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March 31st, 2005, 07:43 PM
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taken care of a newborn before you first born?

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March 31st, 2005, 07:45 PM
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I had been around my nephew a little bit when he was little but I lived 4 hrs away at the time so I didnt see him that much. So no. I had no practice. All the kids I had babysat for were about 4,5,6.

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March 31st, 2005, 07:55 PM
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Yeah, I have a little experience. My baby cousin was born when I was 7 and I used to give him baths and change his diapers and stuff. (with my g-ma there to watch and supervise since I was so young!) So I have a little bit of know-how. Plus, I have my mom to help me with the stuff I don't know how to do, so I'm lucky I guess
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April 1st, 2005, 06:33 AM
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The youngest i've babysat for is 3 months. It was ALOT of work, with a 3 year old running around. And the lil guy, missed mommy, and just kept screaming and wont take his bottle. But, I'm like the only sitter in this area that will watch newborns, it doesn't bother me at all. My aunt also, left me alone watch her oldest, when I was 13 maybe, and she was a newborn. Then my mom when I was 4-5ish, left me watching my "baby" brother [hes the youngest, not so much a "baby" anymore], and he CRYED all the time, he couldn't see my mom, so it wasn't a very fun thing, when your 4-5ish.
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April 1st, 2005, 06:47 AM
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Well, I had 2 brothers and 2 sisters that were all younger than me... then a few of my friends had babies so I had been around quite a few newborns. So I knew a few things to expect.
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April 1st, 2005, 10:24 AM
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i have 5 nieces and nephews so i've been around babies a lot. when my brother had his twins he was working full time on a grave yard shift and his wife is an imcompitant moron so i moved in for the 1st 3 months to help them out. my fear is that i won't be able to handle this myself. it used to be that i could pass a crying baby to it's mom or dad and that was that, but now the crying baby is going to be passed to me, because it's mone... i still can't imagine myself being a mom. wasn't something i was planning on but at the same time that i'm freaking out i'm really excited and happy that i'm going through this... it's time to grow up and move forward on to something better then before.
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April 1st, 2005, 10:25 AM
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i currently babysit 3 little girls, 5, 4, 1˝...i have been babysitting for 2˝ years forty hours a week so i have beenwith them since the older two were 1˝ and just turned 3 and the baby i have been with since shes was brought home from the hospital i dont have the slightest clue what its like to put them to bed, but daytime wise i have enough experiece..... like trying to feed the baby when shes 5 days old and you have the other two screaming and fighting for your attention.......im oly having one!!!!! LOL

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April 3rd, 2005, 03:48 PM
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Little backround info to start with, (I am 22, will be 23 in 5 months) I have 3 nieces and 9 nephews ranging in age from 19 to 15 months. That is just on my side of the family. My husband has 2 nephews and 1 neice ages 8, 6, and 2. AND I have a great-nephew that is about 6 months old.

I was carrying my oldest neice around when I was 2 (so I was told)

I have been "helping" change diapers since before I can remember.

I have taken care of infants and children of all ages since about age 12.

I have also babysat for non-family members and the youngest I baby-sat that wasn't family was about 1-2 days old. I worked for a family that had four kids ages 12, 6, 4, and then adopted a baby from a cousin who couldn't take care of it. I worked for them til the youngest was crawling (cause I moved to go to college).

We aren't expecting yet, but when the time comes I think I will be fine. If I have any questions, I have a great SIL and MIL that are close by! I will be more affraid for my husband.....he hasn't changed a diaper a day in his life as far as I know and refused to hold his nephews and neice until they were old enough to hold their own heads up. He says he was affraid he would break them. LOL

Even though I don't have children of my own, I feel like I have a world full of knowledge about children. Hope I can help others on the forum who have questions, if I can.


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April 3rd, 2005, 07:08 PM
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Nope not at all


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