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Dd's first session at preschool child's poo on her - quick reponses pls

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Wishfulmakeupping Tue 30-Aug-16 12:37:43

Just picked up toddler, screaming baby in tow when they said her first session went well but there was a poo incident with another toddler and poo got on her hat and cardi(?!)
I asked if she's touched it and what happened but screaming baby and toddler running out so dumped the offending items in bin and we've come home.
Called the manager for clarification on exactly what happened but is there a situation in which this isn't a big deal because it feels like its really bad. Dd said poo got on her shoes too and the girl did it on purpose but can't get any more info than that yet until manager calls back

Seekingadvice123 Tue 30-Aug-16 12:40:55

What are you asking for OP?

JacquesHammer Tue 30-Aug-16 12:41:17

Wouldn't have dumped the items - would have washed and used again.

To be honest wouldn't have even occured to me to call to find out what happened.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 30-Aug-16 12:43:09

Whether this would give you concerns about the preschool itself I suppose I can overreacted but told DH whose quite chilled normally and he said what the hell is going on for a child to get poo on 3 area's of dd before they intervened

TotallySpies17 Tue 30-Aug-16 12:43:23

Toddlers can be gross and poo incidents happen!
I'd maybe just ask for clarification about circumstances next time you're in nursery but I wouldn't over worry about it.

TotallySpies17 Tue 30-Aug-16 12:44:06

And I certainly wouldn't judge the preschool on this one incident.

NataliaOsipova Tue 30-Aug-16 12:44:49

Many scenarios. For example - the other toddler realises she has done a poo and sticks her hands in it. She is upset by this, panics and flails around a bit and touches your DD in the midst of this, thus soiling her clothes. Presumably the preschool hadn't left your DD in soiled stuff? Remember that what to a child is "on purpose" can be, very obviously, an accident to an adult observer.

Seekingadvice123 Tue 30-Aug-16 12:44:52

Concerns about the preschool...... because another child had a toilet accident?

SirChenjin Tue 30-Aug-16 12:46:29

It's impossible to second guess this -I'd wait to speak to the manager and see what happened. Toddlers poo, the nursery has informed you, no biggie.

LivingOnTheDancefloor Tue 30-Aug-16 12:49:16

I would want to know what happened. Was a dirty nappy left accessible to toddlers? How long before a member of staff noticed what was happening? Was it a deliberate act from the other child and if yes did it happen before? This kind of things.
I guess the point would be to understand if it could have been avoided, or if it was just one of these things that children make happen in a split second.

AndNowItsSeven Tue 30-Aug-16 12:50:02

Poo features often in the lives of pre school children. You need to relax.

cansu Tue 30-Aug-16 12:50:06

Am not sure what u r upset about. Wash clothes. Problem sorted. Kids are messy. Toddlers poo. Non event really.

NataliaOsipova Tue 30-Aug-16 12:52:59

Just ask - in a detached way - if they can let you know what happened. Preschools these days take kids much younger, so many aren't potty trained and so the chances of "poo incidents" must be quite high! Grim but true!

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 30-Aug-16 12:54:53

Total non issue. Hope your daughter enjoyed preschool!

TheGruffaloMother Tue 30-Aug-16 12:55:53

Toddlers are gross. It's in the job spec. You should have just washed the dirty stuff. Presumably they handed them to you bagged up?

Trifleorbust Tue 30-Aug-16 12:56:00

Of course this can happen. If you end up with poo on yourself or your toddler occasionally at home, which I assume you do because it is very easy to do, think how easy it is to do this when they are all playing together in a nursery environment. You are going to make yourself into the biggest PITA ever if you call up about stuff like this asking for 'clarification on exactly what happened'.

massivearse Tue 30-Aug-16 12:57:11

Can't beat a good toddler poo incedent.

VioletBam Tue 30-Aug-16 12:57:18

Gross but don't worry OP. Preschool is like a zoo.

My DD's first week there she was pushed off a stage and sat on by the same child on different days.

She was also told to "Smell my wand!" by another little girl grin and when DD said she didn't want to smell it, the child kicked up a huge fuss!

DD smelled the wand.

She's 8 now and laughs so hard when she remembers that.

"Anna made me smell her wand!"


Gottagetmoving Tue 30-Aug-16 12:58:27

I think the preschool should explain how it happened,yes.
However, I wouldn't get too upset about it. Kids have poo accidents - and it is just poo and despite people's horror about poo, won't kill anyone.

DeadGood Tue 30-Aug-16 12:58:28

"screaming baby and toddler running out so dumped the offending items in bin and we've come home"

OP, are you saying that you threw a hat and a cardigan away - as in, threw them into a rubbish bin - instead of asking for a plastic bag, taking them home and throwing them in the washing machine?


NataliaOsipova Tue 30-Aug-16 12:59:35

Preschool is like a zoo

VioletBam is spot on. It is. It really is!

honkinghaddock Tue 30-Aug-16 12:59:45

It's only poo.

VioletBam Tue 30-Aug-16 12:59:48

DeadGood oh don't be so uppity. OP is perfectly entitled to be disgusted by another child's shit!

I would be the same...there's no "wow" about it! hmm

tryhard Tue 30-Aug-16 13:02:13

How old are the children concerned?

tryhard Tue 30-Aug-16 13:02:35

Are they meant to be clean & dry before they start pre-school?

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