i have a 2month old, an 8 yr old, and a 5yr old and my husband doesn't have a very good job and we cnt make it off one in come so im going bck 2 work tomorrow and his 17 yr old cousin is going to come to my house and babysit for the rest of the summer. i cnt afford to put all 3 in daycare. she's a good kid and she has her certificate for cpr. my question is would you let a 17 yr old watch your 2month old? she has a little sister who is 1 so she has had the experience with babies.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by lynnard at 6:29 PM on Jul. 12, 2009
I was younger than that and I was watching my sisters babies. I have always loved kids, and they survived. It is too bad that you have to jump in this. It is easier to have her watch the kids a few hours before she has to take over for an entire day. I am sure this is not the first time and I bet she can handle it, but you need to make sure that she CAN ask for help. Sometimes younger kids get nervous and don't ask for help when they need it. Also, let your kids know that they need to take it easy on her. She isn't a pro at this like you are. If there are any problems, your older kids can tell you what's going on. And of course you will be there in the afternoon, and your DH will be there sometime during the day. Good luck, and I hope all goes well.
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