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Florida day care writes on child’s tummy to remind mother to bring diapers

Ink remained on child’s body after scrubbing

Day care writes on the stomach of Heather Chisum's son in ink. (Heather Chisum / Facebook)
Day care writes on the stomach of Heather Chisum's son in ink. (Heather Chisum / Facebook)

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. – A Florida mother was shocked to find her young son’s day care had written on his stomach in black ink to remind her to bring more diapers.

Heather Chisum posted photos of her son Milo on Facebook after she found the Sanibel Island day care’s message on the boy’s tummy. The post went viral.

Chisum, a single mother, said the day care usually puts a daily report in her children’s lunch boxes, detailing her son or daughter’s behavior and whether they need additional wipes or diapers.

But while changing Milo’s diaper after bringing him home Monday, Chisum noticed the message written in magic marker. What’s worse is the ink remained on his skin even following a scrubbing 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.”

Chisum says Monday’s isn’t the first time the day care has written on her son’s body, claiming in her post that it happened several months ago.

In her post, Chisum asked whether she was over-exaggerating in her anger, but nearly everyone who commented backed her up wholeheartedly.

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

So. I need opinions. Am I right to be furious about this? Or am I over reacting? I really need your opinions guys,...

Posted by Heather Chisum on Monday, January 27, 2020