Post # 1
Today I have a job interview for a full-time nanny position for a lady at church and I’m so excited!
The problem is…I don’t have a Iot of experience with babies. I have done tons of babysitting/nannying for toddlers and older children, but the child is a nine month old boy. The one thing I have going for me is that I’m not a stranger and I love babies, so I can guarantee this baby will be showered with love.
So I’m asking for a little advice on how to take care of babies that age. Tips of diaper changing, feeding, and how to entertain a nine month old. Pretty much any words of wisdom you can give me.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Post # 2
It really depends on the child. My baby was walking by 9 months, so she was getting into everything! I would suggest reading lots of books, and using any kind of toys they may have at their house.
We did baby lead weaning with Dear Daughter, so she didn’t eat purees and mostly just ate from what we were eating. If the baby is on purees, I’m sure the parents will leave food for you or tell you how they want it made.
Diaper changes can be a battle at that age. I just changed Dear Daughter on a towel on the floor and gave her a toy to hold onto to try to distract her and keep her from getting away! Ask the parents about any diaper rash cream they want to be used.
Post # 3
Diaper changing a boy = you getting peed on. No matter how vigilant you are with keeping his little penis covered, it will happen. However, you can minimize the chances by always keeping a wipe or diaper over his privates and hope he doesn’t squirm and wiggle too much (from the mom of two boys lol).
Post # 4
I’ve got a 7 month old boy and it’ll depend on the boy’s personality and level of activity. My 7 month old is pulling up and crawling so he’s mostly entertained by getting into cabinets/tossing stuff against the floor/and getting bounced up and down 80 million times a day, there’s no way he would ever sit down for a book reading. In regards to diaper changes, I got peed on a bunch in the beginning but it hasn’t happened again since he was maybe 3 months old? I do know though that I have gotten very very good at changing a diaper while he’s standing and also while he’s flipped over on his stomach and trying to get away from me. haha. As for feeding, we do a combo of baby led weaning and purees. Every baby I’ve met likes strong tastes – mine loves sucking on pickles, so that might be a fun treat. Is there a gymboree where you guys live? Talk to the parents if you can take their son to the gymboree open gym, my son loves tumbling and crawling over their gym equipment and watching the older kids play.