Can you take care of a baby?

Babies - Lovely babies
Philippines
March 28, 2007 7:53am CST
My sister has 3 kids and they all went through me. I took care of them and I know how hard it is to be a mother. Even though I don't have kids yet I already felt the sacrifices and I'm telling you 1 is enough and 2 will be too much. The hard part is when they all want something at the same time and you're just rushing to give them all just for them not to cry. But in some ways, taking care of a baby or more is quite interesting and fun. I also learned a lot like how to be more patient when it comes to kids and found out what's best for them. Can you handle one?
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13 responses
@maevic (821)
• Bahrain
29 Mar 07
I don't think I can take care of a baby. I'm 26 and turning 27 in few months. Me and my husband are still thinking to have a baby next year. We know how big the responsibility is that's why we are thinking twice to have it in a year or two. Almost all my classmates has their babies and I'm still lost of taking out decision. I'm really grateful for those who can take care of a baby.
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
You guys think about it first. Find the right time then it will come. Maybe this time you guys spend time with each other first because when you are having a baby you can't go out like you guys usually do.
@roque20 (518)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I dont think i cant take care of a baby at this age because i am still schooling and dont time for taking care of a baby. Taking care of baby is fun but i am not type of a person who has a long patient in taking care of a baby i dont think i can survive taking care two babies at the same time.
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• Philippines
30 Mar 07
That's fine. Maybe when you're done schooling or something then you can learn how to take care of a baby. Time will come!
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
28 Mar 07
I have taken care of three babies and they grew up to be beautiful adults. I also looked after my eldest grandaughter until she was three years old, and have a lot of input into the other grandchildren, and now a wee great grandaughter, so I would say that I can manage babies.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Me too! I can say that I can have babies and be happy because I've been taking care of my nieces and nephew when they were smaller.
@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 07
Both my sisters had 3 kids among the both of them and I helped to take care of them when they were babies. I have two nieces and a nephew. When my eldest niece was a baby, she was quite easy to take care of. She's not naughty and it was fun taking care and playing with her. My nephew was born last year and boy, he's very active and naughty! Haha! When he learnt how to crawl, we had to chase after him because he crawled so fast! He's a cute little fella. Oooh, it's tough taking care of babies. But, it's very fun too and it's worth it. When they laugh, when they are happy, I'm happy too. You get a good feeling just seeing them smile and hearing their childish laughter.
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• Philippines
29 Mar 07
That's true! When they smile they take your stress away in just one snap! Absolutely true!
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
30 Mar 07
my sis says that babysitting for me is like birth control for her. she's older but has not kids and intends to have no kids.
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@myklaire (437)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
you bet! we have 3 kids in the house, 7 yrs old, 5 yrs old and 5 mos old! sometimes, they can give you a headache...each one of them have their own nanny. all the adults in the house are working so we need somebody to take care of them and their needs...
• Pakistan
29 Mar 07
well i can take care of a baby because i have done in past and it was a good experience
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@angelmae (351)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I have one right now. It's hard but it's also fulfilling. I know it's hard to be taking care of your niece/nephews but motherhood is farther from what you experienced. At least your just thinking of what they want right now. Your short term goal is to take care of them and make them happy. But when you become a mother, you'll realize the hardship is just a quarter of what you experienced.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
29 Mar 07
I too help baby sit my nieces. However, ask me to look after a baby by myself, I am not confident of doing it. I need someone to be around for moral support. I cannot handle them crying non-stop :P
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@vogelvrij (196)
• Netherlands
29 Mar 07
I surely can handle 1 baby/kid, but I also should encounter problems with having more of them. Thats because my energy is not that much that I am able to run around kids all day long. If you got 1 you can do something together and you dont have to have an eye on the look out what the other one(s) are doing at that time. With 1 child you can completely give attention to him or her. Having a kid means a lot of sacrifices, but that goes on an easy way. You soon will learn to take care of your child before you get anything for yourself. First of all that feels like a sacrifice but later on it feels natural. Time will learn!
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Mar 07
well of course i can..im a married woman and have 4 children at that and all are healthy and grown up already...
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I have three children so I believe I can take care of a baby.My daughter is what is refered to as a special needs child. She was born with several birth defects one being a heart defect. She required to be feed ever 2 hours , being a single mom I did this on my own with a little help from my mom. The only way she would sleep is to be held. Today she is a healthy 7 yr old who still has a few medical problems but we made it through those infant years just fine having learned alot about how to be patient.
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
28 Mar 07
When you have your first baby it is a learning experience. You treasure every moment spent with them. You don't really think of it as being hard, since you were blessed with a beautiful baby. Then you have your second baby. You know what to do, you understand the different crys and life is good. You will find times that they both need your attention at the same time and it can be a bit hard. Then you have your 3rd and life changes completely. You only have 2 hands and 3 kids!! You do get through it and treasure each child. I have 4 children and definitely have come this far with lots of patience, a good sense of humor and tons of prayer.
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