My husband is not home from deployment for another week or so and i broke my big toe on my left foot. i have a 5 month old at home. should i hire a babysitter so i can rest my foot?Answer Question
Answer by louise2 at 8:38 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by older at 8:38 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
You can if want, but it's not necessary. I had a broken toe, and still took care of my three kids. Just try to stay off of it as much as you can.
Answer by Christine0813 at 8:41 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by rebeccadac at 8:57 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by Steph319 at 9:04 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:31 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
A broken great toe is a bit different from fracturing any other toe... Do you all understand the biomechanics of the foot?? Might be a good idea before you are so quick to judge this poor girl.
OP- are you on crutches?? If so you should not be trying to lift and carry your baby. So yes, you may need help. If you are in a walking boot you may be a bit more ambulatory, but you may still need some help until you get used to how to balance carrying things/baby this way. For the first week you should elevate your foot as much as possible anyways... so yes, maybe get help for a week or so. Especially b/c you don't have the support of your husband to help you right now. If you need help get it... if you feel you can do it yourself then go that root. Bottom line is you need to do whats right for you and you baby!
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:00 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
I broke two toes on my right foot and did okay with my three kids (one was 14 months) but there is nothing wrong with you if you want to hire a babysitter. Only you know how you feel. Even if you didn't break a toe you should feel ok asking people to watch your baby occasionally. No big deal:)
Answer by Luuckymommy at 10:11 AM on Dec. 31, 2010