Category 'Daycare'


Does an Antibacterial Wipe Really Disinfect Surfaces?

Oh yes, there’s trouble…with antibacterial wipes. Grocery stores dispense them, hospitals utilize them, schools distribute them, and gyms disseminate them, but are antibacterial wipes as good as we think they are? According to the Environmental Working Group, there’s cause for concern: The most common antibacterial agents in cleaning wipes are called “quats” (short for quaternary ammonium…

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Ban Illness from Your Daycare Center

In the last few blogs (here, here, and here), we’ve discussed the numerous concerns parents have when sending their kids to daycare, including health concerns. Children who attend daycare programs are more sick more often than children who stay at home. But we’re (Surface Shield) trying to change that.   Some things to consider: A…

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Part 2: Michigan Parents and their Concerns about Daycare

The articles concerning whether or not you should send your child to daycare are plenty. Do I send my kids to daycare? Do I stay home instead? It’s dubbed the Daycare Dilemma and it’s a serious one for many fathers and mothers. According to the US Census, 16% of babies under the age of one…

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Michigan Parents and their Concerns about Daycare

The biggest concerns parents have about sending their kids to daycare? Here’s the list: Lack of adequate supervision Staff is undertrained Medication administered improperly Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Presence of poisons and toxic substances (cleaning products!) Unsafe and recalled nursery products and equipment Illness transmission (germs!) Lack of food safety Failure to prepare for an…

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State of the Union in Michigan Daycare Centers

Again, you know what the State of the Union is. You learned about it here. Our focus here is the state of Michigan and, in particular, the state of illness in Michigan daycare centers. Here’s what we know: The percentage of women in the workforce has grown. 1974 – 47% of women were engaged in…

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