Okay, here's a hypothetical for all the moms in the house: Let's say you drop your 2-year-old off at nursery school one morning, run to work, wake up your computer, and are just about to start sifting through the most important-looking emails when your phone rings -- it's the head teacher from your daughter's nursery school letting you know the kid needs to be picked up, ASAP. Oh no! A million different scenarios run through your head at once: Does she have a fever? Did she fall off the tire swing and get hurt? Is she having an allergic reaction to something you didn't even know she was allergic to? What could have happened? Oh, it's nothing to worry about, the teacher assures you -- just a dirty diaper. WHAT?!
It's been a long time since either one of my kids was in diapers (hooray for that!), but apparently there's a disturbing trend going on in toddler care these days: Nursery schools and daycare centers with strict no-diaper changing policies.