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Old 12-01-2012  
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Default Get a sitter or not?

Which do you prefer?

Staying home to take care of your baby or work and get a nanny?
 
Old 12-04-2012  
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Depends whether we're talking about a short-term sitter or a long-term one. I prefer having a sitter for a couple of months after giving birth. Then probably when I get back to work I'd ask my mom or aunt to help me sit. With what's happening in our economy right now, it's impractical to stay home and be a full time mom, unless of course if DH can provide for our needs without my help. But reality bites, we all have bills to pay, so I might as well get a sitter. Or to save money, like what I've mentioned, ask some help and assistance.
 
Old 12-04-2012  
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Default Get a sitter

If I'll be pregnant (fingers-crossed) with our 2nd child, we will definitely get a sitter. I think we would not afford losing my job for our bigger family.
 
Old 12-07-2012  
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If you can afford to get one, do it. When I mean afford, I mean not only monetary-wise but emotional and physical too. If you have 2 or more kids already, it would be better if you get a sitter to keep your sanity.
If you're good with money, and can stay at home just being a Mom 24/7 then lucky you! You may not need a sitter anymore.
 
Old 12-15-2012  
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I can only wish I can get a sitter! OMG! It would be less stress for me but I still have to think if it would fit on my budget.
 
Old 12-17-2012  
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Default Re: Get a sitter or not?

I might not. Getting a sitter is expensive!
 
Old 12-20-2012  
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Default Re: Get a sitter or not?

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Depends whether we're talking about a short-term sitter or a long-term one. I prefer having a sitter for a couple of months after giving birth. Then probably when I get back to work I'd ask my mom or aunt to help me sit. With what's happening in our economy right now, it's impractical to stay home and be a full time mom, unless of course if DH can provide for our needs without my help. But reality bites, we all have bills to pay, so I might as well get a sitter. Or to save money, like what I've mentioned, ask some help and assistance.

I so agree with you Baha. We actually did this with our first baby. It's very difficult to manage our finances while we're on an investment, paying our auto mortgage and of course preparing for our baby's future. So instead of hiring a nanny, we ask for help as much as we can. We give credit to my mom and mom-in-law!!
 
Old 12-21-2012  
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Default Re: Get a sitter or not?

That's what family is for, right? Helping one another. And, if we're talking about taking care of babies grandma's are all crazy about it.
 
Old 12-23-2012  
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With only one child, I might not get one yet. But with 2 I'd hire one for sure. Aupairs are a little expensive but with a growing family, having them is very much ideal.
 
Old 01-16-2013  
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That's what family is for, right? Helping one another. And, if we're talking about taking care of babies grandma's are all crazy about it.
I so agree! I do feel like they love their grandkids more than their kids, LOL! We love them for that anyways.
 
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