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25 March 2004 @ 03:47 pm
Question for the day  
Do I want to take care of a 6 month old for 10 days? They live 20 miles from work.

-the redhead-
Tealteal_cuttlefish on March 27th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: babies babies
If they are going to be in Mexico, make sure you have a medical and general power of attorney over the child in case something happens. For instance, if she manages to get hurt, which would most likely be rolling off something, you need to be able to get her treatment without contacting the parents first. Get the treatment started, then hunt down the parents.

She probably sleeps through the night, and she'll be in daycare so it won't be 10 solid days, and you can ask the daycare folks advice about her if she does something you just can't figure out, as they'll know her daily habits a bit better.

However, while it might be stressful, I'd say it's doable. At 6 months I don't know if she's even rolling yet, but she won't be crawling. You just have to watch her and feed her and change her diaper.

And don't judge grandpa too harshly -- he may not be physically capable of caring for her. I guess if it were me, my biggest concern would be the extra commute for daycare.

(On the other hand, my sister D took my 8 year old for 24 hours at my sister's request, and when D brought Alyria back the next day, D told me "I don't know how you do it!")