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Mouldy Clothes!!!(23 Posts)
Relying on my fellow MNs to tell me if I'm overreacting! DP picked up DS from nursery yesterday and we usually have a change of clothes daily because they don't always put bibs on them. Kinda irritating as they often get ruined but hey ho. This time there was an item of clothing that was bagged and when opened was covered completely in mould. Must've been in there for weeks. I'm pretty pissed off to be honest but cant tell if im being irrational. Does this warrant a friendly chat or do I leave it? Other than the clothes thing of love her nursery and haven't had an major issues with them. What to do?!
They're clothes, clothes get ruined sometimes. Clothes sent into nursery should be cheap and easily replaceable. I wouldn't give it a second thought tbh.
ITs normally me that forgets messy nursery clothes in the boot of the car and they end up mouldy.
I wouldn't get worked up about nursery doing it too personally
Just check the bag daily and then wet clothes won't get left in it?
You need to check your child's bag
Its very busy in nurseries and its not always possible for staff to remember every little thing like changes of clothes
They've bagged them up for you, and what, left them on his peg in the cloakroom? Near where his shoes go? Some other place they thought you'd pick them up from?
You have 1 nursery child's clothes to keep track of, they have how many? 80?
If you're used to their clothes being changed daily you're surely used to wondering where their original outfit is? Did it not occur to you in a less-mouldy timeframe to relocate whatever it is that ended up mouldy?
You lost track of an item of your child's clothing for weeks and want to know what to do about it? Um... pay more attention?
Where did they leave the item that it had 'been there for weeks'? Ours put dirty stuff in a nappy bag and in DSs rucksack which comes home and is checked every day. Mind you I also notice when his clothes have been changed so am expecting dirty stuff in the bag. Anyway, it's just clothes, kids clothes at that. Who cares? Unless you are sending him in designer gear to nursery (which would be insane)?
If this is the only issue you have then I would leave it
You never send a kid to nursery in anything thats "nice"- it will be bathed in every known bodily substance, and a few extra you didn't know of, and these will fester by a radiator or sunny window.
Clothes really arent a priority, chalk it up to experience.
Highcasle - Sorry I didn't make myself clear...they bag them up and leave them in each childs drawer with nappies creams etc on the day then move them to their backpacks in the evening. Parents don't have access to thhis paticular part of nurdery. If I'm moaning about mould it's safe to say I'm vigilant enough to check her everyday and put a fee sets of new change of cheap clothes in there. So easy to lose track of outfits. We ask if that's everything. They say yup!
You don't have access to their backpack? What's the purpose of the backpack then? And how did you ever discover the mouldy clothes then?
It's not unusual that they'd say "Yup!" when you ask "Is that everything?" because as has been pointed out previously, it's not a nursery with 1 child attending. They probably had something
important else on their mind.
I think OP was saying the clothes were in the drawer (which she doesn't have access to), rather than the bag (which she does have access to) and we're presumably left in the drawer for some time before being moved to the bag.
OP, I'm sure they didn't do this deliberately and it was a simple oversight.
Highcasle...I don't have access to her drawer where their store her clothes in the day before moving them to her backpack. Of course I have access to her backpack!! Thanak for assuming im not an idiot HSMM We ask daily if that's everything to make sure nothing is left behind and is difficult to get clean. Try to prevent throwing stuff away where possible. So HSMM...I definitely don't think they did it deliberately. Just sure whether I should have a chat about how to avoid this so I don't have a. Mouldy clothes left with her nappies and cream and b. Throw them away when it could maybe be avoided?
I don't think a 'chat' is necessary, if you're fine with them being thrown away (as you suggest either throwing them away when mouldy... or throwing them away to avoid them getting mouldy?) either let the nursery throw them away, or when they eventually come to your attention, you throw them away. They're bagged, so won't affect her nappies/cream etc.
If anything, maybe on a daily basis ask a more specific question than "Is that everything?"
But of course if it's only a day before they move clothes from her drawer to her backpack then maybe check her backpack more often?
More specific than asking is that everything daily in relation to her backpack and clothes? You're expectations of nursery staff are a lot lower than mine highcastle but I'll take on board the different perspective. Thanks
Perhaps just try "is all of her washing in the bag?"
Oh and I don't think it's that other posters have lower expectations of nursery staff. They perhaps have more insight into the job.
At worst this sounds like an oversight by busy nursery staff. I've done similar with my own children.
If it becomes a regular occurrence then have 'a chat' but if you are otherwise happy I would say, leave it .
As a nursery managers I would say if its still bothering you, then speak to someone to find out what happened and let them know you have had to bin the clothes
In my nursery, the clothes would have gone straight in the bag, as the drawer is for nappies and wipes
I expect the bag in the drawer got pushed to the back as they put more nappies in
It is a fairly trivial matter but its obviously still bothering you
Thanks insancerre - good to get a mixture of views. I guess every parent learns to let go of things and understand whats inportant. Mouldy clothes given to me doesn't feel like something I can let go so I'm going to casually ask them tomorrow that if ot ever occurs again to put anything mouldy in the bin rather than give it back to me.
They probably didn't notice the mould. Spotted a bag of clothes in the drawer, grabbed and popped in bag, while also carrying a load of other stuff and didn't even look at it.
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