Hello all! I am a mommy to a 21 month old that is very independent. He is fine going to other people's houses and only cries for a few minutes when I leave. When we're at home he'll bring me toys to play with but he is also very good playing on his own. I babysit a lot of my friend's kids and usually they are fine with me doing the same things that I do with my son with their kids. Well, I just started watching my friend's 4 month old girl...and my friend is very high strung. She always has the baby in a sling and expects me to do the same! I just can't do it! I have 2 other kids here most of the time! My friend lets her baby fall asleep on her breast and the baby is getting so thats the only way she will fall asleep-so how will I get her to take a nap? I want to help my friend (I never charge anyone when I sit) but she's making this damn near impossible. What should I tell her? All I want to do is put the baby down sometimes!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
realistically no daycare provider is going to hold her baby the entire time they have her. They will hold her alot and give her the care and comfort a 4 month old needs but no daycare provider does everything they way mom and dad would do it.
I think your friend needs a reality check. I loved having my babies in the sling but I would not expect a sitter to do it.
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 2:29 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 3:39 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
If you can't do as asked let the mother know so she can find someone more appropriate to take care of her child as she specifies. If you take the child on and do not do as the mother asks and she finds out (and she will find out) I can guarantee you will lose her as a friend as well as lose your good standing as a sitter. It is one thing to discuss your situation with the mom and another to ignore her wishes and lie to her about following her specifications. Good Luck!
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