Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two Kids Severely Sunburnt at Bethlehem Day Care?

Bethlehem police have received allegations that two toddlers were severely sunburned while in the custody of Foundations Early Learning Academy, which is located at 444 Montclair Ave. According to the report, the children had blistering over backs and shoulders. They have referred the matter to Children and Youth, as well as the state Department of Public Welfare.

According to one online review, "This facility is wonderful! The staff is very experienced and caring."

11 comments:

Peter J.Cochran said...

This could be poison ivy. The Ivy has changed ,it's reactions also apparently according to one source , it has been stronger and humans react to it.I personally can not foresee a day care environment with naps and inside time as high exposure to radiation. I would want to look at some other cause and not convict this facility on the web.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Well, Peter, it needs to be investigated. It could also be that these kids are more sensitive than others. I just learned today that one toddler who recently overcame a staph infection has to stay out of the sun the rest of the Summer.

Peter J.Cochran said...

But, the attending medical slip would have indicated sp30 or more during bright sun .Parent would have reasonably direct application,I would think,something else is in this equation.

Anonymous said...

Unacceptable care. Full weight of the law needs to come down on the business and the individuals responsible.

Anonymous said...

Now Your a doctor o hare what next???

Anonymous said...

Whether it is poison ivy, or sunburn, the children were not properly supervised. First, help the children to recover, second, the day care needs to suffer consequences, as deemed appropriate but the controlling authorities.

Bernie O'Hare said...



Actually, I am. I am a Juris Doctor, so there.

proudmom said...

If your children are ultra fair skinned and burn easily- when you drop them off with a towel and swimming trunks- DO ASSUME THEY ARE GOING TO BE OUTDOORS IN THE SUN AND BRING SUNSCREEN!!!!! The swimming was not a surprise. It is not the responsibility of the day care to provide sunscreen for your child. Parents are to provide whatever it is that their own child needs. In fact daycares are not allowed to put it on children without a parents consent. Also, if the children were so badly burnt on Friday why is it that the children did not visit the ER until Sunday. Where were they in the interim? They suffered for 2 days with visible burns. Could 2 days of simple aloe have prevented the blistering-should the parents be investigated for delay of treatment?
My children also attend Foundations and I am very pleased with the care my children receive. I'm angry that my children cannot enjoy outdoor activities (pending this inquiry) because these parents lacked forethought about their own children's skin. It is shameful and regrettable that the owner's reputation is being soiled by the media attention BEFORE a full and fair investigation.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Don't forget to bring a towel.

chinese buffet said...

Watch your own kids.

monkeymomma said...

In response to 3:04 PM…

I don't know this daycare facility at all, but I would agree that judgment should not be rushed. That said, why would a daycare provider allow kids outside long enough to get "severely" burned if they knew the kids weren't wearing sunscreen? This is a no brainer. If the parents failed to provide sunscreen, then the kids should not be allowed at the pool. Simple.

Burns may take a couple of days to blister. Maybe the parents did apply all the right ointments and still ended up with blisters that needed an evaluation.

In any event, if you take kids to the pool, you had better make sure they can all swim and that they are all safe - that includes sunscreen.