My husband works with spanish speaking men, and their wives are there as well (they rent the house on the property being worked on). They are very nice ladies, but don't speak a word of english. Through their husbands translating (the little that they can), they have communicated with my husband that they will watch our five month old daughter (while I work for 3 hrs per day). I have decided, that this is something we should try. I do speak some spanish and their husbands can translate. I plan on giving a detailed instruction list (in spanish- I will translate online) about how she should be taken care of... My question to you is, is this something you have done or could do? Any tips?
Answer by christyg at 5:13 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 4:34 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
You need an actual interpreter. The translations online are NOT accurate. You also need to know if they have cultural differences in the way she will take care of your child. What she may believe is appropriate, you may not agree with. I would not want a sitter who I could not communicate with on a daily basis. What if something happens like an emergency and she can't even call you and tell you what has happened?
Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
not in a million years. here's why. what if something happened? what if the house was on fire? what if the baby was choking? this is a predominantly English speaking country, and if she needed emergency help, what sort of a delay would the language barrier cause? it probably wouldn't be a problem, but I would not feel good about the risk. it's not that I dont' think the women are totally competent caregivers, but I would have a real issue with communication problems.
Answer by teri4lance at 4:35 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
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