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Volunteering with a bf baby

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Kylieemilyj · 29/10/2019 17:48

I don’t know if this is the right place to put this, but basically I have signed up to volunteer once a week 6-9, which is great but my son obviously needs feed etc during that time and needs to be going to bed. He’s 5 months currently, and if I can get him to take a bottle his daddy can put him to bed once a fortnight but the other week he has to work until 10pm so won’t be able to. What do I do? I could get someone to come sit with my son but I can’t do that every week? Only go alternate weeks(I really need to go weekly though) or take him with me? But then he’d be just left in the corner in his pram and the place I want to volunteer is really noisy(it would work once in a while.. but not every week) help! I really didn’t think this through.

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SmileCheese · 29/10/2019 17:55

If his Dad works until 10pm one night then who was supposed to be having your son whilst you volunteered, surely they can give him a bottle and put him to bed?

In all honesty though it doesn't sound like the best thought out of plans and maybe its better to accept that volunteering at this present time is not going to work.

Kylieemilyj · 29/10/2019 17:57

I dont want to rely on family every week if I can help it to look after him and put him to bed:/ I think I’m gonna have to accept I can’t do it but I just hope I can.

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Expressedways · 29/10/2019 18:02

It’s a nice thing you’re trying to do but it really doesn’t seem feasible at this point in time. Even if your baby will take a bottle, and that’s a huge if given he’s 5 months and it sounds like you haven’t tried yet, you still don’t have any childcare for 50% of the time you’re committed to. Unfortunately you probably need to back out and revisit volunteering when he’s a bit older.

PurpleDaisies · 29/10/2019 18:07

What is it you’re doing? What happens if your baby starts crying? Would another volunteer have to step in and cover for you? It doesn’t sound feasibility study this point.

PurpleDaisies · 29/10/2019 18:07

Sorry - ^feasible for you

Kylieemilyj · 29/10/2019 18:10

It will be basically dance teaching, so I could step out should I need to but it wouldn’t be fair on the kids or my son really :/ gonna speak to my partner I think and see if he can think of any ideas I may have to ask family to have him

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MrsJoshNavidi · 29/10/2019 18:28

Could you pay a baby sitter to look after him?
Plenty of couples have regular nights out and leave DCs with babysitters.
I appreciate you'd be out of pocket for volunteering though.

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