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My friend with a poorly baby..
FlavouredWaterTastesGrim · 19/03/2023 15:53
My friend has a 10 month old baby who sleeps awfully, she works full time in her own business so has nobody to fall back on, her baby has tonsillitis and a chest infection and is on antibiotics. Her baby won't sleep unless she's laid on her chest but then my friend can't sleep either. She has hardly any family to ask and her MIL doesn't care/help anyway.
She honestly hasn't slept more than 8 hours in a week. I can't help much because I have my own 9 month old and I work full time too but employed by a company.
She has Mondays off, what can I leave on her doorstep that will make her day tomorrow morning? I will have to go to a shop before work so it'll be from the local Tesco etc.
EmilyGilmoresSass · 19/03/2023 16:03
What about some sort of pamper gift? Like a face mask or something? I'm a lone parent to a neurodiverse 3 yo who doesn't sleep. Nobody will help me. I constantly feel grungey and like an old woman (not saying your friend does but even getting a decently lengthed bath is difficult here) and I think something like that would make me feel better
whoruntheworldgirls · 19/03/2023 16:03
If it was me a box of maltesers and some chilled coffee drinks.
Hope her baby is better soon and friend gets some sleep.
StrictlyAFemaleFemale · 19/03/2023 16:05
Nice cordial, handcreme, tapas type snacks, nice ready meal, calpol.
Twizbe · 19/03/2023 16:12
Dinner of some kind. Something comforting and nutritious and easy to make.
Failing that, chocolate.
LavenderOlive21 · 19/03/2023 16:31
Sounds like a lovely idea OP. I think some soup and fresh bread for lunch, and an easy to make dinner, with some grapes / chocolate to snack on, and fresh fruit juice.
As an aside, there are loads of great online resources that could help your friends baby to sleep (once they're feeling better) - Just Chill Mama is brilliant, she has free resources and has some paid courses too.
GoodChat · 19/03/2023 16:38
A good coffee and some pastries and fruit to start the day.
Does her DH not help her out, as you mentioned a MIL?
SaltyGod · 19/03/2023 16:42
What a lovely idea.
In those circumstances I'd want delicious and easy to eat food so I'd do croissants, fresh orange juice, a high quality ready meal for dinner, some fresh fruit such as berries, some biscuits.
I hope her baby gets better soon
MeinKraft · 19/03/2023 18:44
If you could manage an hour or two of childcare or cleaning I think that would be worth ten of anything you could leave on her doorstep
ilovewispas · 19/03/2023 18:48
Definitely food over pamper stuff as she won't have time or energy for pampering.
Really good coffee, croissants (posh ones), luxury jam, ideally a Charlie Bingham ready meal (available in Tesco, curries or macaroni cheese are delicious), jam doughnuts.
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