Looking for a babysitter,need some advices,please

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    KateP
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    First I want to say hello,as I am new to this forum.Im single mom to be,my due is end of November,and I am looking for some advice.I live in London,my family is not here,I have many friends,but unfortunately they don’t have kids so I can’t expect much help from them.I will need someone to help me 1-2 days a week with the newborn as I’m alone,I don’t have any contact with the father of my baby,and my family can’t come until end of January.I will appreciate any advices and information about nannies for newborn,doula,maternity Nurse or other options on a reasonable price as I can’t afford to pay a lot.Thanks!

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    Mike_71
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    Stick some cards up at the local newsagents?

    I’m sure there are various agencies etc., who can supply people, but that’s likely to be an expensive option.

    Which part of London are you in?

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    KateP
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    I recently moved to Edgware .I will check,thank you

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    Sherinam
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    1. I suggest you go on  council website because these people need to be checked and registered.  You need to be careful who is coming into your home. You are on your own so don’t be too trusting.  I am in London and slightly similar to your case.  I have a sister who collected me and baby from hospital and we stayed with her until my daughter was 8 weeks old. I have a nanny and I met her when I took my daughter to baby classes run by the church.  She’s helped me for 3 years now as I do not have parents. So there are people out there . You need to ask your friends for help .if they are true friends they will help you so don’t be afraid to ask.
    #18079 Report

    KateP
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    Hello,thank you for your message.Yes,I know,and I am really stressed,because it’s not easy to leave your baby to some stranger even for a few hours during the day.unfortunately one of my friends live out of London and the others are working 6 days a week,they don’t have any experience with kids  and I can’t expect any help from them,because i will not feel save to leave my newborn with them.

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    Sherinam
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    I suggest that you start making a list and stock up one essentials  like loo paper baby s things etc….you need to get baby bag sorted because you will be tired from labour no sleep.  So get yourself organised wash baby things and maybe get some one to blitz your house.  You need to eat and have energy for your little one as they need they need to be fed regularly.  Go on the websites and they have a list of people who may be able to help. Also a spare key for them..

    Everyone needs someone but your inner strength will kick in. Looking back i thought I did it on my own but I didn’t I had lots of help from all sorts including relatives who appeared from no where.  I live in London  and am happy to give you my number .I work Mon to wed and am at home Thurs and Friday but this week was no rest as I was at Dr’s twice and yesterday we had to go for a blood test.  Tuesday I was so stressed I dropped my car key and house keys running for train . It cost £170 for car people to make a new key for me In order for me to fetch my daughter from school and get around . Her school is 45 minutes by car.. just start making your list and who is your birthing partner and how sre you going to get home?

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    Maricla
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    Try childcare.co.uk. I am currently using it and find it good. You’ll have to pay 25.00GBP monthly, but hopefully one month will be enough to find your support and you can cancel immediately. Good luck with everything!

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