Mum shares her disappointment at discovering her child’s daycare centre allows children to play with balloons.
The concerned mum shared on MOM answers that when she arrived at daycare to drop off her baby the carers had set up latex balloons hanging from the ceiling.
She added, “The balloons hung to a height just above the ground to where the children could reach. My child is 12 months old and walking and would love playing with balloons but I think they are just too dangerous.
“The centre has a no plastic bag policy so I find it strange they give balloons to the kids. I know they will get rid of the balloons once I voice my concern today, but my trust has been eroded and now I am thinking of pulling my son out of the centre. Is this over reacting?”
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Some people simply told the mum she was definitely overreacting, while others were more concerned for the environment.
A couple of responses to her post include:
– “I think unless your child has a known allergy or a history of trying to eat them then there isn’t any reason to worry,”
– Another said, “Kids do have a lot of fun with balloons, but I see where your concerns come from as they can be dangerous. I’m more concerned about their impact on the environment. Ban all non compostable balloons and help save our planet.”
– “It is actually a sensory toy used in many daycare centres and schools australia wide to encourage play. But kids love balloons and there is no harm in them unless they try to eat them or are allergic to them. I would voice your concern if you really think it is an issue but I certainly don’t think they have violated your trust – particularly if they didn’t know you were so concerned”, wrote another.
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