you when you got home...half the time my kids barely cry and walk away with a giant lump or bruise and i think `wow, i would have expected you to cry for a long time!` so i wouldnt overreact about it. if you want her to call you next time he gets hurt, i would simply tell her.
allynne7 (Jaime) (328.8 days ago) My DD hit the wall last week. Man, you should see the goose egg and bruise on her forhead (she`s almost 3)! Poor girl! There things happen.
ash.a (328.8 days ago) Did you want her to call you at work?? If I were the one looking after the child, I wouldn`t think it was phone call worthy - seeing as there is nothing the parent can do, and it would just feel like I was pestering them at work. In that situation, I would have just said something to you upon your arrival. Maybe your child didn`t even notice and the bruise was the only evidance?? I take care of a child that isn`t bothered whatsoever when he bangs his head into things, and then another one that looses her mind if she even drops a toy. Personality plays a lot into how a caregiver will react I think.
frenchie23 (328.9 days ago) I would be mad she didn`t tell you right away, accidents do happen, just a couple weeks ago my daughter fell and hit her face in the footboard of the bed and OMG she had the biggest black eye for a week, I felt terrible cuz I was playing and chasing her around... I txted my fiancé at work right away ( after calming her down) even took a pic and sent it to him.... It`s not the first time she hurt herself and I`m not far from her, not cause I`m not paying attentionbut she`s not at arm reach every second of the day... I would make it clear with her that she needs to report that kind if stuff right away.... I think its a normal reaction you had to be furious at first, but it won`t be his last accident... We can`t keep out kids in a bubble wrapped home....
Jamie86 (329 days ago) I would be upset that she didn`t call and let you know it had happened. My son was always running into things and would always have a bruise or scrap. He hit his head on our coffee table quite a few times and they left nice little bruises, I finally told my hubby that was enough and to get it out of our house. I would tell her from now on if he gets hurt she is to notify you.
letthisonestick (329 days ago) Tough one. If she had called you and let you know before you got home, would that have changed anything? Maybe take this as an oppertunity to tell the help that you want called for any injury. IDK accidents happen though!
2babiesforme (329 days ago) EEEK this is a hard one! How old is your child? Can you ask them what happened? My 3 year old would tell me exactly what happened and of course you will get a sure answer next time they come back and your child freaks out. If not then I would presume it was an accident unless it happens again.