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Florida mom says day care wrote on her son to tell her to bring more diapers

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jan 29, 2020

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- A mother's story is making its rounds across the internet after she posted photos of a Florida day care's message written on her son's stomach.

WPLG reports Heather Chisum posted photos of her son Milo to Facebook after she found the Sanibel Island day care’s message on the boy’s stomach. Since posting the pictures, the post has gotten more than 27,000 shares on Facebook.

The single mother of two wrote that the day care normally gives her a daily report in her child's lunch box informing her about her son's behavior and whether they need any additional supplies like wipes or diapers.

But on Monday, she says the day care took a different approach. Instead of writing it on her son's diaper or simply talking to her, day care workers wrote a message on her son's skin in black ink. Chisum discovered the message while changing her son's diaper.

"I guess yesterday they wrote on his report that he needs diapers, and I failed to see that," Chisum wrote in the post. "Now keep in mind, I see several teachers at drop off and several at pick up, if I failed to see that he needs diapers a simple, 'Hey Heather, your son needs diapers maybe you missed the report' would have done the trick."

Chisum says the message read, "Mom I’m out of diapers pls read my report,” and stayed on her son's skin even after she scrubbed it with baby wipes.

“In the very worst case scenario, I can’t see anything other than 'need diapers' needing to be written.” wrote Chisum. “Why a big long message needed to be written across my sons stomach is beyond me.”

The mother claims this isn't the first time her son has been written on and asked if she was over-reacting in her post. However, hundreds of commentors agreed with her outrage, many expressing disbelief at the day care's practices.

The News-Press reports the director of The Children’s Education Center of the Islands was unavailable to comment on the incident.