(Closed) how many sitters for 3 babies?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just to be on the safe side, I’d at least go with two.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

While an experienced person could manage all three, two or one with a younger helper would probably be better.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree, two is a great number.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

You need at least two. Babies don’t wait for anybody!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with the above posts… at least two or at the VERY Least, one experienced with a younger helper.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

how about this, each parent takes care of her own kid; I have 8 kids coming, I am going to let them run around loose at our fancy reception, each parnet will keep an eye on their own kid, I love my little nieces and nephews, kids make things happy, but I am not going to splurge more on a  babysitter; you dont hire a baby sitter at a house party do you?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Where I work for babies we have a 1:4 ratio, so that’s one adult for 4 babies.  However, you might not be able to find someone who is extremely experienced with multiple babies at once, so if you can I would get 2 sitters.  That way they can also keep each other company if all the babies happen to nap at the same time.  🙂  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would say 2, if for no other reason than making the parents feel that much more at ease.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know it might not be ideal, but…I think finding two sitters for three babies that are SO YOUNG and would be sleeping most of the time anyway is a big hassle. I think if there are just three babies they should be able to stay with their parents. Since they are so young, I am sure their parents would feel more comfortable and have a better time celebrating with you if they knew that their babies were being well taken care of and I think the easiest way to acheive this would be to just let them be with their parents. Since they won’t be old enough to be running around and causing problems anyway, avoid the hassle of finding 2 sitters and just let them be with their parents.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i like the idea of 2 to begin with because im guessing these are strangers and as a parent i would feel safer about leaving my child with more than one person. i would also look into hiring via an agency – yes expensive but im guessinig (hoping) they would have had to comply with some sort of background check, again for peace of mind for the parents

goodluck

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Two! better safe then sorry 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

wow youre awfully generous just have the moms take care of their own kids

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@ilovenycmissie~ I think she wants her friends and family to be child free for her party. Also, after asking all her other party guests not to bring their children, it would be pretty unfair to let 3 people bring theirs.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I agree. If they were preschoolers or older, I would think one could watch them.  Bu at the agethey are, I think two might be needed.  It certainly could turn out,  that for those two hours, the babies will sleep, or only one will need attention at one time.  But it could also be that one is upset, while another needs to be changed?  How can one sitter do both?

 

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