I babysit my niece 3-4 days a week while her mother works. I have her for about 12 hours a day and feed her every meal and give her all her baths, the days I dont have her are sunday -tuesday. She is almost 17 months now I just feel so sorry for how she is treated at home. I wouldn't call her parents terrible but her dad for one is a drug addict and doesn't like to feed her real food, she gets a bottle with formula most of the time and makes her take naps alot so he can sleep. She also gets VERY constipated because of the lack of good food, and by the time I get her each week I have to either give her suppositories or Miralax...I know her mom isnt as bad but she doesn't feed any of the kids healthy things and rarely gives them baths which is why I do it. Their house is never clean, its not unlivable but still, its not that great, especially with two animals living in the house, which btw is VERY VERY tiny. Her dad isn't around that much because her mom won't allow him, but when he is it gets bad. I feel like I'm the only one that cares to take care of her right, and dont know what to do. We cant afford another child but I hate sending her home. And no calling CPS isn't a solution, they aren't going to do anything because its not terrible, just not what I consider good enough.
Any ideas on how to help her? I'm trying my best but feel like its not enough.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Jun. 19, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by 2murphyboys at 4:11 PM on Jun. 19, 2011
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Answer by Jessica157 at 4:00 PM on Jun. 19, 2011
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Answer by 2murphyboys at 4:15 PM on Jun. 19, 2011